June 1, 1932

The Equipment of Air Forces

News of the Month

Naval Aviation and the Air Corps "Tell All"


The Equipment of Air Forces



News of the Month

FROM an early English spring to late Australian summer in eight days, eighteen hours, and 53 minutes flew Charles William Anderson Scott to regain a record taken from him last November by C. A. Butler. The same Gypsy Moth plane which he had flown from Australia last June carried him back to the Litchfield Airfield at Port Darwin in nine hours, eighteen minutes less than his previous time, which Mr. Butler had bettered by 102 minutes.

Naval Aviation and the Air Corps "Tell All"

Congress conducts its annual inquisition into the state of the national defense in the air

Drydocks for Airliners

EVERY industry that has its beginning in a more or less simultaneous development of a group of widely separated units, goes through at least two distinct stages before it attains its real majority. The first might be called the development stage, where each unit works independently on problems more or less common to all, solving them in its own particular fashion.


Maintenance From Two Points of View

The S.A.E., at its Detroit meeting, discusses the problem of keeping equipment in service

The Mold Loft

Its economical application to aircraft construction


Tracking Down Maintenance Expenses

AVIATION, as a new industry, has required the development of new methods of accounting. Some companies have experienced grave difficulties because their accounting systems have failed to yield accurate information as to detailed costs.


Flying Equipment

HARD on the heels of the Model R Junior (AVIATION, March, 1932, page 148) recently announced by the Stinson Aircraft Corporation of Wayne, Mich., comes their new Airliner exhibited for the first time at the recent Detroit Aircraft Show. The short lower wing stub, used to support the landing gear of the smaller machine, appears again in the new Airliner, although its usefulness has been further extended by making it carry not only the landing gear but also the outboard engine nacelles.

Aviation Before Congress

Developments of the past month. (See AVIATION for May, page 236)

Stop Living in the Future!

WE in the aviation business are a peculiar people. Ours is probably the only industry in the world which habitually seeks adverse criticism for its own services by setting up an unattainable Standard with which to compare them.
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