Standing. As the eighteen National Air Tour entrants reach Moose Jaw, Sask., the eleventh stop on the 4,848 mi. flight, the first four leaders in order of their places are : Russell in Ford 7-AT, Davis in Waco, Livingston in Waco, Beech in Curtiss Kingbird.
<p>ELKTON (MD.) - “I’ll ram my horns through here —and here ; then I’ll stick head, horns, and all, through this spot in the fuselage . . . There . . . Now that’s one of the nicest little jobs1 I ever did.” This is probably what the bull thought of the incident, but pilot William Burrell, owner of the craft, was a little more verbose about it, however.</p>
SANTA MONICA—Douglas Aircraft Co., this city, has let a contract for a two-story addition to the present factory buildings. The new unit will be 50x50 ft. and is to be of steel frame construction, with concrete floors and steel sash.
TRENTON—New Jersey’s State Board of Commerce and Navigation has turned down the application of Frank A. Morgan, Nolan’s Point, Lake Hopatcong, for permission to operate a flying boat between that district and New York City and to have a landing place reserved for him.
Flies Ford to 933-Point Advantage Over Davis; Schneider in Cessna Bids for Great Fakes Trophy
John T. Nevill
MOOSE JAW (sask.)—Harry Russell, the one-time mechanic who soloed in a Ford tri-engine monoplane and has flown nothing else, was leading seventeen other contestants in the sixth annual flight for the Edsel B. Ford Reliability Trophy by more than 900 points when the 30 or more airplanes comprising the 1930 National Air Tour reached Moose Jaw, Sask., at noon on September 16.
WASHINGTON — Additions to the list of approvals include one plane, one engine, and ten parachutes. The plane is a Fairchild KR-21B, a two-place, open cockpit, biplane using a Kinner B-5, and having a weight empty of 1,120 lb., a useful load of 610 lb., and a gross weight of 1,730 lb.
MIDWAY CITY (CALIF.) - Limited production has been started on the Zenith Z-6-A 450 hp. Wasp-powered cabin biplane recently successfully tested by the Zenith Aircraft Corp., of this city. The new plane incorporates many detail improvements over previous Zenith models, several of which are now in service in Alaska and the Northwest.
<p>NEW YORK—Installment sales of planes manufactured by the Stinson Aircraft Corp.. Wayne, Mich., a subsidiary of the Cord Coporation, will be financed by Commercial Investment Trust Corp., it is announced.</p>
BALTIMORE—The eighth of the 30 flying boats being built for the U. S. Navy by the Glenn L. Martin Co. has been delivered and the last of the 30 hulls for the boats has been practically completed. Work will now start on nine additional patrol boats, which will differ from the above 30 in that they will be monoplanes instead of biplanes, and will have a slightly larger wing spread.
Violations in First District Number 62 for Two Months
NEW YORK—Inspectors of the Aeronautics Branch meeting at Roosevelt Field, September 15, reported a total of 62 violations of Air Commerce Regulations in New York, New Jersey, and New England during the past two months. This territory is known as the first district.
<p>SEATTLE—Erik Nelson, Boeing Airplane Co. sales manager, is now making a sales tour of the eastern and central states with a Boeing 40-B4. Twenty of these craft are to be completed during September and early October for sale in the domestic and foreign markets.</p>
WASHINGTON — The Army Air Corps is now making a regular practice of transferring planes to and from the Canal Zone under their own power, having definitely established the practicability of such ferrying with a saving in time as well as crating and shipping expense, a War Department note states.
New Aero Branch Units Will Start Operations Oct. 1
WASHINGTON — Four engineering test bases for the expedition of engineering inspection and flight testing of civil aircraft are to be put into operation by the Aeronautics Branch on October 1, Col. Clarence M. Young, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Aeronautics, has announced.
NEW YORK—A review of the aircraft industry’s state of business and the history and financial status of numerous aviation companies are contained in Section 2 of “Standard Trade and Securities for September 12,” a pamphlet issued by Standard Statistics Co., Inc., 200 Varick St., New York City.
Sept. 23, 24 in Philadelphia; Boston Meeting on Sept. 25, 26
NEW YORK—The first of the eight regional conferences to be sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of the United States this fall to consider traffic and aviation problems is to be held in Philadelphia, September 23, 24, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.
