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  MSN Encarta - Archive Article - 1939: Aviation
In the spring of 1939 the manufacturing industry was operating at about 65 per cent of capacity on a one-shift basis.
Among the orders for accessories during the fall of 1939 were: $34,000 to Bendix and Kollsman for compasses; $20,000 to Sperry for gyro instruments; $100,000 to Pioneer for oxygen regulator assemblies; $205,000 to Pump Engineering for vacuum pumps and many others.
As of October 1, 1938 and 1939 payrolls jumped from $17,600,000 to $25,800,000; employees from 11,850 to 20,250 with an estimated 60,000 by the summer of 1940 in the Los Angeles area alone.
ca.encarta.msn.com /sidebar_461501047/1939_Aviation.html   (8989 words)

 ninemsn Encarta - Military Aircraft
Within six years leadership in the new technology had passed to Europe, where government leaders supported aviation through the sponsorship of races and competitions, subsidized programmes of research and development, the purchase of aircraft, and the establishment of the earliest military flying units.
Soon after the outbreak of World War I in August 1914, pioneer military aviators demonstrated their value as aerial scouts and observers, although not, perhaps, to the complete satisfaction of members of the high commands, who had learned most of their tactics and strategy 40 years earlier.
Private companies had been producing aircraft since the early days of aviation, and names like Nieuport, Sopwith, and Fokker became famous, their aircrafts’ relative merits tested against one another in combat.
au.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761579466/Military_Aircraft.html   (2745 words)

 MSN Encarta - Military Aviation
Aviation redefined old notions of war, rendering civilians on the home front as vulnerable to attack as soldiers on the battlefield.
By 1910, however, leadership in the new technology had passed to Europe, where publishers and other magnates supported aviation through the sponsorship of races and competitions, while governments purchased aircraft for the earliest military flying units and funded research and development.
Within a month of the outbreak of World War I in August 1914, military aviators had demonstrated their value as aerial scouts and observers.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761579466/Military_Aviation.html   (1656 words)

1939 in art 1939 in aviation 1939 in film 1939 in literature 1939 in music 1939 in radio 1939 in science 1939 in sports 1939 in television 1939 state leaders 1939 in Canada
Kampania Wrześniowa 1939 - Statystyki, bitwy z Niemcami i Sowietami, akcje sabotażowe, uzbrojenie, archiwalne zdjęcia, plakaty i mapy, kalendarium, charakterystyka armi i porównania, biografie polityków i dowódców.
Blood on the Snow: Suomussalmi 1939 - The Battle of Suomussalmi in the winter of 1939 - 1940, pitted a single, hastily raised, and poorly equipped Finnish division against two full strength Soviet Divisions, armed with more than 90 tanks.
www.nebulasearch.com /encyclopedia/article/1939.html   (1736 words)

The opening of Fairey Aviations factory at Heaton Chapel was far sighted as the War clouds gathered over Europe in the late 1930s.
The most concrete connection to aviation in Levenshulme was the factory owned by Fairey Aviation, which stood on Crossley Road, adjacent to Cringle Fields.
Fairey Aviation was a major supplier of aircraft to the RAF and the Fleet Air Arm during World War Two.
www3.telus.net /public/nixonkg/aviation.htm   (3122 words)

 The Golden Age of Aviation (1919-1939) and The Aircraft Carrier - USS BENNINGTON
The greatest challenge faced by aviation immediately after WW I was to demonstrate to the non-flying public the capabilities of the airplane.
Military aviation was cut back, and the pilots, who had taken so long to train, were found to be unemployed.
In fact, aviation in the United States might have died completely except for two groups of men-the "barnstormers" and the Army aviators led by the outspoken General William "Billy" Mitchell.
www.uss-bennington.org /history-turningpoints.html   (2629 words)

