July 25, 1960

SAFETY

Cab Reports Findings in Crash of Mooney Model 18 Lightplane

AIR TRANSPORT

Swissair, Sas Cooperate on Jet Support

MISSILE ENGINEERING

New Polaris Checkout Devices Developed

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SAFETY

Cab Reports Findings in Crash of Mooney Model 18 Lightplane

On Sept. 7, 1939, about 1430' EDT, a Mooney M-18C55, N 4174, crashed 1½ mi. west of the Culmerville Airport near Butler, Pa. Donald W. Bailey, the pilot and sole occupant, received fatal injuries. The airplane, a single-engine, single-place, lowwing monoplane, was demolished.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Swissair, Sas Cooperate on Jet Support

Zurich—Swissair and Scandinavian Airlines System are jointly weaving a tightly-knit maintenance and training structure designed to permit the two carriers to support the operation of three different jet transport types that can cover all but the shortest stage lengths of their respective route structures.

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

New Polaris Checkout Devices Developed

Anaheim, Calif.—Datico automatic checkout equipment for Navy’s Polaris fleet ballistic missile, source of almost $15 million of business for Nortronics Division of Northrop Corp., grew out of a basic unit designed for no particular application and was developed with $70,000 of company money.

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EQUIPMENT

Faa Studies Pictorial Navigation Displays for Civil Use

New York—Pictorial navigation displays, derived from Vortac inputs, will be offered to civil aviation this fall. The estimated cost of the display instruments, which provide continuous geographical position information during flight, is about $2,500.

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FINANCIAL

General Dynamics Leads Military Contractors; Boeing Is Second

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MANAGEMENT

Gao Report Highlights Space Competition

Washington—High degree of competition that has marked space hardware development contracting was emphasized again last week by a Government Accounting Office investigation of the choice of Douglas Aircraft Corp. to build the fourth stage airframe for the Saturn space vehicle.

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Pyrolytic Graphite Studied for Re-entry

Radiation heat shielding technique may save weight and improve re-entry velocities and accuracies.

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AVIONICS

Semiconductor Emission Studies Aim at Better Electron Tubes

Ft. Monmouth, N. J.—More efficient electron tubes are the goal of a series of research studies into electron emission from semiconductors being conducted here at the U. S. Army Signal Research and Development Laboratory and in a few other laboratories throughout the country.

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Letters

Photo Realism This is an aviation magazine for people in aviation, so let’s be accurate in our reporting. In the June 13 issue in the article on the RF-101C (p. 54) you picture a 101 as returning from a recon mission where the technicians swarm around the plane the moment the engine is cut in order to get at the camera.
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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Usaf Builds Capability for Hypersonic Development

Washington—Air Force has created a capability to manage the technical development of winged hypersonic vehicles, primarily by playing a major role in compiling the necessary engineering design data through study contracts and internal applied research programs.

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