DENVER—Aircraft were held properly to come under the heading of “motor vehicles” as defined by the National Motor Vehicle Theft Act in an opinion of the Circuit Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, handed down here recently. As a result of this decision, William W. McBovle was convicted and sentenced for an alleged violation of the act on a charge of transporting a stolen airplane in interstate commerce.
REFINEMENT of the 5-AT model— that is, addition of ring cowlings, landing wheel ■‘spats,” and special attention to fuselage and nacelle design— resulted in this speedy new Ford triengine capable of a 122 m.p.h. cruising rate. Three Wasp 420 hp. engines power the machine. Just placed on the market by the company, four have gone to the Stout lines.
INDIANAPOLIS—Chevolair Motors, Inc., has speeded up production and will be making regular deliveries by October 1, according to Arthur Chevrolet, president ; and three new executive officers have been added to expedite sales and production.
LOS ANGELES—A program of local glider meets, to be staged one each month throughout the winter, has been outlined by the glider section of the Southern California Chapter of the N.A.A. The first meet is to be held October 5 at the Monterey Park glider port, a high hill about ten miles east of Los Angeles.
KANSAS CITY (kan.)—E. E. Porterfield, Jr., president of the American Eagle Aircraft Corp., states that Michael Cipriani of Trinidad, British West Indies, has been made Eagle distributor for that district. It is understood Mr. Cipriani plans to launch passenger carrying, air mail, flying school, and flying club activities.
The GOODYEAR-ZEPPELIN Co. has recently been awarded several patents pertaining to airship construction details. Chief among these are patents covering a new type of gas cell fabric, made by impregnating closely-woven fabric with a mixture of bakelite varnish, castor oil, and acetone : and a resilient bulkhead for airships which, by means of differential pulleys, absorbs strains imposed by any movement of the cells.
Sept. 11-27 National Air Tour, starting and ending at Detroit, Mich. Manager: Capt. Ray Collins. Sept. 18-21 Colorado Air Tour, sponsored byDenver Junior Chamber of Commerce, starting and finishing at Denver. Sept. 21-Oct. 5 National Soaring Contest, Elmira, N. Y., under the auspices of National Glider Association.
MINNEAPOLIS — A Pinto plane, manufactured here by the Mohawk Aircraft firm, is undergoing extensive tests at March Field, Calif., to determine its suitability for use as an Army training plane, according to information received by the manufacturer.
<p>NEW YORK — Waldo Waterman is flying his variable-wing cabin plane south to Langley Field, Va., where the N.A.C.A. will make a full performance study of the craft. The machine (pictured in THE AVIATION NEWS, Sept. 6, page 5) is a low-wing monoplane.</p>
AKRON—Aeronautical research at the B. F. Goodrich Rubber Co. was expanded in scope this week by completion, in the company laboratories at Akron, of the largest refrigerated wind tunnel of its kind in the United States. The tunnel, first to be built by a rubber concern, was designed and constructed by the Goodrich engineering department.
ELYRIA (ohio)—Guardianaire Corporation, this city, has installed one of its automatic control units on a New Standard plane of the Clifford Ball line. As now developed, the device relieves the pilot from manipulating the ailerons and elevators in flight.
ROME—Colonel Sacchi, in a Breda 15-S plane with 120 hp. Walter engine, won first place in the Tour of Italy which ended Aug. 31, finishing slightly ahead of R. Donati, who flew a Fiat TR-1 machine with Fiat 90 hp. engine. The German pilot, Lusser, in a Klemm 25 with Argus 100 hp. engine, placed third, and Miss Winifred Spooner, the only English entrant, was fourth with her Moth, which had a 120 hp.
Will Discuss Alterations In Washington on Sept. 26
WASHINGTON —Members of the aviation industry will meet in Washington September 26 to confer with officials of the Aeronautics Branch on proposed amendments to the Air Commerce Regulations and the Airworthiness Requirements. Says the Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce, which will act as spokesman for aircraft producers: “Manufacturers are confronted with the problem of building airplanes to satisfy the natural economic market that awaits them, which means a consideration of factors of price and economic operation.
Fokker. The new two-engined Army plane which has been under construction at the Fokker plant has recently been completed and is to be given its first test flight. The new plane is powered with two Curtiss Conqueror engines, which are mounted in the wing.
