IN the reorganization plan for the executive departments of the federal government, as presented by President Harding, it is evident that little consideration has been given to the important position aircraft are certain to assume before long in the problem of national defense.
The Men, the Machines, the Routes and the Flying—as seen by an American Observer
After travelling about 2000 miles on the various European Air Lines, one marvels at the dangerous nature of the flying that is done abroad and apparently with only few accidents. The European Air Line pilot seems to “fly on his motor” with an assurance that would cause serious misgivings to a conservative American air pilot.
Bids for the design and the cost and time construction estimates for one and two Type XII Multi-Seater Short Distance Night Bombers were invited Nov. 23, 1922, by the Engineering Division, Air Service. The bids received will be opened Feb. 27.
Open competitive examinations are announced to fill various positions in the field branches of the Fourth Civil Service District, embracing the States of Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.
The Aero Club of France announces that the Deutsch Cup, having been won twice by the Nieuport Co., has been finally awarded to that company, in accordance with the rules, and that this contest is now closed.
Air Service Report Shows that Aerial Patrols Offer Unparalleled Means for Suppressing Forest Fires
During the past summer an aerial forest patrol was jointly operated by the Army Air Service and the Forest Service over the forests in Oregon, a State which possesses about one-fifth of the standing timber in the United States, and which leads all other states in the Union in this respect.
<p>An interesting powerplant on account of its possible use in “auxiliary” sailplanes has just been produced in Germany. This is the “Statax” three-cylinder rotary two-stroke engine, which has been designed and built by F. J. M. Hansen. It is stated to weigh but 17.6 lb. complete with propeller, while the power is claimed to be 7.5 hp.</p>
The Convention for the Limitation of Armaments which the Republics of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica signed at Washington, D. C., on Feb. 9, contains a clause providing for the limitation of military aircraft.
COLEMAN, JOHN BERNARD, Broker; born, Chicago, Ill., Jan. 20, 1890; son of Bernard Coleman and Catherine Agnes (Earley) Coleman; married, Eva Consuela Lennon, Feb. 18, 1919. Educated: Public schools and High schools of Chicago, Ill. and Chippewa Falls, Wis.; Champion College; Prairie du Chien; St. Louis University, LLB.
The Hispano-Suiza Automobile Co. has erected a special factory at Guadalajara, Spain, within the past year for the manufacture of airplanes. Planes have been constructed along the lines of certain Handley-Page models, under the supervision of a British advisor, who was recently replaced by aeronautic advisers and technical experts of the Spanish Army.
The establishment of an airmail service from England to India is under discussion in both countries and has been favorably reported by a Parliamentary air committee organized to study the problem. It is planned to establish a daily service between the two countries, each plane to carry 12,500 letters.
1,444,886 Speed Indicator for Aeroplanes. Edward W. Rounds, Washington, D. C. 1,444,926 Landing Attachment for Aeroplanes. William E. Lawn, Rochester, N. Y. 1,444,959 Composite Propeller and Method of Making the Same. Daniel Adam Dickey, Wilkinsburg, Pa., assignor to Westinghouse Electric & Mfg. Co., a corporation of Pennsylvania.
Maj. George E. A. Hallett, Air Service, has resigned his commission in the U. S. Army, and has accepted a position with Mr. Kettering in the General Motors Research Corp. of Dayton, Ohio. Major Hallett was Chief of the Power Plant Section of the Engineering Division, McCook Field from November, 1918, to his resignation. In this capacity he was in complete charge of all Air Service work on the design, development, testing and installation of aircraft engines and their accessories, and he built up a very efficient organization there to carry on this work as well as making several good engines, superchargers, etc.
Air Service Army Orders—Capt. Stephen J. Idzorek, A.S., from Long Island air reserve depot, upon closing of latter, to Middletown A.I.D., Middletown, Pa. First Lieut. Benjamin B. Cassiday, A.S., from Hawaiian Dept. to report to Adjutant General.
Official Bulletin of National Aeronatic Association of U.S.A.
<p>During the past month, the activities of the Association have been along constructive lines and several particularly important events have taken place which contribute to the growing history of aeronautical development in this country and throughout the world.</p>