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  Pratt and Whitney Engines in 1937 - USA
In each engine group there were a number of different engines, each with a separate rating, but the general specifications of all engines in each group were identical.
The Wasp Junior had a displacement of 985 cubic inches, an overall diameter of 46-3/4 inches, and a bore and stroke of 5-3/16 inches.
Its compression ratio was 6.7:1 and its blower ratio, 12:1 while its fuel specification was 87 octane.
www.aviation-history.com /engines/pr-1937.htm   (1142 words)

 Aviation Consumer
As we reported in the September 2007 issue of Aviation Consumer, finding replacement parts is getting to be an expensive chore.
It was thus conceived to be a utilitarian vehicle that was tough and capable enough to operate from short, dirt runways, could tanker lots of fuel because availability might be questionable and still carry on if something broke out in the bush.
Until recently, though, if we wanted to upgrade our factory instrumentation from what Beech or Cessna decided was adequate, we were stuck figuring out how to install round or square gauges from companies like UMA and Mitchell into rectangular holes.
www.aviationconsumer.com   (695 words)

  Reginald Mitchell / Aircraft Designer (1895-1937) - Design/Designer Information
Many of Britain’s aircraft manufacturers pitched for the commission, which was won by Supermarine Aviation Works in Southampton, which specialised in the production of racing seaplanes and had yet to produce a land plane, let alone a fighter plane.
The International Aviation Federation decreed that the first country to win the Schneider trophy for three successive years or a total of four years could keep it.
By spring 1937, a year after the test flight, Mitchell’s cancer was so advanced that he was given only a few months to live.
www.designmuseum.org /designinbritain/reginald-mitchell   (1958 words)

  aviation. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Aviation can be conveniently divided into military aviation, air transport, and general aviation.
At first aviation development was motivated by the large prizes put up by publicity-seeking newspapers; but the outbreak of World War I in 1914 provided far greater motivation for aviation research and development (see air forces.
The cessation of hostilities made available a large number of aircraft that could be bought cheaply, and the result was a great deal of aviation activity; barnstorming and stunt-flying kept aviation before the eyes of the public for a time, but the real stimulus was the initiation of airmail service in the mid-1920s.
www.bartleby.com /65/av/aviation.html   (851 words)

 Harvard-Boston Aviation Meet - 1910
On several occasions during the meet, aviators brought their machines safely to the earth after their engines had stopped, by what is known as gliding.
It is impossible for an observer at the present time to estimate the distance of an object high in th air without the aid of a range finder, and an aeroplane two thouseand feet in the air presents a small and uncertain target.
Another feature that appealed to me was the statement of several aviators that they could see bottom in considerable depth of water when passing over in their machines, One aviator claimed that he was certain he could see distinctly enough to locate a submarine laying on the bottom in a ten fathom depth.
www.rcooper.0catch.com /emeebo10.htm   (2345 words)

 Imperial Airways - Miscellaneous - Aviation Magazine
Such, then, is the prospect envisaged by the Commission, and it is clear that it regards the advent of the big flying-boat as sounding the death-knell of the super-liner," though it suggests in the report that the simpler type of ship would not he injured to any appreciable extent.
The long-distance record for a flight in a straight line without refuelling was gained by Russia with the flight of the ANT 25 monoplane from Moscow to San Jacinto, California, U.S.A., a distance of 6,305.7 miles in a straight line, which has been officially homologated by the Fédération Aéronantique Internationale.
Many have been the arguments that long-distance record flights are useless and do nothing to further the cause of aviation, but it has been noticeable through out the history of commercial flying that air transport has followed the record breakers and that the record times of to-day are the normal air line schedules of to-morrow.
www.imperial-airways.com /Misc_aviation_magazine.html   (1430 words)

 Soviet Fighters in the Sky of China
On July 7, 1937 near the Lugoutsiao old marble bridge, mentioned in the diaries of Marco Polo, there occurred a border clash between the Japanese occupiers of Manchuria and the forces of the Guomindang government., which became the start of a full-scale war.
Aviation advisors, invited from developed European countries and the USA for rendering technical assistance, for the most part lobbied for the commercial interests of their countries.
After the reorganization of the Chinese air force in 1935-1936, independent aviation squadrons, consisting of flights from the various provinces of China were combined into several air groups, each of 3 squadrons (of 10 aircraft each).
www.j-aircraft.com /research/George_Mellinger/soviet_fighters_in_the_sky_of_ch.htm   (6490 words)

 Welcome to Women in Aviation
Jacqueline Cochran was born to a childhood of poverty in the South, but with courage, intelligence and determination she established a highly successful cosmetics business and became one of the most prolific record setters in aviation history.
In 1937, Jacqueline Cochran received the General Billy Mitchell award for her contribution to the progress of aviation in the United states.
In 1937 she won the first of 15 Harmon Trophies for three speed records and one long distance flight.
www.womeninaviation.com /jackie2.html   (348 words)

