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Approved For Release 2006/11/16: CIA-RDP84-0078OR000400350023-7 11 IV-- 63-64 AAA OFFICERS 1 Wtll[arn A Gng ... _ .. .... President Joseph tom=Adams ?_ Senior vice President Alene avrs . Secretary - and d Sweeney :.Treasurer' -W[ttiam,f ` t cQr ken, Jr , . Gen. Counsel I Ji 15 1; NATIONAL = VICE PRESIDENTS .alpltAle .Jacques Andre istel jVlrs 0v eiki f s Beech Orville E. Kuhlman ! '`fir Jr Emory Scott Land harle~ 4 M. NATIONAL AFRO NUFTICS FEATURES ... a Gook Cleland ESN Thomas G. Lanphier, Jr. National Aerospace Education Council den Ef[ing#an Jerome Lederer 1oger G~ fen ing-, Donald L. Piccard Federation Aeronautique Internationale Franc5' =l ost Mrs. Nona Quarles eotge E' Gardner Victory Dr. John-F. . J=psepl' T =Geuting,. r _ Edward W. Virgin- Tokyo Express PhiliftS opldns C. E. Woolman Compulsory Aircraft Insurance ECiONAL_ VICE PRESIDENTS e Tsl Harrrs Central Region M&flft- V Nolde Eastern Region Jac _Lew Mountain Region Alts Agri =Wood .Northeast Region George E = ffaddaway ,.Southwest Region Fr Rob rt Tt Dillav~ay Western Region L Wha _1 BarlIett, ....:.....Alaska Region 1 -No RX F_DIRECTORS BCA ICEMartirctvl Decker Chairman Joseph Atoms = James F. Nields 13e l Barnett William A. Ong i3aulA Bckle..Vice Adm. R B. Pirie,_ USN Ret. Mary $Y Yon, .. James T. Pyle Cdr l li -. A Bryan. , Bertrand Rhine ant IL Doolittle, . Vice Adm. John S. Thach lre B - e7 pesen ~. Col_ Roscoe Turner Wyanz_ oenuiq _ Loretta Slavick llJfat G it Wflltam.1K Martin, ..,Kenneth Smith w W l fltkan = ..Crocker Snow Michael C. Murphy;' . Brig. Gen. John J. Tolson Eft-OFFICIO MEMBERS OF BOARD Edward Cweeneyz Treasurer, NAA Wm. P MacCraciceg Jr. ..Gen. Counsel, NAA "Academy [f Model Aeronautics JohnWorth Ballloon-Federation of America Peter Pellegrino faraclttite Club of America Joseph Crane Baring=Society of America Wlllidrn S. Ivdna Na#[onaf Pilots Association A. Paul Vance ttAml _W-A' 4AE1 ONAI TICS lnlegazine is published goerf rfy_vby the National Aeronautic Association, 11X[225 Cganecticut Avenue, Nz W., Washington 6, Subacriptron-s by membership only) $10.00 r a duly-l after July I subscriptions ~nd_mer erships expire December 111. Second cfars piss a ~ paid=at Kansas City, Ma.,-and at cfdi ~aneI==mall no ffices. Copyright 1464 by the National eronautics- Association, U.S.A., Inc. Spotlight on Donald Douglas, Sr. Akron Chapter Honors Arlene Davis 1600 at Fourth Annual Los Angeles Wright Day Dinner 12 Kansas City Hears Admiral Pirie 14 The Soaring Society of America 15 Academy of Model Aeronautics 16 Keep the Antiques Flying SPECIALS ... Kitty Hawk-Mission Accomplished 8 Miami Progresses with the Greater Miami Aviation Association 11 Cessna's New 310 I Announced 22 MITCHELL E. GIBLO M. J. RANDLEMAN Executive Director Secy., Contest Board WILLIAM A. ONG Editor COVER . . . The General Dynamics B-58 Hustler and the SAC combat crew that set the Tokyo-London non-stop record of 8 hours 35 minutes. Approved For Release 2006/11/16: CIA-RDP84-0078OR000400350023-7 Approved For Release 2006/11/16: CIA-RDP84-0078OR000400350023-7 `Iot 7e4 lddue Our country owes much to the splendid work of the Na- tional Aerospace Education Council. NAEC's Executive Di- rector, EVAN EVANS, together with JANE MARSIIALL, tells the NAEC story. Mr. Evans, an educator of long ex- perience, became the Executive Director of NAEC in 1955. Before assuming his Washington headquarters, he had been superintendent of an elementary school district in a suburban area near Kansas City, Missouri. In 1958 Mr. Evans was awarded the Frank G. Brewer trophy, presented annually to the "individual or organization which contributes most to the development of air youth in the field of education and training." In 1959 he spent three weeks in the USSR at the Moscow meeting of FAT, and toured a number of Soviet cities following the meeting. He is NAA and NAEC's representative on the International Aviation Ed- ucation Committee of FAT and meets each year in Paris with that group. It is the quaint custom of the NAA official fancily to refer to certain individuals anatomically. Thus, Vice President RALPH ALEX, of helicopter fame, is known as ROTOR HEAD; Director CLYDE BARNETT answers to BALD HEAD; the President is referred to as BIG HEAD and NAA's Western Vice President and technical expert, DR. ROBERT DILLAWAY, naturally is EGG HEAD. The fascinating story of FAI and the behind the scenes operation of the work of NAA's Contest Board is told by Dr. Dillaway in his usual thorough and authoritative fashion. Dr. Dillaway is Deputy to the Manager, Nuclionics Opera- tion, Rocketdyne, Division of North American Aviation, Inc., which is responsible for company activities concerned with nuclear rocket engines and specialized power systems involv- ing nuclear reactor energy sources. He has been active in the aerospace business, particularly in the propulsion area for over 20 years, and has been associated with the record work of the National Aeronautics Association, the American Repre- sentative to the FAI, for over 5 years. He is currently the American Delegate to the Astronautics Technical Subcom- mittee, and is Chairman of the Technical Committee of the Contest Board of the National Aeronautics Association. This Board is responsible for the stewarding and submission of all record claims for world achievements in aviation and astro- nautics from the United States. CLYDE BARNETT, California's energetic and knowledge- able Director of Aeronautics, discusses a subject we'd rather not think about but which nevertheless must one day be dealt with. While State Aviation Directors seldom win popularity contests, few men in that office have as many warm friends and loyal adherents as Clyde Barnett. We are indebted to CRAIG LEWIS, Vice President-Public Relations of ATA, for reporting the Wright Dinner of the Aero Club of Washington. We expect to hear from Mr. Lewis again, and hope that more photographs will accompany his fine stories. KENNETH BENSON, who tells the GMAA story, is a man among men. Astonishingly, he is serving his 10th term as President of the Greater Miami Aviation Association, and now is Vice President of NAA's Southern Region. In Decem- ber, 1961, he was cited by the City of Miami for his con- tributions to aviation progress. JOAN WORTH is the Executive Director of the Academy of Model Aeronautics. At this time AMA numbers approxi- mately 20,000 members and still is growing at a tremendous rate. NAA will take a more active part in the Academy's work in 1964. We believe it to be a most important part of our aviation education program. BILL IVANS, President of the Soaring Society of Amer- ica, writes most interestingly of the doings of SSA. Bill is a tall, slender Californian whose reaction time to any given proposition is about as sluggish as an IBM computer. Whereas his colleague, John Worth, is of relatively calm demeanor, Bill Ivans has a low boiling point. He manages SSA with a firm hand, and at a nice even gait-full