November 16, 1929

Progress of the Guggenheim Competition

Production Methods at the Great Lakes Aircraft Plant

Training Pilots for Airline Operation


Progress of the Guggenheim Competition

IN our last account of the Guggenheim Safety Competition (Aviation for October 19), we brought the affair up through the reception of four machines and the withdrawal or elimination of three, the Brunner-Winkle having been definitely dropped from the list along with the Alfaro and the Moth, and only the Handley-Page remaining active.

Production Methods at the Great Lakes Aircraft Plant

THAT airplanes can be built on a quantity production basis very much like automobiles, is being demonstrated by the Great Lakes Aircraft Corporation of Cleveland, Ohio. In slightly more than a half-year of operation, this company has become the largest producer of training planes as gauged by daily output, and is well on the way toward first place in the number of planes of any kind turned out per day by any single manufacturer.


Training Pilots for Airline Operation

Colonial Flying Service Schools Employ the Gosport System in Preparing Pilots for Work on Colonial Lines


Wanted . . . A Solution of the Used Plane Problem

AFTER the last two years of mounting new plane sales western aircraft distributors are finding the used plane problem to be of growing importance. Where a year ago it was necessary to take in a used plane on but one in ten new plane sales, the ratio has risen until Southern California distributors are accepting used planes in fully half of their new plane transactions.


Editorial Comment From the Daily Press

Aristocrats of the Air THE RECENT National Air Races were instructive as well as spectacular. One of the most impressive things about them, however, was a thing that most of the spectators barely noticed. Each day, while dozens of army and navy planes were performing hair-raising stunts in front of the crowded grandstands, with scores of other planes waiting, on the ground, for their turn to go up and make some new thrills, there was a steady stream of planes taking off and landing on a remote section of the airport, away from the crowds.

Roamair Biplanes

IN RESPONSE to the demand for two place sport and training planes, the RoamAIRcraft Corporation of Los Angeles has developed a series of biplanes known as the Cadet, Sport, and De Luxe Sport. These planes are all built around the same structure, varying only in power plant, finish, and equipment.

What Our Readers Say

TO THE EDITOR: Your editorial in the October 12th issue of AVIATION, has been brought to my attention. Your views are more or less in harmony with mine, particularly where the technical terminology of aviation is concerned. For that reason, I am working in harmony with the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, have their publications, and shall make use of the material at the very earliest possible moment that I can.

Draft Reciprocal Agreement for U.S.-Canada Civil Flying

Arrangement in Force Following Legation Note

Aircraft and the Thunderstorm

WHEN WE TRY our best to make it clear that a certain man is a hopeless fool, we say: “He hasn’t sense enough to come in out of a thunderstorm.” Similarly, and with much greater justification, we might express our opinion that a particular pilot is lacking in grey matter by saying the "he hasn’t sense enough to keep away from a thunderstorm.”


Axelson Type "B" Engine

INCORPORATING many refinements not found in the original Type “A” engine, the Axelson Type “B” seven cylinder, air cooled, radial engine is in production at Los Angeles following its first showing at the recent Cleveland Aeronautical Exposition.
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