November 14, 1927

Fuel for the Wright "Whirlwind"

Five Years of Progress

Why and How an Airplane is Static Tested


Fuel for the Wright "Whirlwind"

THE PERFORMANCE of an aircraft engine is so closely related to the properties of the fuel used that it is necessary for the engine manufacturer to specify a lowest quality of fuel which may be used satisfactorily in an engine. The engine operator frequently finds this restriction troublesome as in certain localities it is difficult to secure fuel of the desired quality and there is no simple quality test which can be readily applied at the time the fuel is purchased.


Five Years of Progress

An Interview with B. F. Mahoney


Why and How an Airplane is Static Tested

AFTER THE engineer has completed his stress analysis of a proposed airplane, which guides him in choosing the sizes for the structural members that go to make up the airplane structure, his first thought is to subject the complete airplane structure to a weight carrying or static test.


Rules and Regulations of the London Aeroplane Club

IN ORDER that those persons desirous of forming flying clubs, in this country may better understand the details involved, a printed reproduction of the circular, application and by-laws of the London Aeroplane Club, is given below. THE LONDON AEROPLANE CLUB The Royall Aero Club has been selected by the Air Council to carry out in the London District the Council’s Scheme for Light Aeroplane Clubs.

The Focke-Wulf ”Ente”

AVERY interesting type of monoplane was recently test flighted at Bremen, Germany. The plane might be called a radical departure in the aerodynamic design of airplanes as they are known today, though it reverts to some of the principals found on the first airplanes to fly, and which have since been discarded.


Ryan Brougham Monoplane

A Sister Plane of the “Spirit of St. Louis” and is Powered With a Wright Whirlwind Engine


By Special Arrangement with the Automotive and Transportation Divisions Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce

Philadelphia, Pa.

When Col. Charles A. Lindbergh visited Philadelphia his first official act was to formally dedicate the new Philadelphia Airport on Island Road near Tinicum Avenue, 25 minutes motoring distance from City Hall. The airport, operated by the Ludington Philadelphia Flying Service, Charles Townsend Ludington, president, received two dedications within a week.


Large Transport Plane Under Construction at Boeing Plant


Side Slips

The newspapers recently carried a story about a mail pilot who became lost in a light fog, but who succeeded in making a successful landing on a farm near the airport. While rolling along the ground he ran over a railroad bank and fell down to the tracks.

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