January

In This Issue5
Editorial: Our Airlines Will Serve Better as Private Enterprises89
Aviation's War Communique No 1390
Miracle of 194292
Technique to Shorten Takeoffs and LandingsR deH Williams94
Investment Status of the Aircraft Industry96
Fighting Snow to Keep ’Em FlyingHal W Hunt98
Rocket Power for Assisted TakeoffRoy Healy100
Aviation Manufacturing
Production-Design-Research-EngineeringComplete Index105
Good Tooling Simplifies Production of Flying FortressesBoyd K Bucey106
Theory and Technique of Perspective ProjectionGeorge F Bush118
Legal Requisites for Labor Standards in the Aviation Industry127
Strength Properties of PlexiglasW F Bartoe128
How to Fair Lines by Graphical CalculusDean Madsen136
More From Your Drop HammersChris J Frey and
Stanley S Kogut
143
Design Considerations for Plywood Structures, IIIL J Marhoefer150
Aviation's Sketch Book of Design Detail 167
Aviation's Engineering Data Book173
Review of PatentsA Harry Crowell176
Factory Maintenance Section:
Maintenance of Battery-Powered TrucksF L Sahlman155
Subcontractors Section217
New Products
Information Tips on Trade Literature182
Latest Machine Tools183
Shop Equipment and Accessories191
Maintenance
Metallizing for Better MaintenanceL E Kunkler231
Aviation's Maintenance Notebook236
Military
Flight Strips "Hows" and "Whys”247
Air Transport
Who Should Carry Air Cargo?John H Frederick255
Flying Equipment
Lockheed P·38 Has Wide Range of Tactical Uses101
Civil Operation and Training
Visual Aids Speed Mechanics' TrainingLyne S Metcalfe269
On Patrol271
Along the Apron271
Side Slips229
The Aviation News
…National Aviation277
…Washington Windsock281
…Calling Names283
…Aviation Manufacturing285
…Assembly Lines289
…Transport Aviation291
…Aviation Abroad295
…FinanceRaymond Hoadley299
…Aviation People303
…Book Reviews305

February

Tenth Annual Directory Number
In This Issue5
Editorial: Wheels for Production109
Aviation's War Communique No 14110
The American Doctrine of Air PowerMajor Nathaniel F Silsbee112
Financial Outlook for the Aviation IndustryH L Federman116
Transportation in the Postwar PeriodA N Kemp118
Some Air Transport Statistics of Particular Interest120
Aviation Manufacturing
Production-Design-Research-EngineeringIndex125
More Wings for Airacobras by Conveyor ProductionCarl F Lozon126
Aviation’s Sketch Book of Design Detail147
Subcontractors Section173
New Products
Information Tips on Trade Literature161
Latest Machine Tools163
Shop Equipment and Accessories164
Aviation’s Yearbook for 1943
Contents Page for Directory Section179
American and Foreign Military Aircraft;
Photographs, Silhouettes, and Descriptions181
American Aircraft Engines;
Photographs and Descriptions243
Specification Tables:
Dimensions, Performance; Construction and
Equipment Data on American and Foreign
Aircraft and Engines
255
Directory Section; Addresses, Personnel, Products
Aircraft Manufacturers 265
Glider Manufacturers269
Engine Manufacturers269
United States Airlines 271
Aviation Schools272
Aviation Suppliers Classified by Products275
Alphabetical List of Aviation Suppliers
with Addresses and Personnel
311
Side Slips 145
The Aviation News
National Aviation387
FinanceRaymond Hoadley397
Aviation People399