<p>NEW YORK—The Paris-New York fliers, Maj. Dieudonne Costes and Lieut. Maurice Bellonte, have embarked on a good-will tour of this country which will take them over 40 states and to 31 cities, ending here on October 10, according to their schedule.</p>
Airline Permanently Freed From Interstate Fuel Excise LINCOLN (neb.)—State officers were permanently enjoined in a decree signed September 11 by District Judge Chappell from attempting to collect Nebraska’s 4-cent gasoline tax on engine fuel used by Boeing Air Transport on planes engaged in interstate traffic.
Soaring Contest Attracts More Entries ; List Events
DETROIT—Five more entries are announced for the National Soaring Contest, to take place at Elmira (N. Y.), September 21-October 5. The event is being handled by the National Glider Association, this city. The new participants are a Mr. Schempp of Syracuse, who will pilot a German STG; Wolf Hirth in a German soarer, who will enter competitions open to foreign contestants ; a Mr. Ed Allen, affiliation and glider unannounced ; and a glider of the Goodrich Glider Club, pilot unnamed.
OTTAWA—The Aviation League of Canada has started to set up the necessary machinery for establishing a central governing body for the control of gliding and all glider clubs are asked to become affiliated with the organization’s glider division.
LLOYD M. CLARK, formerly manager of General Motors Export Corp., has been retained as manager of NorwoodCanton Airport, Boston, Mass. CAPT. W. F. LONG has been elected president of Dallas Aviation School, Love Field, Dallas, Tex. Miss RUBYE THOMPSON was elected president of Dallas Girls Flying Club at a recent meeting.
BLUE RIDGE AIRCRAFT, INC., Brickton, N. C. ; capital stock, $50,000 ; by W. A. Marsh and others. YORK AIR SERVICE CO., York, Neb.; capital stock, $25,000 ; by Howard W. Schultz, Cora M. Chapin, and Yale B. Chapman; to conduct a flying school and taxi service.
ARKOMA AIRWAYS, Okmulgee, Okla., will open a flying school at the Wewoka Municipal Airport which they have recently leased. BOEING SCHOOL OF AERONAUTICS, Oakland, Calif., is giving a course in aerial surveying with a training plane specially equipped for the work.
A Regional Traffic and Aviation Conference, under the auspices of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, will be held at Philadelphia Sept. 23-24. American Society for the Promotion of Aeronautics is arranging a tour of four planes through the south and west during the winter, under the management of Emil Roth, Jr., president of Empire Air Transport, Inc., Syracuse, N. Y.
GREAT Lakes—Jones Flying Service Co., Youngstown, Ohio; dealer in Mahoning and surrounding counties. KINNER — Thompson Aeronautical Corp. announces the expansion of its sales territory to include Wisconsin, northern Illinois, and most of Indiana.
4THE 1930 National Air Tour is now under way. Let us hope that when it returns to Detroit it will have served its purpose 100 per cent . . . that of giving thousands of people the opportunity to make first hand inspections of the latest designs in American aircraft. The Tour was never needed more than it is right now.
Trans-Atlantica. “Despite the splendid voyages of the Graf Zeppelin and the R-100, I think the airplane still has the upper hand. But I believe that the huge Do.X, in which the Germans propose to carry a pay-load across the Atlantic, will be found to be too large for practical purposes. . . .
Possibly one reason why there haven't been such large crowds at previous races as there were at Chicago is that we have placed a too high rating on the intelligence of the average air race attender. From various sections of Chicago one had merely to follow the red, blue, green, yellow or pink lines to get to the field.
Making civil aviation pay is a problem that perplexes the nations engaged in it. In Europe the transport companies could not operate without government subsidies. In the United States aid in the form of mail contracts is essential. The English shy at the word subsidy.
OF THE FORTY aeronautical corporations whose position and activities have been of importance enough to warrant a wide and more or less active trading in their securities on the part of the geneVal public, only eleven have to date issued reports covering the first half of this year.
THE AIR stocks have continued their advance for the fourth consecutive week. Although well below the April high point they have now regained all of the ground lost during the month of August. The upward movement, which greatly increased in volume the past week, carried fifteen aeronautical securities into fractional gains ranging from to 2 full points.
Weekly Comparisons Week Ended Previous Same Week Aviation stock averages............................... Number of stocks traded in ( 1 )......................... Volume aviation share sales (2)........................ Ratio aviation share sales to total share sales (3)..........
