THE paying of international tribute to Wilbur and Orville Wright, and the successful beginning of the task of creating a definite understanding between nations regarding the requisites of world-wide aeronautic progress, might be considered the two paramount accomplishments of the International Civil Aeronautics Conference.
THE successful production, by the Aluminum Company of America, of a new corrosion resistant strong aluminum alloy sheet was announced in May 1927, at the Second Annual Conference of the aircraft manufacturers with the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.
<p>A 12 passenger Ford plane, now on a tour of the United States, is doing a considerable amount of good for aviation and at the same time is proving to be profitable to its owners. Leo J. Rocca, a partner in a Washington agency for Ford and Lincoln automobiles, is the organizer of Universal Flyers, Inc., which purchased a tri-engined Ford plane on September 15, and one month later had carried 4,122 pay passengers at five dollars each.</p>
Newark, N. J., to Have One of the Best Air Terminals in the Country With the Completion of Its Metropolitan Airport
WITH the completion of the Newark Metropolitan Airport next spring, Newark, N. J., it is believed will have one of the most modern and best equipped air terminals in the country, if the plans of the backers for the expansion and development of the field are carried out fully and with the alacrity which has marked the progress made since the construction work was first started.
A Small Transport Biplane With a Six Place Passenger Cabin in Front and an open Pilot's Cockpit in the Rear
CHARLES F. MCREYNOLDS
DESIGNED primarily as a small transport plane, the Zenith “Z-6” seven passenger cabin biplane, under production by the Zenith Aircraft Corp. of Santa Ana, Calif., has demonstrated excellent flight characteristics. In structure the Z-6 conforms with standard practice, having a welded steel tube fuselage and fabric covered wood wings.
A Discussion of Methods Adopted by the Boston Airport Corp. for Avoiding a Waste of Time in Flight Instruction
DANIEL ROCH FORD
FLYING instruction has often been spoken of as consisting of nine parts of waiting around the airport to one part of flying. The Boston Airport Corp., oldest established operator and flying school in Boston, has graduated hundreds of students since December, 1925, most of whom received instruction on the nine and one basis.
TWO SIZES of landing lights recently have been added to the aeronautical products of the Pyle-National Co,, 1334 North Kostner Ave., Chicago, 111. These lights can be furnished with silver or chromium plated copper reflectors. Both have clean streamline spun aluminum bodies with no projections other than the three mounting lugs.
We were just beginningto get enthusiastic over the excellent address President Coolidge was making before the recent International Civil Aeronautics Conference, when he came to the part where he said : “We are making a reality of the wonderful vision of Tennyson, who, in his ‘Locksley Hall,’ wrote in 1842— “‘For I dipt into the future, far as human eye could see, Saw the vision of the world, and all the wonder that would be;