throttle! Good news is the acceptance of the post of NAA Execu- tive Director by Lt. Col. MITCHELL GIBLO, who retired from the USAF in June, 1963, weighted down with medals and honors won in 26 years of service. Among them were the Legion of Merit, the Air Medal and the Korean "Ulchi" with Gold Star. Col. Giblo is a graduate of Georgetown University Law School, a member of the District of Columbia Bar Associa- tion, and has been admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. He assumes his new post with considerable NAA and FAI background. For years, Col. Giblo has been on the NAA Board. He has represented us both in the Pentagon and at FAT meetings abroad, where his ability to speak in seven languages, including Russian, has been of great assistance. Approved For Release 2006/11/16: CIA-RDP84-0078OR000400350023-7 Approved For Release 2006/11/16: CIA-RDP84-0078OR000400350023-7 Class Room in Space NATIONAL AEROSPACE EDUCATION COUNCIL The National Aerospace Educa- tion Council was first organized in 1950 by representatives of indus- try, education and government - specifically, the Civil Aeronautics Administration, the American As- sociation of Colleges for Teacher Education, the American Associa- tion of School Administrators, the U. S. Air Force, the Aircraft In- dustries Association, the Air Trans- port Association and others. Shortly after it was organized, the Aero- space Industries Association (the then Aircraft Industries Associa- tion) offered financial support to the organization for printing, pub- lication and distribution of educa- tional materials. To administer these funds, NAEC organized a Materials of Instruction Committee which de- termines publication policy, em- ploys an editorial staff and approves NAEC educational publications. Present members of this committee are for the most part professional educators, but a few industry rep- resentatives complete the commit- tee's membership. In 1955, Miss Jacqueline Cochran, then Executive Vice President of the National Aeronautic Associa- tion, and Mr. Thomas G. Lanphier, Jr., then President of the National Aeronautic Association, led the Na- tional Association into vital and bas- ic support of the National Aerospace Education Council. Without NAA, NAEC would probably not have set up an office and be engaged in its present extensive and effective program. Today, NAEC is an independ- ent, nonprofit organization directed by professional educators who are convinced that the use of aero- space materials in the regular sci- ence, arithmetic, social studies, or reading classroom enriches instruc- tion and relates it to life. NAEC Programs The Council has several major Note: Mrs. Jane Marshall is Editor, Materials of Instruction Commit- tee, of the National Aerospace Edu- cation Council. By Evan Evans and Jane N. Marshall programs. First, it publishes inex- pensive students' books on such subjects as jet aircraft, air cargo, helicopters, aircraft manufacturing, aviation as it relates to agriculture and space exploration. NAEC books range through all grade levels, from a reading readiness book for first grade to a report on the frontiers of space for senior high school students. Teaching aids are avail- able, too-aviation units for pri- mary and intermediate grades, and aids for science, English, or social studies teachers in the secondary schools, to mention a few. Almost all of these books have been de- veloped by classroom teachers or curriculum committees. They are tested in the classrooms for months before they are published by NAEC. These books are for sale, at little more than cost, to indi- viduals or to school districts and libraries. One of the best breaks NAEC has had recently was when the Aerospace Industries Association discontinued the AIA Yearbook after 1962. This Yearbook had been a cloth covered book and sold for six, eight and ten dollars, and from it NAEC had been permitted to pull pertinent sheets and print what is called U. S. Aircraft, Missiles and Spacecraft. This had been a publi- cation of NAEC annually since 1957. In 1963 when AIA discontin- ued the Yearbook, 1963 U. S. Air- craft, Missiles and Spacecraft of NAEC became immensely more valuable and, subsequently, it be- came a better selling book for NAEC. There will be no AIA Year- book in 1964 so we may hope the 1964 U. S. Aircraft, Missiles and Spacecraft will be an item that will be very popular. Another major program of the Council provides service to its members who may be individuals, schools, or libraries. For a modest membership fee of $5.00 a year, members are assured of a contin- uous supply of up-to-date material consisting of one copy of each book published by NAEC during EVAN EVANS the in, mbership year, a selection of pr ;viously published books, three a nation periodicals, large col- ored charts and pictures of air- craft ai d missiles, plus eight month- ly pact ets of suitable and attractive govern vent and industry-produced instruc Tonal materials. The items in thes -, packets-pamphlets, book- lets, c1 arts, small pictures, etc., are screenc d and evaluated by NAEC and ma de available to NAEC mem- bers. The quantity and quality- of ma- terials received through NAEC membership has prompted many enthusiastic responses. "I get more benefit and pleasure from this ma- terial than any other publications I never gets into the scrap basket' writes a teacher from La- Porte, Indiana. An assistant profes- sor of education at Stanford Uni- versity agrees that ". . . the pro- curemc nt of up-to-date authentic inform ttion in specialized areas has always been a problem, and the service of this organization (NAEI ) in providing this kind of materim I for teacher and pupil use is invaluable." The Dean of the College of Education, University of Nor th Dakota writes, "The total service of NAEC are practically indispe zsable for an adequate and compic to enrichment of a teacher education program." A teacher in Approved For Release 2006/11/16: CIA-RDP84-0078OR000400350023-7 Approved For Release 2006/11/16: CIA-RDP84-0078OR000400350023-7 Watsonville, California states ".. . valuable use of our program for the `Gifted Child'. Terrific! - Keeps me up to date! Improved the vo- cabulary of my students . . ." And a former U. S. Commissioner of Education writes, ". . . let me offer a word of commendation to the work of the National Aviation Education Council. Anyone who has read, or even thumbed through, the publications of that organi- zation, or of the publications dis- tributed under its auspices, knows what I mean. The work of the council is commendable for the quality of its material and perhaps even more important, because it was among the first to appreciate the need for aviation education in our schools. In the true sense of the word, the National Aviation Edu- cation Council is a pioneer - point- ing the way to filling a gap within the American Educational system. Without its efforts, many of our ed- ucators, burdened with heavy work loads, would be