August 1, 1930

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Where Stands the Glider?

Governments and Airplanes... Regulation and Control

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WE SEE by the papers that the American Air Transport Association has issued a time table of over 200 air lines operating in the United States and are pleased to read that the schedules are liberally sprinkled with asterisks, daggers and very complicated foot notes.


Where Stands the Glider?

THE GLIDER gave birth to the powered airplane, ■ and then retired into comparative obscurity while the latter took the aeronautical limelight. Since the war the glider has made a strong come-back in Germany, and in the last 24 months it has enjoyed a rising tide of popularity in the United States and other countries.


Governments and Airplanes... Regulation and Control

INTERNATIONAL trade in aircraft is subject to all the difficulties that attend upon the exporting of other commodities. If you would sell planes abroad, you must prepare to meet national prejudice, to meet tariff barriers and cunningly drawn discriminatory tariff regulations, and to encounter difficulties of language and of ideas about the proper length of credit and a multitude of other perplexities.


The Industry's Income for 1929

IT IS SAFE to say that the total gross income of the American Aeronautical Industry for both products and services during 1929 reached a sum in excess of $120 millions. With the inclusion of individual company statements, yet to be reported, the figure would reach very close to $140 millions.


Air Navigation Facilities

THE most complete and highly developed system of air navigation aids in the world has been available to the American flying public for nearly a year on the Chicago - New York Airway.


The Curtiss-Chicago Airport

CURTISS-CHICAGO AIRPORT at Glenview, Ill., 22 miles north and west of the Chicago “Loop” district by road, is of more than ordinary interest at this time. Aside from the fact that the field embodies a number of new features and is without question one of the finest airports in the country, it has been selected as the site for the 1930 National Air Races, to be held August 23 to September 1, something which is of utmost importance if a greater degree of public acceptance of aviation and the airplane is to be obtained, and which should be of great assistance in making the Air Races this year an unqualified success.

What Our Readers Say

What Our Readers Say

To THE EDITOR: “This Matter of Salesmanship and the Truth,” an article of Mr. Robert M. Burtt’s, appearing in the June 28th issue of AVIATION, brings up many things, together with the old, old problem of “what is the truth” ? Mr. Burtt objects to salesmen claiming that “It’s easy to fly,” but what is easy?

How Fast Is Maximum Speed?

SEVERAL months ago, my analysis of airplane landing speeds appeared in these columns with the apparent result of arousing considerable interest and, perhaps, of quenching some unwarranted enthusiasm. The evidence of somewhat widespread interest in the application of basic aerodynamic principles to the prediction and analysis of airplane performance has been the incentive for the preparation of this discussion of maximum speeds.


The Trends of Activity

RECENT activity in the industry presents slight indications that we are making a definite start upward out of the gloomy depths of last winter and early spring. The crepe-hangers who still infest our ranks will undoubtedly scoff at such a statement and point with triumph at the semi-annual reports of a few companies.


You Can Learn to Fly

THREE licensed airplane pilots have written this little booklet for the man of, say, 30 or 40 who has looked into the skies and wished he might learn to fly. We have nothing to sell except an idea. And this idea is not directed to the young man who aspires to the motorman’s uniform and brass buttons and the monotony of a passenger plane run; nor to the eager devourer of the MakeBig-Money-in-Aviation advertisements.

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