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May 3, 1965

SAFETY

Lightning Ignites 707 Fuel/air Mixture

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Composite Materials Offer Vast Potential for Structures

The War in Vietnam—Special Report

Vietnam Spurs Tactical, Hardware Shifts

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SAFETY

Lightning Ignites 707 Fuel/air Mixture

A Pan American World Airways, Inc., Boeing 707-121, N709PA, Flight 214, crashed at 2059 EST, Dec. 8, 1963, near Elkton, Md. Flight 214 was in a holding pattern awaiting an instrument approach to the Philadelphia International Airport when it was struck by lightning.
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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Composite Materials Offer Vast Potential for Structures

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The War in Vietnam—Special Report

Vietnam Spurs Tactical, Hardware Shifts

Saigon—War in Vietnam has political, strategic and tactical ramifications that reach far beyond the borders of this divided country as well as those of Southeast Asia. It also is breeding new problems of warfare and requirements for new types of hardware, ranging from aircraft to communications systems, that must be answered and met.

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SAFETY

Six Hh-43fs Handle Bulk of Air Rescue

Tan Son Nhut Air Base, Vietnam—Kaman HH-43F utility helicopters, extensively modified to accomplish and survive the missions assigned them, are being used throughout Vietnam, including forays into the Communist north, to locate and rescue downed USAF, Vietnamese Air Force and U. S. Army air crews.

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AVIONICS

Radar Beacon Display System Cuts Costs

Low-cost system for displaying altitude and identity of transponder-equipped aircraft, designed for use at lower density terminal areas, has been developed by Airborne Instruments Laboratory Div. of Cutler-Hammer, using company funds.

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BUSINESS FLYING

Wide-swath Method May Cut Spray Time

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AIR TRANSPORT

Flights Urged to Test Sst Boom Theory

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Eurospace Proposes Expanded Program

Group to urge governments to fund manned re-usable transporter, space station, launchers and spacecraft.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

C-5a Engines Feature Basic Differences

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AVIONICS

Latest Avionics Equipment Planned for C-5a

Extensive use of latest developments in aircraft avionics will bring the USAF C-5A heavy logistics transport closer to the goal of being a true all-weather airplane than any other military aircraft—if the high cost of the avionics package does not force a lowering in requirements.
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