 Armstrong Whitworth Siskin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The fighter was the first all-metal fighter in the Royal Air Force, the air force of the United Kingdom.
The Siskin was used by eleven RAF squadrons as well as by a number of other nations including Canada, which used the type up to 1939.
The Siskin IIIA was powered by the Armstrong Whitworth Jaguar IV engine, which gave a maximum speed of 156 mph (251 km/h).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Armstrong_Whitworth_Siskin   (152 words)

 Naval Aviation 1930-39
Forced by this circumstance to effect rigid economies, the expansion of naval aviation was slowed, the aircraft inventory was barely sufficient to equip operating units, research and development programs suffered, and operations were drastically curtailed.
A major share of its recommendations referred to commercial and civil aviation and in general stressed the needs for a strong air transport, for expanding airport facilities, for improving provisions for aviation in government organization, and for supporting the welfare of the aviation industry, particularly through the establishment of more realistic procurement practices and policy.
A reduction in the bonus payment upon release to inactive duty was made with the provision that aviation cadets already serving in the fleet be given the option of remaining on the old pay scale with the $1,500 bonus or of accepting commissioned pay and the new $500 discharge payment.
www.history.navy.mil /branches/avchr4.htm   (8187 words)

 Japan Aviation Academy - English
Aviation engineers have the confidence to make flights safe, and to contribute their knowledge of technology to society with spirit.
Japan Aviation High School was established in I 960 under the Fundamental Law of School Education, and is the only high school that teaches aviation technology in Japan.
Spread of Aviation Knowledge and Skills [Management of Otori Flight Club] JAA foundation supports Otori Flight Club, which enables anyone over the age of 16 to register to be a club member.
www7.airnet.ne.jp /jaa/English.html   (3158 words)

 wiki/1939 in aviation Definition / wiki/1939 in aviation Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In order to promote British aviation, he asked the industry to deliver the fastest civilian aircraft in Europe, capable of carrying 6 passengers and 2 crew members.
As a consequence, the Soviet Union was expelled from the League of Nations on December 14th.
Timeline of aviationThis is a timeline of aviation history.
www.elresearch.com /wiki/1939_in_aviation   (3852 words)

 Fleet Air Arm
Aviation art prints from the Fleet Air Arm by aviation and naval artists Ivan Berryman and Randall Wilson, published by Cranston Fine Arts.
Mainly consisting of aviation, naval, and modern military after 1940 and a selection of fifty historical prints of earlier periods.
Mainly consisting of aviation, naval, and modern military after 1940 and a selection of 50 historical prints of earlier periods.
www.airforce-art.com /fleet_air_arm.htm   (1459 words)

Aviation Week's Aviation Daily is the foremost provider of daily business intelligence, news and market data for the global commercial airline industry.
Published every business day since 1939, Aviation Daily keeps subscribers current on the actions taking place and shaping the marketplace including financial moves, global alliances, labor, security issues, fuel and other operating costs, and more.
Aviation Daily lets you stay on top of critical developments in commercial aviation.
www.aviationnow.com /avweek1/aviationdaily_marketing_page.jsp   (383 words)

 Cuban Aviation
During the year of 1939 the Cuban Army Air Corp was structured again into two operational units, a Bombardment and Observation Squadron and a Persecution Squadron, each with five pilots.
San Antonio Air Base was used by the military aviation at all times, not so San Julian Air Base that was used as a mechanics school.
Must of the pilots of the Aviation Corp, went to Kelly Field and Randolph Field in Texas, United States to received advance training and flight instructors courses and become instructors upon their return to Cuba.
espanol.geocities.com /aviacuba/Mil1-4-e.html   (1718 words)

 Brockworth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
During the War Brockworth and the surrounding area was bombed by the Luftwaffe in an attempt to halt its production of vital war materials.
In 1939 the company built 1,000 Hawker Hurricanes in the first 12 months of World War II and it delivered its last of 2,750 Hurricanes in 1942.
Production was the switched to building 3,330 Hawker Typhoons for the Royal Air Force.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Brockworth   (638 words)

