March 29, 1930

What Our Readers Say

The All-Wing Type Airplane

Air Transportation and Its Legal Problems


What Our Readers Say

I am writing to call to your attention a trend in aviation which I believe if permitted to continue will be extremely detrimental to the industry. I have reference to the tribunals for the consideration of aviation litigation. Vessels navigating the water have long been operated under regulations defining equipment, lights, signals, rights of way, etc.

The All-Wing Type Airplane

A Description of the New Northrop “Flying Wing"


Air Transportation and Its Legal Problems

THE ENORMOUS STRIDES made in air transport work have brought to the front highly important legal and economic problems which should be discussed and solved intelligently in order that mistakes may be avoided which for generations hindered and retarded the development of the railroads of the country.


The Story of Aircraft Tubing

The First of a Series of Three Articles on the History and Characteristics of Steel Tubing


Regulating Air Commerce Article VI—Accidents

The Last of a Series of Six Articles by the Section Heads of the Regulatory Division of the Aeronautics Branch


Newspapers and Airplane Accidents

A Member of the Industry Defends the Policies of the Press, and Better Cooperation Be Afforded the Newspaper Suggests that Bigger and Reporter


Pilot Responsibility—The Question of the Hour

ALMOST without realizing it the aviation industry has made an enormous stride in the last six months. A taboo has been lifted. The wrappings upon a constant and a disturbing problem has been unswerved and the fresh air of discussion has been let in upon it.


Side Slips

THIS FELLOW C. F. McR. seems to be in again with another protest about our lack of respect when dealing with aeronautical activities on the Pacific coast. The part of his letter which is fit to print in a fine upstanding family magazine is as follows:

Abstracts AND Reviews

Abstracts and Reviews

IT is NOW generally conceded that the placing of strong drag bracing near the top and bottom surfaces of a wing is advantageous structurally, and the idea has already been utilized in several modern designs. Up to the present time, however, no reasonably simple method of calculating the contribution of such a system of drag bracing to the torsional strength of a wing has been known.

Aircraft Show Opens at Buffalo

Ford Seaplane Features Display of Thirty Airplanes
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