unable to cope with the impact of the air age on their school systems." A third type of NAEC service called "The Institutional Service of NAEC" has been added. This serv- ice is designed for institutions or for individuals who are in a posi- tion to distribute quantities of ma- terials within their own organiza- tions, such as state aeronautics di- rectors, school superintendents, cur- riculurn directors, librarians, and laboratory school directors. This service costs $100 a year. A fourth and important program of NAEC is that of furnishing free teaching aids - bibliographies, lists of sources of free and inexpensive aerospace education materials, SKYLIGHTS, suggestions for de- veloping units and teachers' kits. Requests for these free materials have grown so numerous that it has become necessary to curtail quan- tity mailings. In encouraging aerospace educa- tion, NAEC works directly with teachers, colleges, teacher in-serv- ice institutes, aerospace education workshops and local school districts. The Council's materials, advice and inspiration are made available to these groups. NAEC cooperates with the Civil Air Patrol and with State Directors of Aeronautics-in fact, with any group having an in- terest in aerospace education. All of these NAEC activities and programs service the organizations objectives which are listed in the box at the end of this article. The Council has been fortunate in that its Presidents and other offi- cers have been leaders in education, in industry and in the government. Superintendents of schools, col- lege presidents, directors of divi- sions of universities, the principal of the largest aviation high school in the world, and others, have served as President of the Council. Flying President The current President is Wil- liam C. Hinkley, Superintendent of Schools, Aurora, Colorado. Mr. Hinkley is an ideal type for presi- dency of an aerospace education group. He was a pilot with Eastern Airlines, has been a coach, taught school, member of the Colorado Legislature, principal, and now, for several years, has been Superin- tendent of the Adams-Arapahoc School District 28J, Aurora, Colo- rado. This school district has been growing at a fantastic pace. Since Mr. Hinkley has become Superin- tendent there has never been a time that from one to a half dozen build- ings have not been under construc- tion or expanding. Stapleton Field in Denver is adjacent to his school district and the school population is very heavy. Mr. Hinkley enjoys that very rare distinction of building a high school and having it named For him while he is still serving the Dis- trict as Superintendent. Rare, in- deed, when this happens. Being a long-time pilot, he has a great love for flying. He owns his own Cessna and almost every clear day he tries to think of some reason to take somebody somewhere or go somewhere to sec someone. He knows every airport, every air- port operator, every airplane sales- man, every utility aircraft distribu- tor or representative in a large area with Aurora as the center. The Aurora Public Schools have for years offered institutes in aero- space education that have been a model for many institutes through- out the country. Mr. Hinkley, being a pilot and an airplane owner, holds to the theory that teachers would be better teachers and more happy if they have been up in airplanes. And he believes the full experience of flying has not been realized until the teacher has been up in the small utility type airplane. In fact, all of the teachers who have taken the aerospace institute programs in the Aurora schools have had orienta- tion flights in small airplanes, and a very great percentage of them have been taken up by Mr. Hinkley in his own airplane. It is no wonder that the members of NAEC, searching for adminis- trative leadership, have turned to this man who has wide experience in aviation and who has been an administrator constantly confront- ed with problems of financing, ad- ministering, staffing, and directing Continued on page 7 NAEC President William C. Hinkley (right) greets National Airlines President Lewis B. Maytag, Jr. at the Seventh National Conference on Aerospace Education, when Mr. Maytag addressed the banquet session. Approved For Release 2006/11/16: CIA-RDP84-0078OR000400350023-7 The High Tribunal of FEDERATION AERONAUTIQUE INTERNATIONALE Archives for World Aerospace Records By Dr. R. B. Dillaway The Federation Aeronautic In- ternationale, better known as the FAI, was created some 55 years ;rgo about the time of the first air- craft competitions held at Rheims, I'racce. The Aero club of France was instrumental in forming this organization. It has parallels in the International Automobile Associ- ,.tion and other international bodies concerned with maintaining stand- ards of stewardship for competi- tive world records. The FAI is specifically the archives and author- ity on world records with manned aircraft and also today with manned space vehicles. Today, over 50 na- tions of the world belong to the V AL This is a Federation in which one aero club in each member na- tion is designated or franchised to be the operating agent for the FAT in stewarding attempts at world records. These clubs also have re- sponsibility for maintaining stand- ards in stewarding world competi- tion in such things as parachuting, flight acrobatics, speed races, glider championships, etc. The FAI has maintained a Secre- tariat at 6 Rue Galilee, in Paris, for the entire period since its creation. This office has been staffed by a Secretary General and minimum secretarial help. It has, by maintain- ing high standards for integrity and care in accepting and accredit- ing or homologating world record attempts submitted by the various National Aero Clubs over the past years, maintained a very high de- gree of authority and responsibility throughout the world. Record Integrity One of the reasons for this high degree of respect for the organiza- tion has probably been the long tenure of the few Secretary Gen- erals which the Federation has had in recent years. Mr. Harold Gill- man, who recently retired during the past year, held this position for over 15 years. He has been succeed- ed by Mr. Charles Hennecourt, and we look forward to a long associa- tion with this gentleman. A second and equally important reason for the maintenance of the high degree of integrity of the FAT record work has been due to the method of maintenance and updating of the rules and regula- tions and classifications by which the records are recognized. This includes specific regulations govern- ing how the record must be at- tempted. The FAI meets in Gen- eral Assembly once a year, at which time delegates of all aero clubs meet and ratify the actions taken by the working executive body (the Bu- reau) and subcommittees through- out the year. The pressing business activities during the year are carried out by a Bureau which is made up of 12 Vice Presidents, elected from the 55 member nations. This Bureau