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March 4, 1968

Safety

Uncertain Position Cited in Pan Am Crash

Air Transport

Europe Hit By U.s. Plans to Curb Travel

Avionics

Digital Computers to Aid Flight Training

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Safety

Uncertain Position Cited in Pan Am Crash

A Pan American World Airways Boeing 707 on a flight from Fort de France, Martinique, crashed into Chance Mountain, Montserrat, 2,760 ft. above sea level and 32 mi. southwest of its destination of St. Johns, Antigua. All 21 passengers and the crew of nine were killed.
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Air Transport

Europe Hit By U.s. Plans to Curb Travel

Most feel 1968 tourist season already has been damaged by cancellations; retaliation by some other countries is feared

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Avionics

Digital Computers to Aid Flight Training

Binghamton, N.Y.-Maturing role of high-speed digital computers in flight simulator systems is expected to speed a transition to the use of advanced learning techniques for flight crew training. Speed and memory capabilities of digital computers may be utilized in new simulators now being developed to provide enhanced capabilities that make better use of basic principles of human learning.

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Avionics

Ata Urges Advances in Flight Simulators

Increased fidelity to actual cockpit conditions sought before advent of giant jets; goal is complete training on the ground

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Aeronautical Engineering

Augmentor Wing Yields Greater Control

De Havilland system diverts engine air to improve low-speed maneuver, short-field capability of swept-wing jet aircraft

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Management

Soviets Challenge U.s. for Strategic Lead

Defense officials warn Senate committee of rapid increase in Russian missiles, improvement of bombers, submarines

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Management

New Curbs on Ex-im Bank Studied

Industry sees potential threat to export backlog in proposals to restrict lending greatly as an aid to balance of payments

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Editorial

The New Soviet Challenge

Today, we are under a renewed challenge from the Soviet Union for strategic superiority. This challenge has been given surprisingly little national attention. There is no sense at all of national urgency. Over and above the demands of Vietnam and our domestic problems, I think our casual response to the new Soviet strategic threat can be explained in part by the gradual steady development of the new Soviet strategic weapons.
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Air Transport

Fare Discount Proposals Opposed

Some European airlines feel North Atlantic family plan will dilute their revenues; two Canadian carriers also negative

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Space Technology

Resources Satellite Pace Hit in Congress

Karth promises attack on program if it is being delayed to test prototype earth sensing systems on Apollo Applications flights

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