 Caleb Flerk Directory of Flight - Aviation Directories
A large aviation directory with thousands ofcategorized links to aviation web pages, aviation news, FAQs, and other sources of commercial, military, and general aviation information.
Aviation books,links and resources for aircraft dispatchers,aviators looking for ground schools, flying schools and other aviation associations,aviation museums,aviation jobs worldwide...
Over 12,000 aviation businesses and GA services listed for pilots, charter services and dispatchers, with over 900 categories, a Airport Facility Directory, hotels, restaurants, and ground transportat...
www.calebflerk.com /links/aviationdirectories.htm   (1415 words)

 Aeronautics and Astronautics Chronology, 1915-19
The Aviation Section of the Signal Corps consisted of 35 pilots, 1,987 enlisted men, and 55 training airplanes.
Navy Aviation and Marine Corps combined had 48 officer-pilots, 239 men, 54 airplanes, 1 airship, 3 balloons, and 1 air station.
Naval aviation consisted of 6,716 officers and 30,693 men, with 282 officers and 2,189 men in Marine Corps units with a total of 2,107 airplaines, of which 1,172 were flying boats.
www.hq.nasa.gov /office/pao/History/Timeline/1915-19.html   (4064 words)

 aviation directory, airshow magazine, airshowreport.com
RC model aviation group's information, announcements, contest calendar, contacts, pictures, newsletter, articles, and related links.
RC model aviation club information, photos, events, guestbook, membership data, contacts, member's area, and related links.
The EAA is the international organization that encourages and supports sport aviation - flying done strictly for pleasure.
www.airshowreport.com /links/e.htm   (1485 words)

 Aviation History Resources for Students
Modern writers of aviation history recognize Chanute's experiments and their importance to the development of powered flight.
Histories of flight, like Dr. Tom Crouch's A Dream of Wings or Fred Howard's biography Wilbur and Orville, give extensive consideration to Chanute and his 'two-surface' glider - the glider that inspired the Wright brothers in their construction of a bi-plane to be the vehicle for man's first powered flight.
The Golden Age of Flight -- two fantastic decades, from 1919 to 1939, when aviation truly came of age.
www.stemnet.nf.ca /CITE/aviation.htm   (1081 words)

 Aviation Links Military    -   www.MotorEbooks.com
Bedford VA 1943 USAAF Crash: Tribute to the crew of a B25 that crashed near Bedford, Virginia in 1943.
The 116th Aviation Company was formed at Fort Bragg NC in July of 1965.
Military Aviation of the Republic of China ROC Air Force, ROC Naval Aviation, ROC Army Aviation, etc.
www.motorebooks.com /avlink01.htm   (1458 words)

 Flight To Freedom - History of Military Aviation from WWII to Present
This exhibit that ran from 2001-2003 highlighted significant events in military aviation history from 1939 to the 1980's.
The British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP) was one of the largest undertakings in Canada's long history and was so successful by the end of the Second World War the Royal Canadian Air Force had become the world's third most powerful air force.
The Arrow was a marvel of aviation engineering and design and was a testimony to Canadian vision and ingenuity.
www.billybishop.org /flight.html   (435 words)

 Lt. Kelsey's XP-38 Flight and Crash   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
MITCHEL FIELD, N.Y., Feb. 11, 1939-The newest and fastest thing in fighting aircraft, the Army's twin-engined pursuit plane which took a year and a half to build, crashed today as it roared to a landing after a secret, record-breaking speed flight across the continent.
Ben S. Kelsey at the all-metal single-seater's controls, the "mystery" plane's tricycle undercarriage struck the top of a tree and crashed into a sand trap on a golf course adjacent to the Army airport.
The flight was unannounced and aircorps officials here maintained the aura of mystery with which authorities on the coast had shrouded the plane.
www.wpafb.af.mil /museum/fta/xp38-3.htm   (663 words)