is elected each year at the annual meeting of the FAI in open session. Nominations for the posts are made by each National Aero Club. Sitting as technical specialist and making recommendations to the Bureau, and finally to the Gen- eral Assembly are specific technical subcommittees, the most important of which is the Sporting Commis- sion. This commission is made up of delegates from 25 member nations which meet at least once a year, and over the past years has been meeting as often as two or three times a. year in order to take care of technical advice to the Secretary General as far as authentication or homologation of record claims submitted, and for the purpose of modifying the Sporting Code which is the body of published rules and regulations under which the record attempts must be made. As in any activity associated with a rapidly advancing technology the Contest Board of the National Aero Clubs, the U. S. National Aeronautics Association and the DR. ROBERT B. DILLAWAY of Los Angeles, California Sportit g Commission of the Cen- tral Afro Club of Russia (the two countr es which are doing most of the re--ord work at the present time) continually find that details in the Sporting Code need to be modifi, .d or corrected in order to make record attempts realistic or in order :o be able to clearly estab- lish th;.t the record was made. For instance, over the past couple of years, :he distances flown on dura- tion and closed-course records have been s ) great that it has been im- practical to use ground station ob- servers in order to authenticate the flight course flown by the pilot. There] ore, we have suggested in these committees that this rule be modifi ;d so that a steward can be carriec on board the contest: aircraft and th at electronic gear in the air- plane -. nd on the ground, which has been c necked and approved by the technical committee of the Sporting Commission, be used in order to establi: h the true course followed by the airplane in such records. We have 'ecently suggested and had Approved For Release 2006/11/16: CIA-RDP84-0078OR000400350023-7 Approved For Release 2006/11/16: CIA-RDP84-0078OR000400350023-7 accepted a new class record for al- titude in sustained flight. The crea- tion of planes such as the famous U2 make such a class record feasi- ble and of international interest. The rules regarding helicopter flight have had to be continually modified as more experience is gained in the operating characteris- tic and capabilities of helicopters. Committee Conferences One might expect that all of this could perhaps be done by mail, and perhaps could be done on a sort of bi-annual basis. However, in any loose federation such as the FAI where there are many different cul- tural backgrounds and many lan- guage barriers (French and English are the two official languages of the Federation) it is a very tedious and slow process, taxing the patience of many individuals in getting points across and getting general accept- ance by the committee of changes in the rules. Even though translators are present, the meaning of words between languages or the under- standing of a word in one lan- guage certainly is different in dif- ferent cultural backgrounds, whether it be Japanese, Russian, American or South African, etc. Therefore, even though the com- mittees meet for several days and work very hard, every time they meet the rate of progress is very slow. In a loose federation like this there is no possibility of rapidly ramming through changes. This would do nothing but degenerate the organization and defeat the pur- pose of the committee activities. Slow, painstaking discussion is re- quired so that there is general unan- imity of action by the committee in recommending actions to the Bureau and FAI General Conven- tion. Results of this slow painstak- ing operation has been the accumu- lation or the establishment of a set of Sporting Codes in two volumes, which is the bible by which all world competitions must be oper- ated which are to be recognized by the International Federation of Aeronautics. As in all organizations, when in- terest increases, and size of oper- ation grows, new committees are formed and smaller working bodies instituted. While the Sport- ing Commission has overall author- ity and the last word on recom- mendation for approval of Sporting Rules and classification changes, several other committees have grown up which are formed by representatives from other sporting specialties, such as acrobatics, glid- ing, parachuting, and aeromodel- ing. These committees operate un- der the approval authority of the Sporting Commission. Their main functions are to plan and carry out world competitions in the various specialized sporting activities. They also train and select judges for this world competition and set down the rules and details by which the competition is carried out in any country. At all times, however, these are carried on within the framework and under the rules as laid down by the Sporting Commis- sion. Special committees are estab- lished for gliding, parachuting, model flying, aerobatics, education, and general aviation. Russia on Committees Four years ago, the American delegation to the Sporting Commis- sion for the National Aeronautics Association proposed that the Sporting Code be extended and rules and world record classifica- tions be established for world space flight. This was agreed to by the Sporting Commission members, in- cluding the Russians. A draft set of record classifications and rule re- quirements were presented to the Commission by the American dele- gation at the meeting in Barcelona in 1960. These were accepted as initial draft documents with some modification after a discussion was held on them between the Ameri- can and Russian delegations. This discussion was slow and painstaking, and was necessary in order to clari- fy the interpretation of the word- ing in order that it would be clearly understood without confusion by all members of the commission. Over the past three years these rec- ord classifipcations have been extend- ed to include such items as altitude, duration, speed, distance traveled by a man in a space vehicle. Absolute world records as well as class rec- ords for orbital as well as non-or- bital space flight have been laid down. Over the last three years, modifications have been suggested by various committee members as to the requirements for the record dossier in this area which is sub- mitted by the National Aero Club to substantiate the claim for a world record. In 1962, the Sporting Com- mission finally decided that a spe- cial sub-committee or separate com-. mittee under the CASI, should be formed of experts in space flight from the various countries, in order that the proper authority and judg- ment might be available in working out continuing details for the rules and record classifications, and for aiding the Secretary General in homologating or accepting record claims for the various National Aero Clubs. A