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August 23, 1965

SAFETY

Study Adds Data on Control in Turbulence

AVIONICS

‘rainbow’ Optical Projector Aids Landing

AVIONICS

Usaf to Test Suitcase Navaid for F-111

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SAFETY

Study Adds Data on Control in Turbulence

(This is the second part of a Civil Aeronautics Board accident investigation into the crash of a Northwest Airlines Boeing 720B on Feb. 12, 1963.) When questions arose regarding the possibility of making a successful recovery from a vertical dive below 20,000 ft., Boeing provided the Board in November, 1964, with the results of a study they had made in this area.
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AVIONICS

‘rainbow’ Optical Projector Aids Landing

Washington—Simple, inexpensive optical landing aid has been developed which tells the pilot how much to change his aircraft’s sink rate to intercept the glide path and touch down at the desired point. The device also indicates whether the aircraft is above, below or on the glide path.

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AVIONICS

Usaf to Test Suitcase Navaid for F-111

Palos Verdes Peninsula, Calif.—Portable, suitcase-size inertial navigator that employs a floated, gimbal-less inertial platform is slated to undergo flight evaluations by the Air Force for possible use in later versions of the USAF/ General Dynamics/Ft. Worth F-111A tactical fighter.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Two Centaurs Are Modified for Restart

Cocoa Beach, Fla.—Modifications made to two National Aeronautics and Space Administration/General Dynamics/Convair Centaur high-energy upper stages are designed to prevent venting of liquid rather than gaseous hydrogen during long zero-g coast periods in earth orbit and enable the stages to restart their engines.
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MANAGEMENT

Report Lashes Air Force, Aerospace Corp.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Super Guppy to Make First Flight Aug. 25

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AIR TRANSPORT

Government Tightens Reins on Revenues

CAB proposal to drop equipment deposits from rate bases indicates response to airline profit climb.

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Northeast Keys Florida Bid to New Jets

Boston—Northeast Airlines, debt-free and financed by Miami’s Storer Broadcasting Co., is banking heavily on its new jet acquisition program to help it obtain permanent operating rights to Florida. Northeast’s second bid for permanent routes south of New York—which include the Washington and Philadelphia commuter markets as well as Florida vacation traffic—probably will receive a Civil Aeronautics Board hearing before the end of the year.

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MANAGEMENT

Peacetime Guides to Govern Viet Buildup

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Successful Firings Sustain Saturn Pace

Huntsville, Ala.—Successful full-duration static test firings of all three Saturn 5 stages within five days of each other recently indicate the accelerating pace of the launch vehicle’s development and its adherence to the over-all Apollo program timetable.

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