March

In This Issue5
Editorial:89
Aviation's War Communique No 1590
Canada Gains Vital New Production RoleRaymond Hoadley92
The American Doctrine of Air PowerMaj Nathaniel F Silsbee96
Building Winning Spirit Into Grumman AircraftEsther Forbes100
Aviation Manufacturing
Production - Design - Research - EngineeringComplete Index105
Producing the B-25 BomberRobert E Dawe106
Design and Production with Substitute MaterialsS R Carpenter112
Cold Heat to Expedite Plywood FabricationChester S Ricker116
Intercoolers and Their Performance in AircraftS K Anderson
and P A Scherer
125
Use of Glue in Aircraft ConstructionJ T Stephan132
Cutting Zinc Dies for SalvageC I Frey134
How to Fair Lines by Graphical Calculus, Part IIDean Madsen137
Strength Properties of Plexiglas, Part IIW F Bartoe140
Theory and Technique of Perspective Projection, Part IIGeorge F Bush150
11th Annual Meeting of institute of Aeronautical Sciences161
Aviation's Sketch Book of Design Detail167
Aviation's Engineering Data Book173
Review of PatentsA Harry Crowell176
Factory Maintenance Section:
Correct Use of Rubber Hose in Aircraft PlantsStanley S Kogut157
Subcontractor’s Section:
Centralized Planning for Small PlantsJohn H Stephens217
New Products
Information Tips on Aviation Trade Literature182
Latest Machine Tools183
Shop Equipment and Accessories190
Air Transport
Ground Time — Spells Profit or LossWilliam A Lippman, Jr232
Materials Laboratory Gets Paying Results235
Regulatory Stability for Air Transport Industry H L Federman239
Fire Protection on Board the Clippers241
Slotted Hinge Speeds Removal of Cargo Doors242
Maintenance
Wheel Maintenance at American AirlinesRay Miller245
Correct Repair of Transparent SectionsPvt Bruce MacIntosh248
Aviation's Maintenance Notebook251
Military
Improved Aircraft Life Rafts261
Civil Operation and Training
Improved Ground Instruction Through Use of Mock-UpsWarren C Youngclaus267
On Patrol270
Along the Apron270
Side Slips229
The Aviation News
…National Aviation277
…Washington Windsock281
…Calling Names283
…Aviation Manufacturing285
…Assembly Lines287
…Transport Aviation291
…Aviation Abroad295
…Aviation Finance299
…Aviation People303
…Book Reviews305

April

In This Issue5
Editorial: New Appointment Will Strengthen WPB Set-Up105
Aviation’s War Communique No 16106
Flight Testing Is a Sound BusinessEdmund T Allen108
Aviation's Place in the Controlled Materials PlanJohn Foster, Jr114
Absenteeism — What's the Problem?116
Aviation Manufacturing
Production - Design - Research - EngineeringComplete Index121
Consolidated Celebrates its 20th Anniversary122
Single Assembly Line Produces
Both Bombers and Transports
R C Sebold and
S J Powell
126
Modification Centers — An American Military InnovationGlenn Hotchkiss131
Points On Plastics in Aircraft Engineering, IJohn Sasso141
Aircraft Tool Planning, IRichard H Luders144
Airflow Visualization Opens New Avenues of Research Erwin J Saxl148
Photoprint Process of Loft Layout ReproductionFrank B Marshall154
Design Considerations for Plywood Structures, IVL J Marhoefer164
Theory and Technique of Perspective Projection, IIIGeorge F Bush171
Report of 38th SAE Meeting177
Aviation’s Sketch Book of Design Detail183
Aviation’s Engineering Data Book189
Review of PatentsA Harry Crowell192
Factory Maintenance Section:
Proper Care of Compressed Air PlantsEd C Powers179
Subcontractor’s Section:
Consolidated Subcontract System
Coordinates Schedules
Howard G Golem195
Air Transport
Postwar Preview of European AirwaysMaurice A Garbell202
Shifting Prospects for Airline Revenue and ProfitsRaymond L Hoadley205
Complete Mobile Fire Protection Units209
Maintenance
Aircraft Service Organization — The Gateway
to Sound Operation
Arthur L Farnoff211
Dynamic Balancing in Propeller MaintenanceB J Cummock214
Britain's Ground Crews Hit Germany's Factories217
Aviation’s Maintenance Notebook219
Military
Designing Gun Turrets as Integral Part of Aircraft, IL G Frise227
Flying Equipment
Messerschmitt Me-210A-1235
Bird-Proof Windshield237
Sikorsky Helicopter Passes Army Tests237
Ryan to Build New Navy Combat Plane237
Civil Operation and Training
Cleveland Courier Service Gets Industry Backing239
Women Instructors Graduated239
On Patrol241
Along the Apron211
Side Slips201
New Products
Information Tips on Trade Literature243
Latest Machine Tools245
Shop Equipment and Accessories250
The Aviation News
…National Aviation295
…Washington Windsock299
…Calling Names300
…Aviation Manufacturing303
…Assembly Lines307
…Transport Aviation309
…Aviation Abroad311
…Financial Notes315
…Aviation People319
…Book Reviews321