separate Astronautics Committee was established for deal- ing with this particular segment of record sporting activity, again under the auspices or the authority of the Sporting Commission. This com- mittee has continued to meet one to four times a year to pass on rec- ord claims submitted by Russia and the United States, and to continue to work on further record classifica- tions and rules for carrying out the flight and for documenting claims. Finally, a first draft document of the classifications and regulations was agreed to in 1962, and became a section of Volume 2 of the Sport- ing Code. Thus, three years after starting to frame Astronautics World Records, a first acceptable draft of rules, regulations and clas- sifications was accepted by the As- tronautics Committee and approved by the Sporting Commission and General Conference of the Feder- ation. The Committee continues to work and will probably meet at least once a year to consider nec- essary modifications to the record classifications and rules for making the records and to help the Secre- tary General in passing on record claims. Already in the last year, two or three class records have been suggested by various countries. These include records for group flights, records for flights with rendezvous, records based on de- gree of eccentricity of orbits in flight, etc. Aside from the interest that this sort of activity generates world- wide in aviation and aircraft, it is a very stimulating and interesting Continued on page 24 Approved For Release 2006/11/16: CIA-RDP84-0078OR000400350023-7 Approved For Release 2006/11/16: CIA-RDP84-0078OR000400350023-7 SAC Launches the T OX Yo -Z-XP_ - WZ -7 Mq F~ E A recent visit to the huge Gen- eral Dynamics plant in Fort Worth was a depressing experience. Vacant were the long lines where once the B-58's were assembled. A small crew of mechanics was dis- mantling the production jigs. The tiny electric cars that once hur- ried personnel over the wide areas of the plant were still-parked in a long yellow line. The atmos- phere resembled a ghost town more than the plant of one of America's largest builders of military aircraft. The inactivity at GD's Fort Worth Division is a result of the abandonment of the 8-58 program, as other bomber programs have been discarded. General Curtis Le- May has strong support in his con- tention that we have erred in for- saking manned military aircraft for a missile system. General LeMay's faith is substantiated by two im- pressive demonstrations of the ca- pabilities of the manned weapon systems; the 1962` record non-stop flight of more than 12,000 miles by a B-52H and the non-stop Tokyo- London record run in October, 1963 by the General Dynamics B-58 Hustler. The USAF conducted the B-58's record flight, which SAC designat- ed Operation Greased Lightning, as a routine training exercise. The record setting airplane took off from Okinawa and passed through the official starting gate at Tokyo at 5:59 A. Ail. London time. Eight hours and thirty-five minutes later, the ship crossed the finish line at London, after traveling non-stop 8,028 statute miles at an average speed of 938 miles per hour. The aircraft commander was Major Sid- ney Kubesch, 33, of El Campo, Texas. His navigator tivas Major John O. Barrett, 32, of San Antonio, and the defense system operator was Captain Gerard R. Williamson, 26, of New Orleans. Five aerial refuelings were ac- complished during the flight. On each occasion it was necessary for the B-58 to descend to 25,000 feet, rendezvous with the tanker, refuel and climb again to cruising altitude above 50,000 feet. Almost two hours of the total flight time was spent in refueling operations. To average 938 miles per hour, the B-58 cruised at speeds above 1200 mph. To maneuver the tanker and its B-58 receiver completed what is called a high-speed rendezvous. Es- sentially, this is what happens. The tanker flies at around 500 mph at about 26,000 feet, flying a 24 nautical mile holding pattern. Meanwhile, the bomber is flying toward him above 50,000 feet at almost three times the speed of the tanker. On the side of the holding pattern when the two aircraft are heading in opposite directions, they approach each other at about 2,000 mph. When the two aircraft are about 70 miles apart, the tanker makes a 180 degree turn timed to put him on the same course as the oncoming bomber but below him. At this same time, the 8-58 pilot-flying at Mach 2 at 50,000 feet-pulls his bank of throttles back to idle, and begins a supersonic penetration. He lets down about 30,000 feet to an altitude about 1,000 feet below the tanker and, with engines still on idle, begins to bleed off speed. At the same time the bomber is making his penetration, the tanker com- pletes his turn back to the bomber's course. The bomber is now climb- ing slowly from below about four miles to the rear of the tanker. When the bomber puts his nose just 30 feet from the tanker's tail, he is flying at the exact same course and airspeed as his tanker. The tanker boom operator, lying on his stomach in the tanker's tail, controls the long refueling boom until it locks into the bomber's nose. While the two aircraft are hooked to- gether, the fuel is transferred. Such aerial refueling is a routine, con- stantly practiced operation within the Strategic Air Command. At Strategic Command Head- quarti:rs some questions have been answ(red. At first something of an opera ional headache, the B-58 su- personic bomber has been develop- ed to acceptable dependability. The aircra t can be diverted in flight to an` spot on the globe if need be, and flown there supersonically. Bases in the Far East are now well able ? o handle the esoteric prob- lems :associated with B-58 support. Come at crews of the bomber, tank- ers ; nd support aircraft have reach(+d a peak of maximum effi- cienc: Finally, the B-58 has proved itself the world's most formidable supen onic bomber and a major de- terrer t to possible foreign aggres- sion. To the crew of the record setting B-58 )omber, the flight was just a short day's work. In fact, Major Kube! ch commented, "The whole trip s erred like one big refueling exerci;e!" SAC Commander-in-chief Gen- eral "homas S. Power's comment was -ersely explicit: "The B-58 record, run from Tokyo-to-London again demonstrates the capability of Air force manned weapon sys- tems i o reach strategic targets half- way o cross the globe in a minimum amour it of time. "TI e longest supersonic flight in histor 7 further emphasizes that Unite I States advanced manned weap( n systems contain the inher- ent capability to respond rapidly to any L vel of aggression anywhere. "T] is flight also demonstrates the outsta ding professional capabilities of co nbat crews of the Strategic Air C :)mmand." NA A's Contest Board personnel handld d the certification of the Flight, The previous Tokyo-to-London recor( was held by an English Can- berra crew who completed the flight n 17 hours, 42 minutes on 25 May 957. The