December 14, 1959

SAFETY

Airline’s Policy Scored in Viking Crash

BUSINESS FLYING

Sheriffs Use Bell 47s for Patrol Work

AIR TRANSPORT

Incentive Plans Promote Airline Travel

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SAFETY

Airline’s Policy Scored in Viking Crash

(Following is a report to H. A. Watkinson, Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation, on a public inquiry, conducted by H. J. Phillimore, into the crash of an Independent Air Travel, Ltd., Viking transport Sept. 2, 1958, north of London Airport.
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BUSINESS FLYING

Sheriffs Use Bell 47s for Patrol Work

Los Angeles—Versatile utility helicopter dominates many-sided operations of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Aero Detail—a nine-man tactical air force for an approximately 4,530sq. mi. area and a community of almost six million people.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Incentive Plans Promote Airline Travel

Travel plans gain potential as business firms promote mass personnel airlifts as important sales tool.

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Esso Accelerates Solid Propellant Search

Linden, N. Scientists at the Esso Research and Engineering Co. here are learning how to work with half-gram quantities of solid propellants while the rest of the rocket industry rapidly works its way toward production of 100,000lb. solid propellant .grains (AW Nov. 23, p. 32).

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AVIONICS

Optical Systems Have Space Potential

New York—Researchers are starting to take a closer look at the optical portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Their interest is in communication and radar systems for extraterrestrial space where atmospheric absorption, scattering and background noise intensities no longer limit the use of optical waves.

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FINANCIAL

AMC Contracts

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Nasa, Defense Bolster Space Structures

Air Force gains, role of ARPA diminishes in moves designed to head off demands for a single agency.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Mercury Network Offered for Soviet Use

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Airlines Refine Jet Transport Operations

San Francisco—Air carriers must resist the temptation to raise the gross load of transport aircraft when turbofan engines become available and use greater thrust for quieter takeoffs, James T. Pyle, deputy administrator of Federal Aviation Agency, told airline operators at the National Turbine-Powered Air Transportation Meeting of the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences.

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Letters

In reference to the recent lightplane accident report in your magazine concerning the effects of wingtip vortices of C-124 aircraft (AW Nov. 9, p. 133), careful perusal of the report failed to disclose any recognition further “blunted” bv the wingtip heater pod. Also, these heaters dump exhaust gases directly into the wingtip air slipstream.
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