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42                       U. S. AIR SERVICES         August, 1931

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THE FIRST SIX AIRPLANES TO BE DELIVERED TO THE U. S. NAVY BY THE CHANCE VOUGHT CORPORATION UNDER CURRENT CONTRACTS

THESE SHIPS ARE VOUGHT MODEL O3U-1 Wasp Corsairs. THE PHOTOGRAPH WAS TAKEN AT RENTSCHLER FIELD, HARTFORD,CONN.

                      Did You Happen to Hear?

   AIRCRAFT, engines, and equipment valued at $61,211,197 were produced for both civil and military purposes during the calendar year 1930, according to a survey completed by the Aeronautics Branch of the Department of Commerce. 

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   ORGANIZATION of local subcomittees to study problems of handling air traffic at airports is being effected at 26 cities throughout the United States. These subcommittees will report their findings to the Committee on Airport Traffic Control, which was organized by the Aeronautics Branch under the chairmanship of Col. Harry H. Blee, director of aeronautic development of the Department of Commerce, and the results of their studies will be used, with other material, in the compilation of a comprehensive report. 

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   IN 1922 President Harding dedicated the Lincoln Memorial at which time some commercial plane flew so low the noise interfered with his speech. When President Hoover dedicated the Harding Memorial ditto happened. In the first case the pilot's reserve commission was canceled; in the second, the pilot's license was suspended. Certainly some Chicago gangster method of disposal will be evolved in time for the Hoover Memorial dedication whereby the pilot will be stopped before he gets into the air. 

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   GLENN L. MARTIN, president of the Glenn L. Martin Company, has been made a member of the Board of Awards of the Wright Brothers Medal presented yearly by the Society of Automotive Engineers. Mr. Martin will serve for a term of three years. Associated with him are Capt. E. S. Land, chairman, and R. H. Upson.

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   AIR  transport lines scheduled 3,651,-618 miles in April and flew 3,412,-594 miles, or an efficiency of 93.5%. This beats the previous month when the efficiency was 88.8%. More miles were scheduled and flown during April than any month last year, including the peak month of July. 227% more air express was carried during the first four months of 1931 than the corresponding months in 1930. Watch this infant industry. 

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NAVY PILOTS AND ENLISTED MEN AT RENTSCHLER FIELD, HARTFORD, CONN., TAKE DELIVERY OF THE SIX VOUGHT MODEL O3U-1 "WASP CORSAIRS," SHOWN ABOVE, ASSIGNED TO AIRCRAFT SQUADRONS, SCOUTING FLEET

THESE FLY-AWAY DELIVERIES WERE IN CHARGE OF LIEUT. COMDRS. HARRY BAUGH AND FELIX STUMP
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