Canberra averaged 335.721 mph. Approved For Release 2006/11/16: CIA-RDP84-0078OR000400350023-7 Approved For Relea National Aerospace Education Council Continued from page 3 one of the large and highly regarded public schools in the State of Colo- rado. So long as NAEC can attract men and women of the type of Bill Hinkley and the caliber of others on the Officer and Board staff as leaders in their programs, the future is assured. NAEC Leadership Some of the other leaders arc Mrs. Juanita Winn, Secretary of the Council, who is an Elementary School Supervisor in the District of Columbia; Mrs. Shirley Marshall, Chairman of the International Committee on Aerospace Education for the Ninety-Nines, who has led Tucson, Arizona to make a great impact on air age education. Under her leadership, the Tucson Ninety- Nines group sponsors a Penny-a- Pound Day every year. The entire proceeds are used to buy member- ships in NAEC or Institutional Services in NAEC or books and materials of NAEC, for use by the teachers, boys and girls in Tuc- son or in the flying vicinity of Tuc- son. It's a dangerous technique to se- lect leaders in aerospace education and in the active program of NAEC, but we think it's safe to mention Wes Sharp of the State Aeronautics Department in Iowa; Mary Jo Jancy, State Department of Education in Montana; Mr. James Sandilos, Superintendent of Schools, Pennington, New Jersey; Ray Johnson, Illinois Civil Air Pa- trol; Dr. K. Richard Johnson, Presi- dent of the National College of Education in Evanston; Dr. J. Wes- ley Crum, Dean of the Department of Instruction at Central Washing- ton State College, Ellensburg, Washington, etc., who are truly professionals in their own fields and who, in addition to that, give con- stant and continuous support to the program of aerospace education as it is made available by and promoted by the National Aerospace Educa- tional Council. NAA members and adults in- terested in the future of aviation are, no doubt, well aware that the boys and girls who are in school Aurora, Colorado teachers are introduced to general aviation aircraft as part of in aerospace education. Clinton Aviation, a Cessna distributor, contributes to tion experience by furnishing brief orientation flights. in America today will be the cus- tomers, the pilots, the passengers, the technicians, etc., the day after tomorrow. It is to that end that NAEC attempts to provide ma- terials for teachers and stimulation to teachers so they will take avia- tion right into the classroom along with arithmetic, English, science, etc. Readers of National Aeronautics an in-service course the teachers' avia- are urged to write to National Aerospace Education Council, 1025 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washing- ton, D. C. 20036, asking for infor- mation about these services, for cat- alogs and books, etc., and it is hoped that NAA members will be getting the materials and directing the at- tention of public and private school people in their areas to the services of NAEC. The Aims and Objectives of the National Aerospace Education Council a. The primary purpose of the Council is to aid schools, both public and private, teachers and school administrators, at all levels of education, in curriculum development and improvement. b. To encourage, aid and sponsor the study of man-made flight, in air and space, and the influences thereof upon curricula and teaching methods. c. To encourage and aid in the development of courses for teachers and school administrators, in Colleges for Teacher Education and in Work- shops, for the study of air and space flight and the useful application of appropriate elements thereof to curricula and classroom teaching. d. To aid State Departments of Education and Teacher Associations, by means approved by them, in utilizing the educational values of air and space flight in curriculum development and improvement. c. To aid school libraries and librarians by making available a reference material service of information relating to air and space flight. f. To aid school vocational guidance counsel counsellors by making avail- able current information on job opportunities in the field of aviation. g. To encourage and aid research programs in air and space education. h. To evaluate, recommend, publish and distribute educationally suitable materials pertaining to air and space flight. i. To encourage and aid through education, an understanding of air power and space exploration in relation to national defense and training. j. To encourage and aid, through education, an understanding of air power and space exploration in relation to the peacetime pursuits of society. it. To encourage, aid and sponsor the development of community leadership in air and space education. 1. To survey, study, evaluate and make known the resources available to educational agencies for air and space education. m. To encourage educational travel. n. To encourage and aid programs of air and space education approved by State Departments of Education. Approved For Release 2006/11/16: CIA-RDP84-0078OR000400350023-7 Approved For Release 2006/11/16: CIA-RDP84-0078OR000400350023-7 After 60 Years KITTY HAWK-/ei44iact FIRST FLIGHT AIRPORT DEDICATION FEATURES 60TH ANNIVEItSARY PROGRAM L 'he dedication of First Flight Air- port at Kill Devil Hill, N. C., was the climax of a three day pro- gram commemorating the 60th an- niversary of flight at Kitty Hawk. The event received wide publicity and any reader of aviation maga- zines is familiar with the happen- ings of those three days. The past history of Kitty Hawk, however, is rarely recalled. Following the first flights of the Wright Brothers on December 17, 1903, no action was taken to com- memorate the spot or the occasion until 1925, when a group of North Carolina citizens banded together to stage an annual observance at Kill Devil Hill on the anniversary date of the first powered flight. This group was later re-organized and is now known as the Kill Devil Hills Memorial Society. In 1928 the sixty-five foot high granite monument memorial atop Kill Devil Hill was dedicated. Dur- ing this same year, the National Aeronautic Association erected a six foot tall granite boulder on the exact spot from which the first suc- cessful powered flight took off. Beginning in 1949 the annual ob- servances at Kill Devil Hill were co- sponsored by the Kill Devil Hills Memorial Society, National Park Service and the Air Force Associ- ation. In 1961 the National Aero- nautic Association renewed its in- terest in the annual observances and became a co-sponsor with the other three organizations. Historic observance programs were staged in the Kitty Hawk area on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the first powered flight, 1928, and the fiftieth anniversary, 1953. The fiftieth anniversary program ran for four days and featured partici- pation by some 200 aircraft on all four days. The attendance for the four-day program totaled 14,500, and the observance