TO PROCLAIM that "the period upon which we are about to enter is the critical one" is so cheap and standardized an oratorical trick for attracting attention that we hesitate to employ it. Much honest thought, however, has failed to produce any other phrase in which the significance of the coming year to the airplane industry can be properly defined.
THAT the great class of ferrous materials, commonly referred to as corrosion-resisting or "stainless steels,” have great possibilities in aeronautical applications, has been predicted and discussed in general terms among the steel and aeronautical trades for quite some time.
AMONG the most promising of recent airport developments is the inclusion of modern restaurant accommodations in the plans for many field improvements. The spectacle of thousands of dust-devilled bystanders alternately munching mustard lubricated hot dogs and gazing with morbid intentness at the stunting planes or death-defying parachute leaps being performed overhead has too long been a typical picture of a typical American aviation field.
THE DO.X may be considered a monoplane flying boat having superimposed on the main wing an auxiliary surface bearing housings or gondolas for six pairs of engines in tandem. It is also characterized by relatively short stub wings at either side of the hull, this construction being typical of Dornier practice.
A DIscussion of the Results of a Systematic Series of Model Tests of Mathematically Derived Wing Sections
MAX M. MUNK
THE "M" SECTIONS constitute a family of wing sections the aerodynamic characteristics and shape of which were published at first in [Max Munk: Model tests with a systematic series of 27 wing sections at full Reynolds number, N.A.C.A. Techn.
The Important Matter of Confidence and the Air Passenger
Some Straight-From-the-Shoulder Criticism of the Highly Unprofitable Methods of Handling Passengers Now Being Followed by Some Transport Companies
LIEUT. COMDR. FRANK W. WEAD, U.S.N. (RTD.)
THE FUTURE of air transportation in the United States depends entirely upon the amount of air passenger traffic that can be developed. Freight, mail, express, sport flying, the various government branches of aviation, and private air traffic will always help to maintain an aeronautical industry.
ENTIRELY beyond the range of the intrinsic mersits of the two competing materials, wood has bad to overcome the added handicap of its own industry’s lethargy toward the airplane industry—a condition of which the airplane manufacturer was not unmindful, and which of necessity influenced his choice to a considerable degree.