May

In This Issue5
Editorial: A Sermon in a Swan Song109
Wanted: A National Aviation PolicyRalph S Damon112
Alcan Highway: Pioneered from the AirEsther H Forbes114
Flight Testing is a Sound Business, IIEdmund T Allen118
Aviation’s Postwar PortentsH L Federman120
Factors and Flaws of Contract RenegotiationRaymond Hoadley121
Aviation Manufacturing
Production - Design - Research - EngineeringComplete Index125
Design Analysis of the Bell AiracobraEugene Miller126
Opposite Propeller Rotation —
Shall it be Inboard or Outboard?
J H Hamelet156
Power Generation from Aircraft EnginesR L Findley162
Hydraulic Efficiency of Rubber PadsWarren Tucker167
Reduction of Man-Hours in Aircraft ProductionI M Laddon170
Why Not Forged Engine MountsC J Frey176
Aircraft Tool Planning, IIRichard H Luders179
New Curtiss-Wright Propeller Conveyor Assembly Line185
Points on Plastic in Aircraft Engineering, IIJohn Sasso187
Theory and Technique of Perspective Projection, IVGeorge F Bush194
Production Speeded on Welded Seam Inlet Elbows199
Aviation’s Sketch Book of Design Detail203
Aviation’s Engineering Data Book209
Review of Patents A Harry Crowell
Subcontractors Section221
New Products271
Air Transport
Instrument Approach by Radio Direction FinderC H McIntosh224
Feeder Airlines Pose ProblemsJohn H Frederick227
Maintenance
Setting Up the Engine Overhaul StationJoseph R Horton231
How Heaters are Made for American Flagships236
Aviation’s Maintenance Notebook239
Military
Designing Gun Turrets as Integral Part of Aircraft, IIL G Frise247
Yank Modification Center Rises in EnglandMyles V Cave255
Flying Equipment
Mosquito Design Facilitates ProductionJames Montagnes259
Civil Operation and Training
WPB Order Puts Private Planes in War Service265
On Patrol268
Along the Apron268
Side Slips217
The Aviation News
…National Aviation321
…Washington Windsock325
…Calling Names327
…Aviation Manufacturing331
…Assembly Lines333
…Transport Aviation335
…Aviation Abroad338
…Financial Notes341
…Aviation People345
…Book Reviews347

June

In This Issue5
Editorial: Let’s Be Realists About the Future111
Aviation’s War Communique No 18113
Air Freight, UnlimitedDavid Baker114
And Just Where Are Those Profits?H L Federman118
Fighters and Bombers Fly Home For RepairJohn Foster, Jr120
Aviation Manufacturing
Production - Design - Research - EngineeringComplete Index127
How Lockheed Builds Steel Drop TanksR A Von Hake128
Ford’s Centrifugal Cast CylindersChester S Ricker134
Conservation Starves the Scrap BarrelC C Shafer138
Flight Testing is a Sound Business, IIIEdmund T Allen147
Duramold Speeds Stabilizer ProductionHerbert Chase150
Effect of Scratches on
Fatigue Strength of Alclad Sheet
H J Andrews
& G W Stickley
154
Quality Control Keeps Production Standards HighBert Holland160
Engineering By SubtractionNorman V Davidson165
High Output Generating SystemsF Fell167
Adjustable Orifices for Aircraft Engine TestingJ P Green175
Points on Plastics in Aircraft Engineering IIIJohn Sasso178
Aviation’s Sketch Book of Design Detail187
Aviation’s Engineering Data Book195
Review of PatentsA Harry Crowell198
Subcontractor’s Section
Subcontracting by a Tube MillD E Lukens201
New Products and Practices251
Air Transport
Instrument Approach by Radio Direction Finder, IIC H McIntosh206
Airline Gains Impressive Despite 50% Equipment Cut211
Maintenance
Mass Production OverhaulJohn H Connelly213
Controlled Maintenance216
Aviation’s Maintenance Notebook219
Military
Designing Gun Turrets as Integral Part of Aircraft, III227
Time Flow of a Steel Order233
Flying Equipment
North American P-51 Has Novel Design Features234
Cessna Develops New Cargo Plane239
Hawker Typhoon "Unwrapped"239
Noorduyn Norseman Serves American Air Forces241
Civil Operation and Training
Civil Air Patrol Transferred To War Department245
On Patrol247
Along the Apron247
Side Slips315
The Aviation News
…National Aviation291
…Washington Windsock295
…Calling Names297
…Aviation Manufacturing301
…Transport Aviation305
…Aviation Abroad308
…Financial Notes310
…Aviation People311
…Book Reviews313