Report of National Aviation Corp.. and its subsidiary, Aeronautical Industries, Inc., for six months ended June 30, 1930, shows a net loss, after expense, interest and $1,777,218 loss on sale of securities, of $1,747,207. The loss on Aeronautical Industries, Inc., for the period January 1, to date of acquisition April 15, 1930, charged against paid-in surplus amounted to $554,024.
Merger of the New York Rio & Buenos Aires Lines, Inc., with the Aviation Corporation of the Americas, effective September 15, has been approved at a special stockholder’s meeting-, Sept. 12. Subject to the terms of the contract NYRBA stockholders will receive one share of Aviation Corporation of the Americas for each 5J shares of NYRBA stock.
Waco Aircraft Co. reports for six months ended June 30, 1930, net loss of $55,612 after expenses and charges. For the first half of 1929, the company reported a profit of $156,894 after charges, but before federal taxes.
WASHINGTON—To fill an office of aeronautical designer in the Materiel Division, Air Corps, Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio, U. S. Civil Service Commission announces an open competitive examination. Applicants for the position, worth $2,600 to $3,200 a year, should apply at once for Form 2600, to the District Manager.
<p>WASHINGTON—The broadcasting of advertisements from an airplane over this city has called forth protests from citizens, but direct action against such broadcasting cannot be taken by city authorities under existing regulations. The District Commissioners have therefore appealed to Robert P. Lamont, Secretary of Commerce, for an opinion as to the most effective procedure in the matter.</p>
WASHINGTON — Information received by the Department of Commerce from Trade Commissioner Harvey A. Sweetster, Toronto, tells of the development of an automatically-opening parachute. The pack, evolved bv Frank Fremes and L. E. Coleman, Toronto, weighs lj lb. and straps on the shoulder.
<p>WASHINGTON — As expected, Pan American Airways was the only company to submit a bid to the Post Office Department for operation of the admail route to be established along the east coast of South America from Paramaribo, Dutch Guiana, to Santos, Brazil.</p>
CLARKSVILLE (TENN.) — A campaign to advertise the advantages of growing the legume lespedeza was recently made in the form of a three-day air tour of Indiana, Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas, led by Mrs. P. A. Meriweather, president of the Montgomery County Lespedeza Association.
WICHITA — The Stearman Aircraft Corp., has begun erection of its plant here, to include a main factory building of brick, steel, and reinforced concrete, one-story, 200x420 ft. ; an administration building, one and two stories, irregular shape, 54x184 ft., with cafeteria on second floor, and to house boiler room; foundry of brick, steel, and reinforced concrete, size 40x50 ft. ; onestory reinforced concrete garage, size 38x90 ft. ; gate house of brick and reinforced concrete, size 18x30. The total cost of the plant will be about $330,000.
OKLAHOMA CITY—An appeal from a compensation award made by the State Industrial Commission to an employee of the Fort Smith Aircraft Co., Fort Smith, Ark., as the result of an airplane accident has been filed by the Smith firm with the State Supreme Court.
<p>AKRON—Engineers of the GoodyearZeppelin Corp. announce construction is under way on the envelope and control surfaces of a non-rigid airship consigned to the U. S. Navy, to be used in experimental work. Though similar in general design to the Goodyear blimps, such as the “Defender” and “Puritan,” it will be twice the size of the former, having a length of 220 ft.</p>
CAMDEN—Production of the Jacobs 140 hp. engine, and the two-cylinder Jacobs Midget, developing 20 hp., recently mentioned in these pages, is now underway at the Central Airport factory here, the company announces. The 140 is now standard on the Waco 140, while the light power plant will be used in Waco powered gliders.
WASHINGTON—“Aeronautical Publications by Members of the staff of the Bureau of Standards,” a pamphlet having reference to the work done in this field by the Bureau, whether reported in the Bureau’s own journals or in outside sources, has been issued.
A new ruling at Port Columbus (Ohio) prohibits draining of gasoline from planes while they are in the municipal hangar. Planes must also be refueled outside the hangar. Crouse-Hinds Co., Syracuse, N. Y., has designed a special marker light for outlining landing circles, to be set flush with the ground surface.
W A S HIN GTO N—Postmaster General Brown on Sept. 17 announced the award of the southern transcontinental air mail contract to The Aviation Corp., represented by Frederick G. Coburn, and the Southwest Air Fast Express, represented by Earle T. Halliburton, who presented the only bid submitted for the route.
