November 22, 1926

The Schneider Cup Race

Preliminaries to the Schneider Cup Race

Commercial Aviation in the National Defense


The Schneider Cup Race

Italy Wins the Jacques Schneider Trophy at Record Breaking Speed

Preliminaries to the Schneider Cup Race

Elimination Trials of the Racing Planes Give Indication of Closeness of Contest to Follow

Commercial Aviation in the National Defense

SO FAR, we have discussed machine guns on fixed mounts so arranged that they fire through the propeller blades. Observation, attack and bombardment planes are equipped with machine guns on flexible mounts in addition to those on the fixed mount inasmuch as these planes carry observers, gunners or bombers in addition to the pilot.


U. S. Air Forces

Assistant Secretary on Tour of Inspection Assistant Secretary of War for Aviation F. Trubee Davison, who left Washington Nov. 5 for a tour of inspection, attended the ceremonies held Nov. 6 at New Orleans for the dedication of the New Orleans Airport. Secretary Davison was a speaker at the banquet held in the evening at the Roosevelt Hotel and left the next morning for San Antonio, where he remained until Nov. 18, inspecting the Air Corps activities at Kelly Field, Brooks Field and Fort Sam Houston.

The Pitcairn Orowing

A Three-Seater Sport Plane With OX-5 Engine


WHAT WAS in many respects the greatest seaplane contest ever held was the race for the Jacques Scnneider Maritime Cup last Saturday at Norfolk, Va., in which Italy defeated the United States in a masterly race during which many seaplane speed records were shattered by both the Italian and the American planes.

American Soc. for Promotion of Aviation

IF THERE had never been a great war and a Royal Flying Corps of Canada, it is very probable that The American Society for Promotion of Aviation would not be in existence today. In 1917, one hundred men, selected mainly from the colleges throughout the country, were assembled at Governors Island, New York, and sent to Canada, attached to the Royal Flying Corps for training.


Publisher’s News Letter

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The Westbury Lightplane Club

A Practical and Active Flying Club Organizes in the East

Side Slips

The news that one of the prominent express companies will shortly establish an air express service, in conjunction with its railroad and truck services, certainly must have brought joy to the hearts of veteran baggage smashers. Heretofore the baggage man’s effectiveness has been limited by the height of the railroad cars and trucks from the station platforms, a drop of about six feet was about the best he could do for a trunk or box.

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