 Purdue Aviation Celebration
Purdue University's rich aviation heritage and significant contemporary role in modern aerospace will be recognized during the Purdue Aviation Celebration, a range of events and programs set for Oct. 17-20.
The historical contributions of women to aviation will be one focus of the Aviation Celebration, which will feature tributes to Amelia Earhart, who served at Purdue as a consultant on women's careers.
The Lockheed Electra 10E that Earhart flew on her 1937 around-the-world flight was purchased for through the Purdue Research Foundation.
news.uns.purdue.edu /UNS/aviation.celeb/finch.html   (486 words)

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Though her time in the limelight was short, she helped others to see the power of aviation and the capabilities of women.
In 1937, she disappeared and was never seen again.
On June 1, 1937 Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan departed Miami, Florida bound for California by traveling around the world.
www.lycos.com /info/amelia-earhart--flights.html   (559 words)

 Welcome to Women in Aviation
She achieved instant acclaim as the first woman to fly the Atlantic in 1928: she disappeared while on the last leg of a round-the-world flight in 1937.
Amelia received her first aviation instruction from another woman, Neta Snook Southern, on January 2, 1921.
Read about Amelia‚s preparation, flight and the circumstances surrounding her 1937 disappearance, in the book, Amelia, My Courageous Sister, by Muriel Earhart Morrissey and aviation historian, Carol L. Osborne, or visit web site www.womeninaviation.com to read selected excerpts.
www.womeninaviation.com /amelia.html   (334 words)

 Aviation, Airline and Military Aircraft movies and videos
The scale and scope of airline companies are from those with a single airplane carrying mail or cargo, through full-service international airlines operating many hundreds of airplanes in various types.
Many international airline managers are actively lobbying their governments to permit greater consolidation, in order to achieve higher economies of scale and greater efficiencies.
In the 1950s, the De Havilland Comet, Boeing 707, Douglas DC-8, and Sud Aviation Caravelle became the first flagships of the Jet Age in the West, while the Soviet Union bloc countered with the Tupolev Tu-104 and Tupolev Tu-124 in the fleets of state-owned carriers such as Aeroflot and Interflug.
www.aviationexplorer.com /aviation_movies.htm   (3362 words)

 Women in Aviation, International
The Women in Aviation, International Pioneer Hall of Fame was established in 1992 to honor women who have made significant contributions as record setters, pioneers, or innovators.
Following the Japanese invasion of China and the disappearance of Amelia Earhart in 1937, Cheung declared her intention to return to China and participate in the War effort by opening a flying school to teach Chinese volunteers to fly.
Her contributions to the promotion and public acceptance of women as pilots in general aviation have been honored by the ninety-nines in its “Forest of Friendship” and by the OX-5 Pioneers, which has recognized her with both its Legion of Merit Award, Pioneer Women’s Award and Pioneer Hall of Fame.
www.wai.org /resources/pioneers.cfm   (6953 words)

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Plesman probably chose to leave the new generation of aircraft unpainted to show they were made entirely of metal.
As of 1937, the Douglas DC,3 was used on the Dutch-East-Indies haul.
In april 1937, KLM organised a propaganda flight tour over the Netherlands for the promotion of the new summer flightprogram.
www.dutch-aviation.nl /index3/1919-1939/index3-1937.html   (344 words)

 1937 Ad Naval Aviation News - Find Articles
A reexamination of long-forgotten reports, message traffic and other historical documents has revealed new evidence which suggests that the searchers might have been closer than they realized to solving one of the greatest mysteries of all time.
On the morning of 2 July 1937, the Coast Guard cutter Itasca was on station off Howland Island in the Pacific, midway between Lae, New Guinea, and Hawaii.
It was their belief that stronger than normal winds had caused the Electra to drift off course so that it ended up south of Howland Island.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0IAX/is_6_86/ai_n6220838   (876 words)

 Sandcastle V.I. - Dreams of Flight - Aviation History - Golden Age of Flight
The 1920s and 1930s was a period in which the technological advancements in aviation that occurred during World War I were put to civilian use.
In 1937, female aviation pioneer Jacqueline Cochran set a 1,000 kilometer speed record of over 320 kph (200 mph) in a Staggerwing.
The 1920s and 1930s also saw the early development of aviation as a reliable means of public transportation, and these developments are in our next stop, the Air Transportation gallery.
www.sandcastlevi.com /air/nasm-06.htm   (1142 words)

 Aviation Festivals - Skrunda 1937
Organized by the Skrunda branch of the Latvian Aero Club and the local branch of the Aizsargi.
This was the first aviation performance to be held in Skrunda and the first time an aircraft had ever landed in Skrunda.
It is estimated that the event drew approximately 3,500 spectators.
latvianaviation.com /Events/F1937_07_18.html   (59 words)

 Aviation Facilities
TB-3, 1934 - 5 + 1937 - 1.
Aviation Plant #166, Polyot Production Association, Omsk, MAP - created by the order of N.K.A.P. (Shakhurin) 4-Jul-1941 after evacuation of Moscow plants 81 and 156.
Aviation Plant #292, Saratov, MAP, (former "combain" plant, aricrafts since 1925, converted to "aviation" in 1937)
www.aviation.ru /facility   (1258 words)