DETROIT — Passenger traffic over Stout Airlines between Detroit and Chicago and Detroit and Cleveland during August shows an increase of more than 100 per cent over August of 1929, according to Stanley E. Knauss, vicepresident and general manager. The company’s traffic, said Mr. Knauss, has shown a steady increase each month since last January 1.
RICHMOND.—Erection of a 50-ft. meteorological tower at the Byrd Municipal Airport for the purpose of securing comparative data on which the International Zeppelin Co. may base its selection of Richmond, Baltimore or Alexandria for a trans-Atlantic terminal, was started September 4.
Chicago-Detroit-Cl eve land Service Will Be Continued
<p>CHICAGO—As a first step toward the inauguration of passenger carrying by National Air Transport, the company has bought Stout Air Services, and activities of the two lines will be merged. No purchase price or provision for exchange of stock was announced, as N.A.T. is a division of United Aircraft & Transport Corp., which has owned 51 per cent of Stout stock for the past year.</p>
WASHINGTON — Negotiations are under way with Canada to permit extension to Winnipeg of the ChicagoMinneapolis air mail route on which Northwest Airways, Inc., is operating. The proposed extension cf 445 mi. to Winnipeg was authorized by the Post Office Department, subject to approval by the Dominion Government, upon receipt of an opinion by Comptroller General McCarl that this extension conforms with the provisions of the Watres law.
<p>SEATTLE—Another passenger airline between this city, Victoria, and Vancouver, B. C, is to be established in the near future by Pacific International Airways, Ltd., a Canadian company headed by Edward A. Lowe, Jr. The company has taken delivery of an eightpassenger Fleetster with Wright Cyclone 575 hp. engine which will be used, and is purchasing two Fairchild 71 ’s with Wasp engines, according to the announcement.</p>
W.A.E. May Sell Southern Line to the Aviation Corp.
<p>NEW YORK—If the bids of T.A.T.Maddux-Western Air Express, and of Robertson-Safeway for the central and southern transcontinental air mail routes are accepted, an adjustment of routes between the companies to avoid competition is probable.</p>
PONCA CITY (okla.)—Everett Taylor Field, this city’s new municipal airport, is one of the season’s noteworthy additions to the airport map. The field was dedicated July 4 with the usual ceremonies and races. It is owned and operated by the city although the Continental Oil Co. co-operated closely in the design and construction and its chief engineer, E. O. Bennett, will manage it for the first year.
<p>NEW YORK—During the first ten days of operation of New York, Philadelphia & Washington Airway, 1,557 paid passengers were carried. The Stinson-Lycoming planes made 191 flights, maintaining 95 per cent of schedule. Average loads were 60 per cent of capacity.</p>
WASHINGTON—Hoover Field and Washington Airport, which are separated only by Military Road, have been combined into Washington-Hoover Airport through an operating agreement which in effect is practically a merger. Under the new arrangement, the personnel of Hoover Field will take over all sightseeing and taxi flying at both ports, though nearly all of it will hereafter be done from Washington Airport.
<p>BROOKLYN—Under the auspices of the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and the Merchants and Manufacturers Association of Bush Terminal here, two Savoia-Marchetti seaplanes on Sept. 16 made a round-trip from New York Bay, just off the Bush Terminal docks, to the Delaware River, at the foot of Broad Street, Philadelphia.</p>
<p>NEW ORLEANS — Establishment of air mail service between New Orleans and Denver was announced Sept. 11 by Robert Sands, traffic manager of the Robertson Air Lines. The new service, effective immediately, calls for departures from New Orleans at 1 :40 p.m., arrival in Memphis at 5 :40 p.m., departure at 7:25 p.m. over the Frisco railroad, and arrival at 8:30 a.m. the next day in Kansas City.</p>
New Sites, Enlargements East An additional $1,000,000 has been appropriated for the development of the Allegheny County Airport, Pittsburgh. Hangars, runways, and other improvements will be provided. A plan for the development of the entire portion of the New Haven Municipal Airport on the New Haven side of Thompson Avenue is being worked on by the airport commission.
<p>LOS ANGELES—Several revisions of schedule on the T.A.T.-Maddux San Francisco-Los Angeles-San DiegoAgua Caliente line have been announced, with service twice daily in each direction, as before. It is also reported that an extra plane has been put on T.A.T.-Maddux transcontinental line schedule between Kansas City and Wichita, though the general schedule is not affected.</p>
OAKLAND—New schedules of charges for Oakland Municipal Airport operators, which represent substantial reduction of previous rates, have been announced by the Board of Port Commissioners. The new rates, which were adopted after a thorough study of charges at other airports at the request of local pilots, are designed to benefit the smaller operators at the field in particular.
