February 8, 1960

SAFETY

Sayen Describes Alpa Air Safety Stand

BUSINESS FLYING

Piper’s New Twin Shows Flight Advances

MISSILE ENGINEERING

Lockheed Trims Polaris Vehicle’s Weight

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SAFETY

Sayen Describes Alpa Air Safety Stand

We would like to point out that we were roundly condemned by public officials, certain segments of the press and others, when we were critical and insisted that the following items be added or changes be made over the years: Full feathering propellers.
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BUSINESS FLYING

Piper’s New Twin Shows Flight Advances

New York—Inherited design features plus the power of Piper’s new five-place PA-23-250 Aztec are reflected in performance of the executive light-twin, which combines a good rate of climb with 200 mph.-plus cruise speeds. It has docile stall characteristics and is responsive and stable during both slow flight and engine-out procedures.

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Lockheed Trims Polaris Vehicle’s Weight

Sunnyvale, Calif.—Recent fully-guided flights of Polaris missile test vehicles over the Atlantic Missile Range which attained 900 mi. range indicate that the goal of 1,200 mi. range may be met by the end of this year, Lockheed Missiles and Space Division officials believe.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Allen Documents Russian Space Impact

The successful launching of Sputnik I created an intensity of reaction throughout the world which has rarely been paralleled by another other single discovery or invention. The public awareness of the first Sputnik was almost universal.
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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Zeus Delayed By Technical Doubt, Budget

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AVIONICS

Electronic Fuel Control Tested on T56

Dallas, Tex.—An all-transistorized solid-state electronic temperature-reference control developed here by Texas Instruments, Inc., now is undergoing qualification on the Allison T56-A-10W turboprop engine scheduled for the Lockheed P3V-1 and Grumman A2F-1 patrol and attack aircraft.
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AIR TRANSPORT

U.s. Supersonic Transport Action Urged

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AVIONICS

Molectronic Developments Demonstrated

Washington—Techniques which make it possible to fabricate complex molectronic circuits and complete semiconductor devices while the semiconductor crystal is being grown have been developed by Westinghouse Electric Corp. This was revealed during the first public progress report on the Air Force-sponsored molectronics program at which Westinghouse demonstrated nearly 20 moderately complex circuit functions which can now be performed using tiny new molectronic elements.

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MANAGEMENT

Power Reaffirms Stand on Soviet Threat

Washington—Gen. Thomas S. Power, head of Air Force’s Strategic Air Command, repeated his stand last week for a 24-hr. air alert of SAC’s Boeing B-52 striking force as the only sure way of avoiding a knock-out blow by the Soviet Union’s intercontinental ballistic missile force despite unwavering opposition to the proposal by the President and his Secretary of Defense.

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BUSINESS FLYING

Letters

I refer to the news item “FAA Raps Decca” in your Jan. 4 issue (p. 27), and also to an article in the British Daily Telegraph containing a synopsis of the FAA report press release. I cannot comment fully until the actual report is available, but as a practicing airline pilot with considerable experience on Decca Mark 10 I would like to make the following observations:
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