Authenticated Official Report of Liquidation Division of U.S. Air Service on Total Appropriation Corrects Misconception of Air Service Expenditures and Shows that $382,364,781 Has Been Returned to U.S. Treasury
The general impression that a “billion dollars was spent for aircraft during the war and that the production program was a failure, not a score of American built planes reaching the front”, is finally refuted by figures compiled by AVIATION AND AIRCRAFT JOURNAL from liquidation reports on file in the office of the Chief of Air Service in Washington.
The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics has just issued its Technical Note No.47, which contains the first detailed account of recent European developments in helicopters. The Note deals with two different types of helicopters.
HUNSAKER, JEROME C., Commander, U.S. Navy; born, Creston, Iowa, 1886; son of Walter J. Hunsaker and Alma L. (Clark) Hunsaker. Educated: Detroit and Saginaw, Mich., public schools; U.S. Naval Academy; M.S., Eng. D., Mass. Inst, of Tech. Professional: 1904-1908 U.S. Naval Academy; 1908-1909 Midshipman at sea; 1909-1912, post graduate student of Naval Architecture, Mass.
When considering aerial transport in relation to or in comparison with other forms of transport it is useful to consider in the first place of what efficiency in transport consists. We find that the most efficient form of transport is a combination of the following qualities:—(1) Speed, combined with a capacity for covering distance.
The following data are issued in order to give those concerned a general idea of the various dopes and instructions for applying them to fabrics: Descriptive Dope is a somewhat viscous solution of cellulose nitrate or cellulose acetate. In both cellulose acetate and cellulose nitrate dope the constitutents may be grouped into four classes.
Experience since the War has proved that Naval Aviation is so important to the Navy, that it will constantly expand and its problems will constantly increase, and, in fact, already have increased to a point where the present organization in the Department for handling aeronautical matters is inadequate for the duties imposed.
In order to make efficient use of the time which the regular course in the Air Service Engineering School, Dayton, Ohio, is allotted, the following are the minimum requirements of previous training: 1. Rating as Airplane Pilot.