July

Briefing for July5
Editorial: Parable of a Prosperous Plane Maker107
Aviation’s War Communique No 19108
Letter to BerlinLeslie E Neville110
Slump … Or Surge?H L Federman113
Mid-Year Checkup on Aviation FinanceR L Raymond Hoadley114
Those Claims are Right!Myles V Cave116
Split-Second Recognition, a New Allied Weapon119
Aviation Manufacturing
Production - Design - Research - EngineeringComplete Index123
Fortresses by Boeing124
Fortresses by DouglasGeorge Tulloch130
Fortresses by VegaH E Ryker136
Liberators by Consolidated VulteeGeorge S Newman146
Liberators by FordChester S Ricker152
Mustangs by North AmericanRalph H Ruud162
Avengers by EasternHerbert Chase168
Buick Practices in Machining P & W Cylinder Heads174
New Process Simplifies Template Reproduction179
Aviation’s Sketch Book of Design Detail183
Aviation’s Engineering Data Book 189
Review of PatentsA Harry Crowell184
Subcontractor’s Section197
New Products and Practices of the Aviation Industry243
Air Transport
Cruise Control for Flying EfficiencyDixon Speas, J T
Farah, Sanford Hinton
202
Maintenance
International Overhaul209
Aviation’s Maintenance Notebook215
Military
Northwest DeliveriesDavid Baker225
Soviet Air Forces Using Wide Range
of Airplane Types
229
Flying Equipment
Piper Enters Low-Wing Trainer Field233
Civil Operation and Training
"Junior CAP" Aids Young LeadersGene Slack237
Side Slips307
The Aviation News
National Aviation285
Spot Checking286
Washington Windsock287
Calling Names291
Aviation Manufacturing293
Transport Aviation297
Aviation Abroad300
Financial Notes302
Aviation People304
Book Reviews305

August

Briefing for August5
Down the Years in Aviation’s Log5
Editorial: Calling the Tally On the Truman Report111
Aviation’s War Communique No 20112
Bombing — The American Way, IE Eugene Miller114
Our Planes and Our PeaceHarry Woodhead122
Pre-Flight Toughens 'Em124
Are You Prepared for Contract Termination?Raymond L Hoadley126
Needed — A Plant Re-Conversion Cost PolicyH L Federman127
Aviation Manufacturing
Production - Design - Research - EngineeringComplete Index129
Design Analysis of the Curtiss CommandoJohn Foster, Jr130
Super-Aluminum Alloys for Aircraft Structures, IKenneth R Jackman154
Cutting Costs on Perforating DiesE H Rader165
Ring Design Makes or Breaks the EngineD M Smith and
Nelson Wainwright
171
A More Efficient Grinder for Carbide Tools178
Bell Machine Gun Adapter Raises the Score178
Fleetwings Wing Chord Divider Beam181
Aluminum Castings Saved from Scrap181
Sheet Spring Fasteners Speed Aircraft AssemblyHarm White183
Aviation’s Sketch Book of Design Detail187
Aviation’s Engineering Data Book193
Review of PatentsA Harry Crowell196
Subcontractor's Section203
New Products and Practices233
Air Transport
Cruise Control for Flying Efficiency, IIDixon Speas, Jere T Farah,
and Sanford Hinton
207
Maintenance
New Planes for Old215
Maintenance Shorts216
Aviation’s Maintenance Notebook219
Military
British Bomber Conversion227
Military Shorts229
Civil Operation and Training
When is a Pilot Legally Liable?Leo T Parker231
Side Slips201
The Aviation News
…National Aviation271
…Washington Windsock273
…Calling Names274
…Aviation Manufacturing277
…Transport Aviation281
…Aviation Abroad283
…Financial Notes285
…Aviation People286
…Book Reviews287