 Link C-3
He worked in his father's organ factory, but his main interest was in aviation.
He was convinced that an airplane could take off and navigate to another airport solely by reference to instruments.
In 1937 Link Aviation was building the new C-3 Instrument Trainers.
www.airvictorymuseum.org /link_c-3.html   (346 words)

 La Cucaracha Spanish Civil War Diary October 1937
After the fall of the Basque country the Fascists attack the last northern provinces.
With the fall of Asturian, the north of Spain is under control of Franco.
After the loss of most the important cities to the Fascists, the government moves to Barcelona, capital of Catalonia, the last strong industrial province under government control.
lacucaracha.info /scw/diary/1937/october/index.htm   (779 words)

 Changing  from Donkeys to Mustangs
During 1937 to 1940 the main supplier of soon-to-be scrap metal was the Soviet Union, sending on credits to the sum of 200 million dollars 563 fighters (I-15, I-15bis, I-16 and I-153), and 322 bombers (292 SB, 24 DB-3, and 6 TB-3).
The modified Hawk 75M, with retractable landing gear, created specially for China was not widely used in the war against the Japanese, in spite of the fact that in the summer and fall of 1938, they were sent 30 aircraft, and 82 kits for assembly.
Aviation equipment was ferried to China across the Himalayas, along the air bridge which received the name the “Camel’s Hump” (from the resemblance of the relief of the route to the silhouette of the “ship of the desert”.
www.j-aircraft.com /research/George_Mellinger/chinese_aviation_against_japan.htm   (7570 words)

 La Cucaracha Spanish Civil War Diary December 1937
The Fascists rushed reinforcements from the Madrid zone and launch a lightning counterattack, commanded by General Varela, against the Republicans at Teruel.
They are supported by the superior aviation of the Legion Condor.
The world did not know that the Republic put everything they had into this attack, but they had no other chance to raise some confident and hope, as well in their citizens and soldiers, as in their few friends and supporters.
lacucaracha.info /scw/diary/1937/december   (950 words)

 Aviation - Alberta Community Development
These aircraft are currently on display in the museum’s Aviation Hangar and in our on-site warehouse.
This display, along with artifacts and biographical panels of Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame, make this one of the most significant displays in North America.
The user agrees to the terms and conditions set out in the Copyright and Disclaimer statement.
www.cd.gov.ab.ca /enjoying_alberta/museums_historic_sites/site_listings/reynolds_alberta_museum/aviation/index.asp   (70 words)

 Aviation History - International Museum Day, May 18
An Amelia Earhart symposium is planned for May 17-19, 2002, at the Museum to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the airport, and the 65th anniversary of the departure of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan, her navigator for their final flight, around the world close to the equator!
The Amelia Earhart Society, the Western Aerospace Museum, The Port of Oakland, and The International Organization of Women Pilots, are sponsoring what is expected to be one of the largest gatherings of Amelia Earhart researchers and interested parties from all over the world.
Historians and aviation enthusiasts will remember that Earhart and Noonan disappeared on July 2, 1937, somewhere in the mid-Pacific Ocean after completing more than two-thirds of their flight around the world.
www.aviationhistory.org /ah_amelia_earhart_symposium.html   (311 words)

 Aviation Scholarship   (Site not responding. Last check: )
ULM Aviation student Alexis Norris has been awarded the Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship by the Zonta Club of Shreveport.
This prestigious scholarship is awarded annually to an Aviation junior or senior, based on academic standing and financial need.
A 3.0 grade point average is required of applicants, as well as an essay on future professional goals.
www.nlu.edu /publicaffairs/jan03/aviation.html   (111 words)

 Rare Aircraft :: For Sale: 1937 Stinson SR-9C Reliant
We'd like to introduce you to one of the great joys of aviation...
We are fortunate at this time to have in our restoration inventory a 1937 Stinson Reliant that is arguably the finest example of the Gullwing Reliant series in existence.
We are offering a position for 2004 delivery, and there is no doubt that when finished, it will be the premier example of this legendary type.
www.rareaircraft.com /forsale_1937StinsonSR-9C.html   (314 words)

 Women In Aviation Resource Center : Books : Biographies
The Wild and Glorious Story of American Women Aviators from World War II to the Dawn of the Space Age.
The International Group for Historic Aviation Recovery (TIGHAR), an organization of aviation archaeologists, has been on the trail of the plane and its passengers for nearly two decades.
Comprehensive and gracefully written, this biography is highly recommended as an introduction to the life of a pioneering female aviator and remarkable individual.
www.women-in-aviation.com /Books/Biographies   (1302 words)

 Dassault from A to Z - History - Sites - Dassault Passion   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Three of the most prominent names in France's aviation history, Latécoère (1937), Breguet (1939) and Dassault (1971), took part in founding and developing the Biarritz facility.
The Br1150 Atlantic and Br121 Jaguar were serially produced in Biarritz, starting in 1960 and 1965 respectively.
The Biarritz facility was integrated into Dassault Aviation in 1971, when Dassault and Bréguet merged into AMD-BA (Avions Marcel Dassault-Bréguet Aviation).
www.dassault-aviation.com /passion/gb/dassault_a_a_z/histoire_aviation/sites_aviation/biarritz.cfm   (287 words)

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