June 28, 1930


Aeronautical Finance

Airports and Airlines


Chamber Reports Sales and Production


Aeronautical Finance

SOMETHING more potent than a professional bear raid has shaken security values to their foundations during the past fortnight. Along with this avalanche of values went the air stocks—all of them. They were not leaders in the decline by any means but, with a few exceptions, the previous gains made earlier in the year were wiped out.


Airports and Airlines

WASHINGTON (D. C.)—Announcement of the new air mail map, expected by the operators for the last two weeks, is being held up from day to day awaiting the decision of the Comptroller General as to its legality. No payment for routes flown can be made by the Post-master General without the approval of the Comptroller.

Chamber Reports Sales and Production

Latter Drops About 50 Per Cent From 1929 Figure


Racing Seaplanes . . . Present and Future

The Second of a Series of Three Articles—Some Methods of Improving Performance


This Matter of Salesmanship and the Truth

WHY do people not buy planes and fly themselves? Or if they do not care to learn to fly, why do they not purchase a plane and hire a pilot? Various reasons have been advanced as to why they have not. Lack of service facilities at airports, inadequate number of flying fields, general ignorance about flying and its advantages among the public at large.


Organized Aircraft Repairing

Some Interesting Tips on the Best Methods to be Employed in the Correct Repair of Damaged Aircraft


Entrants in Light Plane Tour Total 98

Germany Leads with 47; France, Poland, Spain Next

Some Recent Developments in Light Airplanes

Two NEW PLANES, using the same chassis are offered by the Inland Aviation Company. The first of these is powered with a LeBlond “60” engine. The second, a plane powered with a Warner “Scarab” Engine is known as a “Supersport.” Both planes have the same general specifications.

Use of X-Rays in the Aeronautic Industry

Assistant Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology X-RAYS have been known for some thirty years, and have been used with increasing success in the medical field, but it is only recently that technical and industrial applications have been developed to the point where they may be considered of practical importance.


What Our Readers Say

TO THE EDITOR: I read with interest your editorials in AVIATION and appreciate your conscientious attempt to guide the industry as it proceeds to develop. The matter that I am bringing to your attention herein is not a new one and probably has been presented by your heretofore, but it seems to me very important and in my opinion too much stress can not be paid to it.
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