June 21, 1930

General News

Airports and Airlines

The Airport on a Paying Basis


General News

WASHINGTON (D. C.)—Regulations governing the approval of parachutes and the licensing of gliders have been announced by the Department of Commerce through Col. Clarence M. Young, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Aeronautics. (Initial plans for the licensing of gliders and parachutes were given in the June 7th issue of AVIATION, p. 1142.)


Airports and Airlines

WASHINGTON (D. C.)—Rumors of trades, counter-trades, gentlemen’s agreements, lawsuits, “conspiracies in restraint of trade” and the like are circulating here regarding the private workings of the air mail and airline operators in their attempt to evolve the new air mail map desired by Post-master General Brown.

The Airport on a Paying Basis

How Fairfax Airport, Kansas City, Was Planned and Developed to Make Possible a Maximum Return From the Investment


Aeronautical Finance

AERONAUTICAL CAPITAL values have recently undergone the most serious declines of the year. However, the aircraft industry has not stood alone in this mid-season revaluation process. As may be observed in the accompanying chart study which gives the weekly high and low spread of the two leaders, in point of share sales volume, there has been a very faithful movement conforming with that of the market as a whole, and one as previously pointed out here quite independent of internal company conditions.


Racing Seaplanes . . . Present and Future

NOW that the Schneider Trophy Race for 1929 is definitely a thing of the past, the question “What next?” naturally arises. Insofar as America is concerned the question must justly be considered one of considerable magnitude. In European countries, especially in Great Britain and Italy, the problem is much less serious because of their more recent completion of more or less successful racing programs but even in these countries the military authorities, at least, have definitely stated their intention of withdrawing from future participation in the Schneider Trophy Races.


Voice Or Code in Aircraft Radio?

MOST of the largest air transport companies in this country have come to realize that it will be necessary for them to use a two-way radio communication system if they are successfully to compete with other methods of transportation. The decision to adopt two-way radio immediately gives rise to the question as to the method which will provide the type of service required.


How Aviation Looks to Us

The Reason for the Cord Corporation's Entry Into the Industry, and the Manufacturing and Merchandising Policies


Foreign Activities

MELBOURNE (AUSTRALIA)—During the first three months of operation (Jan. 1-March 31) of the unsubsidized Sydney-Brisbane daily service flown by Australian National Airways, Ltd., 1,244 paying passengers were carried, as well as 2,554 lb. of mail.

What Our Readers Say

The editorial on learning and on teaching flying [in AVIATION for April 12, 1930] strikes a sympathetic note in one who has served in the capacity of principal of a flying school. Not by any means are all good flyers capable instructors. While I am reluctant to subscribe to the thought that aviators as a class are temperamental—would at any rate deplore imbuing them with that idea —yet, just as the specialist in any line has his particular complex, so has the aviator, and so’ also has the instructor in any specialty.


FROM the disturbances of the last two years the aircraft industry emerges with a clear understanding of its own position. The tempo is changing. We are breaking away from the fallacious and feverish notion that everything is going to be different day after tomorrow.
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