December 19, 1960

SAFETY

Overtaking F-86l Failed to Sight C-35

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Disputes Cloud Nuclear Plane Effort in Critical Period

AIR TRANSPORT

Carriers Scramble to Fill Florida Seats

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SAFETY

Overtaking F-86l Failed to Sight C-35

At 1520 MST, Dec. 15, 1959, an F-86L flown by Capt. William E. Meckem, the wingman in a formation of two Wyoming Air National Guard F-86Ls, and a Beechcraft C-35, flown by Gene A. Lewis, collided at 9,000 ft. msl., or 2,850 ft. above the ground.
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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Disputes Cloud Nuclear Plane Effort in Critical Period

Washington—U. S. effort to develop a nuclear-powered aircraft is entering a critical period in its 14-year history, still clouded by technical disagreement and a general lack of public understanding. It is now finally committed to a flight program, but many financial and technical questions remain unanswered.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Carriers Scramble to Fill Florida Seats

Jet competition into Florida from northern points heavier than ever despite leveling off of market.

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AVIONICS

Ultraviolet Tested for Communications

Baltimore—Basic techniques for a space communication system that operates in the ultraviolet spectrum, giving it many important advantages over radio frequencies for space vehicles, have been developed here by Westinghouse Electric’s Air Arm Division.

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FINANCIAL

New Offerings

Delta Design, Inc., San Diego, Calif., engaged in the design and development of portable control chambers for use in the evaluation of solid state electronic circuitry, controlled atmosphere processing chambers and pre-engineered high vacuum system components.
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AVIONICS

System to Speed Faa Nav-aid Inspection

Washington—New Semi-Automatic Flight Inspection (SAFI) system, which will enable Federal Aviation Agency to measure the accuracy of the nation’s vast network of navigation aids with increased precision and speed at all altitudes, was accepted here last week by the FAA.

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Minuteman Train Mockup Gains Approval

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Hollow Fibers Cut Space Vehicle Weight

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MANAGEMENT

Chosen Instrument Urged on Space Routes

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Chronology of Nuclear Program Reorientations

1946. Air Force began funding the Nuclear Energy Propulsion for Aircraft (NEPA) program, which was to determine the feasibilitay of nuclear-powered aircraft flight. Fairchild Engine and Airplane Corp. was the program manager. 1948. Atomic Energy Commission established the Lexington Project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with the same purpose as the NEPA program.
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