September 1, 1934

News of the Month

Happier Landings

The Equipment of Air Forces


News of the Month

AIR MAIL AND TRANSPORT . . . Safety regulations for airlines revised at Washington conference . . . Lower express rates established . . . I.C.C. orders operators to submit costs of mail carriage . . . United completes reorganization . . . General Air Lines announces $300,000 equipment program.

Happier Landings

A new type of airplane for a new type of pilot


The Equipment of Air Forces



Aluminum Alloys for Engines

IT IS something more than coincidence that the far-reaching advances of the past twenty years in the light alloy field should have paralleled a similar growth and progress in aeronautical science. The two have been to a considerable extent interdependent.


Flying Equipment

The Luscombe Phantom WHEN D. A. Luscombe resigned from the Monocoupe Corporation early last year, he left a project to which he had been making substantial contribution from its inception. As pilot, salesman, manager, and president he had shaped the Monocoupe development.

Development of Cruising Charts



New Volumes for the Shelves

ECONOMICS OF AIR MAIL TRANSPORTATION, by Paul T. David; The Brookings Institution; Washington, D. C., 1934, 235 pages; $2. THE result of a very exhaustive study undertaken in connection with the work of the National Transportation Committee.

Floodlighting the Airport

WITH some 40 per cent of all commercial flying done at night and increasing passenger demand for schedules that do not interfere with business hours, the importance of artificial lighting at airports continues to grow. Of approximately 1,200 municipal and commercial airports now in active service, about 350 are partially or completely lighted.


Flying Services and Flying Schools

Forty airplanes carrying about 150 persons took off under ideal weather conditions from Roosevelt Field, Long Island, N. Y., on the third annual goodwill cruise to Montreal, Saturday, Aug. 18. On their way up the Hudson they were joined by other cruisers from New Jersey and Westchester airports, and proceeded by way of Troy, Lake George, and Lake Champlain to St. Hubert Airport, Montreal.

Side Slips

THE National Air Races again! For one reason we’re always glad to see them coming along—everybody in aviation seems to turn up at the Air Races each year, and we are always glad to see old friends again. Lately, times being what they are, most of the boys turn up to try to get jobs from friends who either are looking for jobs themselves or else have no jobs to offer, but that doesn’t seem to detract from the good spirit of the annual meeting.

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