September

Briefing for September5
Down the Years in Aviation’s Log5
Editorial: Horsewhips, Inc, HAD Something111
Aviation’s War Communique No 21112
Banana RunJohn Foster, Jr114
What the Postwar Buyer WantsJ H Geisse116
Bombing — The American Way, IIE Eugene Miller118
Aviation Manufacturing
Lightning Line Brews Triple Trouble for AxisJ H Sreenan121
Design Approach for Long Range Aircraft, IRobert V Boname139
Curtiss Autosynchronizes Engines — Eases Pilot's JobGeorge W Grady,
and Marvin Meyer
144
The Case for the Integral Power Plant, ISanford A Moss150
New Guides to High Altitude RubbersStanley S Kogut and
Lt Comdr Harry J Marx
152
Effect of Spinner and Cowl Entrance
Combinations on Engine Cooling
Julius Jonas159
How Fewer Build More Bomber Nose Sections161
Super-Aluminum-Alloys for Aircraft Structures, IIKenneth R Jackman168
Reconversion Reserves — They’re Postwar Worry No 1Raymond L Headley179
Conservation in Canada’s Aircraft IndustryJames Montagnes181
Wanted: A Haven for Aviation SecuritiesH L Federman183
Aviation’s Sketch Book of Design Detail187
Review of PatentsA Harry Crowell192
Aviation’s Engineering Data Book197
New Products and Practices of the Aviation Industry235
Air Transport
Cruise Control for Flying Efficiency, IIIDixon Speas,
J T Farah,
Sanford Hinton
204
Maintenance
Continuous Overhaul on PAA ClippersDavid Baker211
Aviation’s Maintenance Notebook217
Military
ATs Key Them for Combat
(Building the AAF, II)
225
Civil Operation and Training
OWI Lists CAP Accomplishments229
Along the Apron229
On Patrol229
Side Slips201
Flying Equipment
Halifax II Features High Speed232
The Aviation News
…National Aviation267
…Washington Windsock269
…Calling Names270
…Aviation Manufacturing272
…Transport Aviation275
…Aviation Abroad276
…Financial Notes279
…Aviation People281
…Book Reviews282

October

Briefing for October.5
Down the Years in Aviation’s Log5
Editorial: Manpower for Makepower109
Which Will We Get  Men And/Or Planes?John Foster, Jr110
Lockheed Overseas Keeps 'Em FlyingReagan C Stunkle112
You Can’t Write Profits in Red InkR L Hoadley114
Aviation’s War Communique No 22117
Favoring Factors for Aircraft InvestmentsH L Federman173
Fighting Line-AbreastJ L Lowrey192
Aviation Manufacturing
Design Analysis of the Fleetwings BT-12David Baker119
Douglas Licks U-Boats Without BombsJock Simpson135
Refrigerators to Thunderbolt WingsGerald Eldredge Stedman142
The Case for the Integral Power Plant, IISanford A Moss148
Design Approach for Long Range Aircraft, IIRobert V Boname153
Super-Aluminum Alloys for Aircraft Structures, IIIKenneth R Jackman156
Fundamentals of Wind Tunnel ControlR R Longwell162
Manufacturing Shorts167
Aviation’s Sketch Book of Design Detail177
Aviation’s Engineering Data Book183
Review of PatentsA Harry Crowell188
New Products and Practices235
Air Transport
Air Transport Charts Routes to New HorizonsJ Parker Van Zandt198
Cruise Control for Flying Efficiency, IVR Dixon Speas,
Jere T Farah, and
Sanford Hinton
203
Maintenance
Holley Carburetor Operation and ServicingEdward E Thorp209
Engineering in Airline Maintenance213
Aviation’s Maintenance Notebook217
Flying Equipment
Grumman F6F Hellcat Scores in Combat223
Civil Operation and Training227
Military
Raid Training in the Mediums
(Building the AAF, III)
229
Side Slips195
The Aviation News
…National Aviation259
…Washington Windsock261
…Calling Names262
…Aviation Manufacturing264
…Transport Aviation267
…Aviation Abroad272
…Financial Notes273
…Aviation People274
…Book Reviews275