was covered by seventy-nine national and interna- tional newsmen. In 1S 57, the National Park Serv- ice am ounced plans for the con- structi(n of the Wright Brothers Museui i and Visitors Center. Con- structic n was completed in July, 1961 at d the Museum and Visitors Center was dedicated on Decem- ber 17 )f that year. Last year, at the December 17 progral n, Mr. A. Clark Stratton, As- sistant Director of the National Park S rvice, announced plans to construct the First Flight Airport near th base of Kill Devil Hill. The Nation: tl Park Service, the Federal Aviatioa Agency and the State of North Carolina agreed jointly to construct the Airport and to share equally in its cost, estimated at ap- proxim itely $120,000. In late 1962, the Washington Sec- tion of the Institute of Aerospace Sciencc s, now known as the Ameri- can In titute of Aeronautics and Astron;.utics (AIAA), became in- terestec in arranging for a full- scale m :)del of the Wright Brothers plane t) be constructed for display in the Museum and Visitors Center at Kill Devil Hill. Early in 1962, the W tshington Section of AIAA announced its plans for "Pro ect 60," the construction of the Z11- scale r 1odel plane flown by the Wright Brothers in 1903. The mod- el was completed in time for the 1963 ct remony at Kitty Hawk. In 1063, the Soaring Society of America decided to have an ap- propriate plaque sculptured, citing the W -ight Brothers glider activ- ities in the Kitty Hawk area. The plaque was completed and pre- sented an December 17. It will be installe I outside the Museum and Visitor ; Center. The National Aeronautic Asso- ciation sponsored the 1963 Kitty Hawk program, in which 12 avia- tion organizations cooperated. Ralph Whitener, then NAA Ex- ecutive Director, acted as General Chairs- an and Coordinator. He led the project to its successful con- clusion LT. COL. JOHN H. GLENN, JR., Project Mercury Astronaut, receives his official National Aero- nautic Association record of his orbital flight on the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of Powered flight at the Carolinian Hotel, Kitty Hawk Area, December 16, 1963, from Brig. Gen. Joseph P. Adams, Senior Vice President of the National Aeronautic Association. DONALD W. DOUGLAS, SR., (left), Board Chairman and chief executive officer of the Douglas Aircraft Company, accepts the Wright Brothers Me- morial Trophy from Vice Admiral Robert B. Pirie acting for the National Aeronautic Association. The trophy is awarded annually for "significant public service of enduring value to aviation in the United States." Aero Club of Washington's SPOTLIGHT ON DONALD DOUGLAS, SR. Industry Leader Receives Wright Memorial Trophy By Craig Lewis Six decades of aviation progress were honored by the Aero Club of Washington during its Wright Memorial Dinner on December 17. As customary, the dinner was the forum for presenting the Wright Memorial Trophy, award- ed every year to a representative of the aviation industry "for signifi- cant public service of enduring value to aviation in the United States." Donald Douglas, Sr., board chairman and chief executive of the Douglas Aircraft Co., received the Wright trophy. It was presented by Vice Admiral Robert B. Pirie, USN (Ret.) in behalf of the Na- tional Aeronautic Association, which serves as custodian of the trophy. Douglas was cited for his distinguished service with govern- ment in various capacities, together with his many valuable contribu- tions to the nation as engineer and businessman. Six aerospace pioneers were in- troduced as symbols of each of the six decades of aviation progress. Major General Benjamin D. Fou- lois, USAF (Ret.), who flew with the Wrights, was related to the pioneering first decade of avia- tion with the beginning of military flying. Jerome Hunsaker, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics of the Massachusetts Institute of Tech- nology, symbolized the start of in- terest in the aeronautical sciences and the establishment of the Na- Continued on page 17 Approved For Release 2006/11/16: CIA-RDP84-0078OR000400350023-7 Approved For Release 2006/11/16: CIA-RDP84-0078OR000400350023-7 Akron Chapter HONORS ARLENE DAVIS James Pyle Speaks at Wright Dinner ['he Akron Women's Chapter paid tribute to Arlene Davis of Cleveland at its annual Wright Day Dinner, December 16, citing her many years as a paladin of general aviation. Mrs. C. A. Hulsemann was the dinner chairman. Mrs. R. S. Sheldon was publicity director. The Club also honored Russell S. Colley, known as the "Father of the Space Suit." Mr. Colley is a project engineer in the Aerospace Division of the B. F. Goodrich Company. The Aero Club of Kansas City joined the Akron Women's Chap- ter in honoring Arlene Davis. Mrs. William E. Brown, Akron Honor- ary Life President, presented Kan- sas City's Distinguished Service Award to Mrs. Davis, who began her flying career in the late 20's. Mrs. Davis obtained her multi- engine and instrument pilot ratings and participated in many cross country air races. She has made both East and West crossings of the Atlantic in her Beech Travel Air. An NAA Officer and Director for many years, she has been a lead- er in NAA's education programs and is now NAA's Representative on the Board of the National Aero- space Education Council. James T. Pyle of Washington made the feature address at the Wright Dinner. Foreseeing prob- lems now developing in the avia- tion industry, Mr. Pyle suggested that industry leaders should act now to permit the continued growth of U. S. Aeronautics. Generally, he said, the industry is suffering a continuing loss in the number of active airports. Our air- craft manufacturers are lagging in the production of short-haul jets, and too much emphasis now is be- ing given space research, at the cost of much needed advancement in aeronautical research and de- velopment. Stating that he considered the yearly crop of student pilots to be inadequate, Mr. Pyle advocated a Mary Br ,wn (left) presents to Arlene Davis the Disti iguished Service Award of the Aero Club of Kansas City. survey of present pilot training procec ures in an effort to make trainin; more simple and less ex- pensiv ;. We will continue to lose both )rivate and municipal air- ports 1 o housing and industrial de- velopments, Pyle said, unless civic author .ties act now to stop the convex sion of essential airports to other ases. Mr. Pyle deplored the purchase of foreign made short-haul jets and urged that U. S. manufacturers ex- pedite the development and pro- Continued on page 21 FAMOUS AVIATION PERSONALITIES-J. L. Atwood, President of North American Aviation Inc. (second from left) addresses the Wright Brothers Memorial Banquet after accepting an Elder Statemen of Aviation Award on behalf of the late James "Dutch" Kindelberger, founder of North American Aviation Inc. Other award recipients included Floyd B. Odium (left), founder of Atlas Corp. involved in many aviation interests; and John K. Northrop (right), founder of Northrop