ST. LOUIS—Shelton Airlines, which formerly operated passenger service between this city and Columbia, Fulton, and Jefferson City, Mo., announced that it would resume operations Sept. 15. A Ryan Brougham has been added to the equipment, and the local operations base moved from Lambert-St. Louis Field to Curtiss-Steinberg Airport.
Because of ill health, Wing Commander Kingsford-Smith has abandoned plans for a solo flight from London to Australia. The first attempt of Professor Piccard to ascend to a new altitude record in his specially constructed balloon ended in failure when the big bag refused to rise.
MEXICO CITY — Hearing that the Governor of the State of Hidalgo was interested in aviation, Glenn W. Poyzer recently made a 75-mi. trip from here to try to sell him a plane. The Governor didn’t want a plane himself, but offered to erect a hangar and provide gasoline and oil if someone else would buy one.
MEXICO CITY—Contract for the illumination of the Central Civil Airport here has been awarded to The Construction Co., a local enterprise, by the Ministry of Communications and Public Works. Twelve firms submitted bids. The Construction Co. bid 47,987.05 pesos ($23,993.53) for the job, which consists of the installation of 26 safety lamps for the limits of the landing fields ; 24 diffusion lights ; 8 flush lamps ; 12 semaphore enfilading lamps : 13 marker lamps for obstacles in the fields and an automatic clock for regulating the beacon in the field, in place of the remote control now employed.
LONDON — The Short “Valetta,” a sixteen-passenger twin-float monoplane recently completed, is approximately the same size as the same company’s famous “Calcutta” flying boat, and was built largely to test the relative merits of the two types.
WARSAW—Jugoslavia won this year’s Little Entente and Poland race, which was held Aug. 27-31. The course was Warsaw - Lvov - Prague - Bucharest -Zagreb - Belgrade - Poznan - Warsaw. Competitors were not required to land at the intermediate stops unless they chose, but they were required to maintain a certain altitude.
LONDON—Recent additions to the British Science Museum here include a Blériot type monoplane built in England in 1909, a model airplane designed by William S. Henson in 1843, and a set of instruments used in experiments by Lord Rayleigh, physicist who made important contributions in the field of aeronautic research.
COPPER MINE (N. t.)—An aerial expedition to King William Land and the magnetic North Pole has been completed, and the party returned with aerial maps of some 2,000 mi. of little known coastline and harbors and records discovered at camp sites of the ill-fated Sir John Franklin Expedition of 1847.
A SPECIALLY constructed runway at the Montecelio Airport was used when Maj. Umberto Maddalena and Lieut. Fausto Cecconi took off in their Savoia-Marchetti S64bis to establish a new World Record for endurance without refueling (See AVIATION, June 7, p. 1138).
<p>THE HAGUE—K. L. M. services were resumed Monday, following settlement of the pilots’ strike which grew out of the dismissal of Evert VanDvk. The fliers had objected to low pay and low insurance, and VanDyk refused to take the first plane on the New East Indies line, as ordered, without an increase (THE AVIATION NEWS, Sept. 6, p. 21).</p>
PARIS—Société Generale Aeronautique has announced production of a new Lorraine engine, the “Algol,” with nominal horsepower of 300, actually developing 360 hp. at 1,800 r.p.m. It is a 9-cyl. radial of conventional appearance, weighing 671 lb. with propeller hub.
<p>GENEVA—Sagita, S. A., is the name of a new corporation recently formed here for the purpose of establishing, in co-operation with a French company, a new non-stop passenger airline from this city to Paris.</p>
LIMA—Just before the recent revolution, a report on the preceding year’s aviation activities was presented to the Peruvian legislature in a presidential message. Since the American InspectorGeneral of Peruvian Aviation, Capt. Harold B. Grow, has been arrested for counter-revolutionary activity and is awaiting trial, the future status of air transport here remains in doubt.
GUAYAQUIL—Bids are being taken by the Government of Ecuador for construction of an international airport within the corporate limits of this city, on the banks of the Guava River. A plot of ground has been secured within two miles of the business district, and a surfaced road from the airport will be constructed.