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April 24, 1967

War in Vietnam

Viet Operations Spur New A-6 Interest

Apollo Inquiry Board Report

Nasa Revises Manned Flight Plan

Aeronautical Engineering

Lockheed Tests Ah-56a Rigid Rotor Unit

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War in Vietnam

Viet Operations Spur New A-6 Interest

Saigon-Top-level Navy officials in the 7th fleet and Washington are actively pressing for Defense Dept. permission to increase the production and boost the approved squadron size of the computerized Grumman A-6A all-weather attack aircraft on the basis of its combat performance over North Vietnam.

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Apollo Inquiry Board Report

Nasa Revises Manned Flight Plan

Senate space committee sets May 9 deadline for complete report of Apollo fire; agency experts, contractors analyze impact

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Aeronautical Engineering

Lockheed Tests Ah-56a Rigid Rotor Unit

Rye Canyon, Calif.—Full-scale engineering model of a rigid, 50-ft-dia., four-bladed rotor system for Army’s new AH-56A advanced aerial fire support system (AAFSS) compound helicopter is undergoing evaluation at LockheedCalifornia Co.’s research laboratory here.

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Avionics

General Aviation Flight Trainer Developed

Device introduced by Link is key element in complete system which encompasses basic, advanced, instrument instruction

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War in Vietnam

Carrier Pilots Show Little Stress in North Vietnam Raids

Experienced Navy carrier pilots exposed to a high degree of danger in attacking heavily defended North Vietnamese targets show almost no reaction to this nonphysical stress in terms of increased heart rate, according to a recent study. The study, conducted by National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Flight Research Center with Navy cooperation, consisted of medically monitoring pilots flying from the USS Constellation in the Gulf of Tonkin during October, 1966.

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Air Transport

Atlantic Traffic May Hit 5 Million

Survey indicates conservative forecast of 4.86 million in 1967; airlines view group inclusive tour fares as passenger generator

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Equipment

Usaf to Ground-test Toxic Propellants

Edwards AFB, Calif.—Rocket research facility capable of safely ground-testing toxic propellants in simulated high-altitude environment is being readied here to advance the technology of high-energy propellant systems. Installation shakedown firings are scheduled for July, with full operational capability projected for 1968.
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Apollo Inquiry Board Report

Apollo Contractor Criticisms, Fixes Summarized for House Committee

Our main criticism was that the Space and Information Div. [of North American Aviation, Inc.] was overmanned and that the S-2 and CSM [command and service modules] programs could be done, and done better by fewer total people better organized with particular emphasis on achieving greater competence in key management and technical positions.
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Air Transport

Flying Tiger Defends Back-haul Charters

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Air Transport

Joint Planning Urged for Large Airports

Houston-Trend toward extremely large airports poses critical design, location and accessibility problems and requires closer teamwork by federal, state, county and municipal officials, key U.S. and overseas airport officials were told here.

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