 Taking to the Skies: The story of British Aviation 1903-1939
This book is the story of the early days of British aviation and the part it played in the evolution and growth of man’s mastery of the air.
With rapid momentum, the race was on for faster and longer-ranged aeroplanes, buoyed up by huge public enthusiasm for the pioneer aviators such as Claude Grahame-White, Geoffrey de Havilland, and Thomas Sopwith.
Covering the period up to 1939, the book describes the frustrations of early trials and experiments, the development of military aircraft during the First World War, and the desperate competition for both military and civil air supremacy during the 1920s and 1930s.
www.familyhistorybookshop.org.au /prod2803.htm   (317 words)

 Aeronautics and Astronautics Chronology, 1935-39
January 22: Federal Aviation Commission, appointed by the President as provided in the Air Mail Act of June 12, 1934, submitted its report and set forth broad policy on all phases of aviation and the relation of Government thereto.
It recommended strengthening of commercial and civil aviation, expansion of airport facilities, and establishment of more realistic procurement practices from industry.
During 1939: P-41 with R-1830 engine was provided by NACA's Pinkel, Turner, and Voss with separate stacks for each cylinder, thus providing 14 jet exhausts which increased speed of aircraft from 13 to 18 mph between 10,000 and 20,000 feet.
www.hq.nasa.gov /office/pao/History/Timeline/1935-39.html   (3606 words)

 1939 Nazi Aviation Book: Luftmacht Deutschland
It was published to report on the state of aviation in Germany at the end of the 1930s.
Following a full-page portrait of Generalfeldmarschall Hermann Göring and his introduction, the book briefly covers the history of the rebuilding of the aviation industries in Third Reich Germany under the leadership of Adolf Hitler.
Civil and military aviation is covered fully so a great many popular and limited production Nazi aircraft are shown.
www.usmbooks.com /luftmacht_deutschland.html   (336 words)

 1939 in aviation -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This is a list of (The aggregation of a country's military aircraft) aviation-related events from 1939:
September 1 - (A republic in central Europe; split into East German and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990) Germany invades (A republic in central Europe; the invasion of Poland by Germany in 1939 started World War II) Poland.
The (The German airforce) Luftwaffe plays a key (Click link for more info and facts about tactical bombing) tactical bombing role in neutralising Polish defences.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/1/19/1939_in_aviation.htm   (1192 words)

 Daniel's WWII Aviation and Memorabilia 1939-1945
beliefs and exists only as a place of historical interest in the world of military aviation between the years of 1936 and 1945.
This website was established as a living memorial to aviators of all nations who fought the air wars during WWII.
I see each piece in my collection as a piece of living history, that should be preserved for future generations.
www.danielsww2.com   (932 words)

 Famous Russian in USA - CDI RW 14 May 2004
Another Russian emigrant, Igor Sikorsky, constructed first helicopter in the USA in 1939.
Sikorsky Aviation Corporation is still among the global leaders in constructing helicopters, the US President uses Sikorsky's helicopter.
Russians failed to create united community in the USA and elect their politicians, as Armenians, Jews and Ukrainians did.
www.cdi.org /russia/306-22.cfm   (333 words)

 Naval Aviation Stores Index
We are your one stop shop for naval aviation books and have some of the best prices anywhere.
Visit our new stock of the latest calendars, both aviation and maritime art and photographs to aviation nose art, and wonderful vintage or modern pin up calendars to grace the walls of any aircraft repair shop, navy barracks, bedroom alike.
A small selection of signed prints by famous aviators are also to be found here.
www.fleetairarmarchive.com /Index.html   (832 words)

 Fleet Air Arm (FAA) Archive Index of British Naval Aviation
Comprehensive summaries and details of the main FAA associations, veteran organisations and societies connected with the FAA and naval aviation and the Royal Navy from the UK, Commonwealth and around the World
THE DAEDALUS VIRTUAL AVIATION HERITAGE AREA AND MUSEUM - heritage and history of the former FAA HQ at Lee-on-the Solent (Launched 22 Sept 2001)
Comprehensive summaries and details of the main FAA Museums and archives connected with the FAA and naval aviation and the Royal Navy from the UK, Commonwealth and around the World
www.fleetairarmarchive.net   (1256 words)

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