November 1, 1930

Airplane and Engine Specifications

The S.A.E. Discusses Fuel

The Future of Air Navigation


Airplane and Engine Specifications

MANUFACTURERS’ SPECIFICATIONS ON ENGINES AVAILABLE FOR COMMERCIAL USE AVIATION does not assume responsibility for the figures given Cost at Factory Dept. of Commerce License Shipping Weight Crated Are Eshaust Manifolbs Provided Make Starter

The S.A.E. Discusses Fuel

THREE sides of the aircraft fuel problem were presented during the symposium on this subject, conducted as a part of the recent National Aeronautic Meeting of the Society of Automotive Engineers in Chicago. Representative engine manufacturers, transport operators and gasoline refiners were heard and their opinions presented and discussed.


The Future of Air Navigation

A critical presentation of air transport problems by a famous pilot, and some novel suggestions as to how they should be solved


Air Transport Development in Latin America

An authoritative account of air transport activities south of the United States, up to now often misrepresented or misunderstood


The Story of Wichita

This article is the second of a series of three dealing with the interesting aeronautical history of this mid-western city which has produced approximately one-fourth of the commercial airplanes manufactured within the United States. The third article is scheduled for an early issue.


The Trend of Activities

WHILE aeronautic merchandizing in general appears to be marking time, air transport development continues. The publishing date of this issue marks the inauguration of the first New York-California air mail and passenger service. T.A.T.-Maddux and Western Air Express having been awarded as the result of a joint bid the central transcontinental air mail contract, and having merged together as one operating company under the name of Transcontinental & Western Air, Inc., will, beginning with November 1, fly passengers and mail from Newark Airport to Los Angeles in about 36 hours.


Flight Instruction and Flight Theory

The first of two articles on the advisabiity of giving the student highly specialized ground instruction as well as actual flight training. Mr. Gerhardt is a well known aeronautical engineer and also a pilot and teacher.


The Tour in Retrospect

Some interesting comments on the good and bad features of the 1930 commercial air classic


Crash Fire Tests with Diesel Oil

A NUMBER of tests were made at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology last spring, in order to determine the relative difficulty of ignition and speed of development of fires under conditions simulating wrecked airplanes, using gasoline and “Diesel” oil respectively.

Shop Notes and Technical Data

New Propeller Construction Methods

RECENT propeller development has as its incentive the desirability of reducing the weight of present propeller assemblies and the possibility of improving both strength and efficiency. This effort has taken two logical but decidedly divergent paths.

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