October 1, 1932

The Equipment of Air Forces

Airplane Designing for Economical Operation

The Record of the Races


The Equipment of Air Forces

PATROL aviation in the United States Navy is, as they say of steel in Wall Street, either prince or pauper. Before we entered the War it scarcely existed. In 1917, it became the mainstay of our operations. To pursue the maritime metaphor, the flying boat on patrol service was not only the mainstay, but the kedge anchor by which aviation was pulled into the forefront of Naval activities and into the focus of the Admirals’ attention.


Airplane Designing for Economical Operation

The S.A.E. starts a new argument on an old subject

The Record of the Races

Who won what, and how

Design at the Races

THE airplanes which come to the National Air Races to compete in the free-for-alls can be divided into three groups. There are the products of large manufacturers, such as Waco and Monocoupe, which have been privately modified by clipping the wings, by taking special care with fairing and the reduction of interference, and by increasing the engine power.

Controlling Costs By Planning

Some observations on Eastern Air Transport’s Atlanta Repair Depot

New Volumes for the Shelves

IT IS impossible to summarize works so varied as these, or to review them except by passing on their general quality. That is as high as ever, and the four volumes here covered must take their place with the thirty-four preceding collections of Aeronautical Research Committee Reports on the shelves of any serious student of aerodynamics or of any aeronautical library.

Report of the National Air Races

DEAR EDITOR:—Well Ed, I am glad to report that I and Mr. Greve, an Cliff Henderson an Pop Cleveland an others has put over another successful National Air Races. A course you has been reading more about the others in the papers, but as I has exclaimed in the past this is only on account of my great modesty, I staying in the background an letting the others take the credick.


A Guidepost to Higher Speeds

ROUGHLY speaking, 80 per cent of America’s airline operators are agreed that the transport airplane of the comparatively near future ought to cruise at somewhere between 180 and 250 miles an hour. How can their demands be met without undue sacrifice elsewhere?

Airport Rating

THERE are 1,153 municipal and commercial airports in the United States. The Department of Commerce says so. They have all been tabulated and their characteristics listed with admirable detail. The pilot who wants to go by air to Siwash Junction can look it up in the book and find five or six lines devoted to describing its landing areas, its servicing facilities, its transportation, and the like.

New Planes Go Abroad

American airplane factories, in common with other industrial plants, during the first six months of 1932 were barely half as productive as during the same period of the previous year, when 1,606 planes were built. Of the 722 planes manufactured this year, 351 are destined for domestic civil use.
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