November

Briefing for November5
Down the Years in Aviation’s Log5
Editorial: Headlines — Or Education?111
Aviation's War Communique No 23112
Let’s Be Calm About the HelicopterLon Leavitt114
The Feeder Airlines' Place in Postwar America
Design for SurvivalJohn Foster, Jr118
Cancellation Demands Action — And Quick!Raymond L Hoadley119
Aviation Manufacturing
Associate Producers Plan Speeds CG-4A GlidersOtto W Timm121
Engine Control Achieves Simpler PilotingWilliam J Morrison
and A P Fraas
132
Prescriptions for Head Cracks in 24ST RivetsE C Hartmann,
C F Westcoat, and
M W Brennecke
139
Manifold Solenoid De-Icer Systems
with Electronic Control
M L Taylor
and W B Pond
144
Aircraft Production Analysis —
Key to Assembly Line Efficiency I
Loren F Dorman148
Analysis of Members With Variable Moments of InertiaYves Nubar153
Plant Power — Minus the BottlenecksW D Drummond157
This Plant-Within-Plant Assures Peak Production161
Engineers Made to OrderE V Gustavson167
Noorduyn Production Time-SaversJames Montagnes171
Where Are Those Dividends?H L Federman190
Aviation's Sketch Book of Design Detail177
Aviation's Engineering Data Book183
Review of PatentsA Harry Crowell189
New Products and Practices233
Air Transport
They Skyblazed Africa and the East "Way Back When"196
Make Your Reservations Early199
Maintenance
How AA’s Propeller Shop "Keeps ’Em Turning"Edward E Thorp205
Aviation's Maintenance Notebook211
Military
Canada Trains Them by Tens of ThousandsJanet R Keith219
Piloting Big Bombers is Big Business
(Building the AAF, IV)
223
Flying Equipment
"Old Lady in a New Dress"226
PV-2 Helicopter Makes First Public Flight229
Civil Operation and Training231
Side Slips193
The Aviation News
…National Aviation261
…Washington Windsock263
…Calling Names264
…Aviation Manufacturing266
…Transport Aviation270
…Aviation Abroad273
…Financial Notes275
…Aviation People276
…Book Reviews277

December

Briefing for December5
Down the Years in Aviation's Log5
Editorial: '44 "Musts" for '54 Markets111
Aviation's War Communique No 24112
Let’s Be Practical About Postwar Plane MarketsE E Lathrop and
J Foster, Jr
114
What is the Helicopter’s True Commercial Future?Agnew E Larsen and
Joseph S Pecker
116
Special Maintenance Section
Aviation's Maintenance Award for 1943118
Manufacturing & Maintenance Join HandsDonald S Sprague120
"Sighted Wreck, Repaired Same"Myles V Cave124
Maintaining Sub KillersLt Comdr Huse128
Engineering Aspects of Airline MaintenanceDavid North136
They’re Trained to Fix It Under Fire138
Navy Ingenuity In Propeller Maintenance142
They Never Say "It Can’t Be Done"144
Continental Improves Cowl Flaps147
Crew Competition Speeds MaintenanceJames Montagnes148
Ranger Service — From Policy to PerformancePaul Battilana151
Airline Maintenance "In the Bush"154
Watch Your Tires!156
Aviation's Maintenance Notebook163
Aviation Manufacturing
Flight Testing With a Thrust MeterGeorge W Brady179
Flexible Cable Control Eliminates Backlash189
Autopilot Gives Instant ControlEdward E Thorp192
Metal Show Forecasts New HorizonsHerbert Chase194
Conflicting Reports Confuse Aviation InvestorsH L Federman197
Aviation's Sketch Book of Design Detail199
Aviation's Engineering Data Book207
Review of PatentsA Harry Crowell212
New Products235
Air Transport
Cruise Control for Flying EfficiencyR Dixon Speas,
Jere T Farah and
Sanford Hinton
215
Military
How Gunners Learn to Wing 'Em
(Building the AAF, V)
221
Civil Operation & Training
Don’t Sell the Fixed Base Operator Short226
Civil Operation and Training Shorts229
Flying Equipment
Goodyear M-1 Blimp230
"Teepee" Airacobra230
Side Slips
The Aviation News
…National Aviation275
…Washington Windsock277
…Calling Names279
…Aviation Manufacturing281
…Transport Aviation289
…Aviation Abroad291
…Financial Notes293
…Aviation People295
…Book Reviews297