Corp. General James H. Doolittle (3rd from left), chairman of the banquet, made the presentations. AVIATION HUDDLE-Gen. eral Curtis E. LeMay, Air Force Chief of Staff, dis- cusses the importance of manned bombers and new concepts for the future with Actor Jimmy Stewart at the 60th anniversary of pow- ered flight celebration in Los Angeles. LeMay was the keynote speaker at the event. GLIDER AND ROCKET PILOTS-Two famous pilots received Federation Aeronautique Internationale awards at the Dec. 17 Wright Brothers Memorial Banquet in Los Angeles. Paul F. Bikle (left), who received the Lilienthal Medal for glider records, talks to J. L. Atwood, President of North American Aviation Inc., and Joseph A. Walker (right), who received the De La Vaulx Medal for his high altitude records in the X?15. The Timers Aero Club reached the Annual Wright Day Dinner in the F Lee Pitt of the Los Angeles Cham President, coordinated the banquet engineering, scientific, historical, n, joined to make the event the largest General James H. Doolittle, (US event. NAA President William A. Featured speaker was General Curti. who was introduced by Brig. Gene There was much interest in the v-. to nationally and internationally-knc a "Who's Who in Aviation." The av and helicopter record certifications, pilot achievements, aviation films, el a special recognition award. A "presidential" list representing the event. Among those at the spe President, General Dynamics Astron dent, Douglas Aircraft Company; J. I Aviation, Inc.; Daniel J. Haughton, tion; L. A. Hyland, Vice President, F President, Northrup Corporation; an( Aircraft Corporation. Military representatives included Li 15th Air Force; Brig. Gen. J. J. To] Rear Adm. John E. Clark, Commanc Recipients for the F.A.I. Film Festi, dent, North American Aviation, Inc Sonnichscn, President, Parachute Clu Space Age"; and Jack L. Warner, F for the "Spirit of St. Louis." Mrs. Muriel Simbro, the world's was given the Helms Athletic Found., of the Year," while Gold Wings A,' presented to Lewis T. Vinson and A Jack L. Warner also received a spf aviation films produced by Warner B Certificates also were awarded to establishing new light helicopter speec Eremea, who established nine world Approved For Release 2006/11/16: CIA-RDP84-0078OR000400350023-7 Approved For Release 2006/11/16: CIA-RDP84-0078 Miami Progresses With- THE GREATER MIAMI AVIATION ASSOCIATION By Ken Benson The Greater Miami Aviation As- sociation is a unique organization. It is unique in the fact, that to this writer's knowledge there is no oth- er community aviation organization that has met every week consistent- Iv for almost 37 years, (with the two week exception each year dur- ing Christmas and New Years), and discussed aviation subjects and problems. It is also unique, that be- cause of its one track mind, it has been able to accomplish so many progressive things for this area in the way of promotion of aviation industry and airline headquarters, that today the Miami International Airport is recognized as "The Jet Crossroads of the World." Some twenty-five far-seeing busi- ness men met back in 1927 and de- cided to let the world know that they had discovered among other rhings, that the Miami area was go- ing to become "The Playground of the World." They recognized the fact that this new method of trans- portation, the airplane, was the best way to get people here quickly and give them more time in the sun. l'herefore, they must have airports to take care of the planes. They chartered "The Greater Miami Air- port Association" on July 28, 1927. l'oday, some 37 years later, there are over 30 airports of various sizes in the Greater Miami area. In 1949 the organization changed its name to the Greater Miami Aviation As- sociation, to give a larger scope to its activities. There is some discus- sion now of a further change of the name "Aviation" to "Aerospace," inasmuch as the industrial trend is now in that direction. Sponsored All American Air Maneuvers To detail a history of the vari- ous accomplishments of the organi- zation, and the various individual members, would probably end up in being of book length. However, one of the best known projects was the some 20 All American Air Ma- neuvers that the organization spon- sored between 1929 and 1950. They were discontinued during World War 11. During that time over 2500 planes participated, either in the events or on the Gulf Oil Company Tours, when all gas and oil to and from Miami used by private air- planes was provided by the Gulf Oil Company. This one project did more good toward starting a lot of private pilots in cross country fly- ing than any other one event. Sec- ondly, it brought a lot of people to Miami who otherwise would never have made the trip. Hotel rooms were provided these Tour-Guests at $1.00 a night. Banquets and avia- tion balls were given in their honor. After the Maneuvers, a Miami-Ha- vana Air Cruise was held and two to three days were spent there. The Cuban' Courist Commission went all out to make the stay a memorable one. As high as 385 planes took part in this :vent, and not one plane was lost dui ing those years. Othe - projects included bringing the firs hangar to Miami and estab- lishing a blimp base at Opalocka; bringing the Coast Guard flying rescue service to Dinner Key; Se- lection of the site of the Home- stead . fir Base by Capt. Earl S. Hoag tnd R. V. Waters, recom- mended to Air Corps and War De- Continued on page 20 Members of the Greater Miami Aviation Association met November 30 at Miami Beach during the December 2 NAA Board meeting. big leagues when it launched its 4th 'alladium at Los Angeles, December 17. her of Commerce and a Timers Vice attended by 1,600 persons. Nearly 40 :litary, flying and civic organizations of its kind in West Coast history. ,,F, Ret.) was General Chairman of the Ong acted as Master of Ceremonies. s E. LeMay, Air Force Chief of Staff, ral Jimmy Stewart, USAF (Res.). triety of awards which were presented )wn dignitaries whose names read like yards covered military, general aviation parachute jumpers, rocket and glider [der statesman of aviation scrolls, and industry was one of the highlights of akers table were James R. Dempsey, autics; Donald W. Douglas, Jr., Presi- Atwood, President, North American President Lockheed Aircraft Corpora- lughes Aircraft Company; Tom Jones, I John V. Naish, Director, McDonnell Gen. Archie J. Old, Jr., Commander, son, Director of Army Aviation; and ler, Pacific Missile Range. ,,al Trophies were J. L. Atwood, Presi- for the "X-15 Story"; Darrell C. .b of America, for the "Sport of the 'resident, Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc., ,hampion women's parachute jumper, ition Award for the "Woman Athlete `ards for 1,000 parachute jumps were rthur O. Kiesow. 3cial recognition award for the many rothers Pictures for the past 20 years. Army Capt. Bertram G. Leach, for 1 records, and to civilian Pilot George speed records in a Sabreliner. March, 1964 HISTORICAL FLIGHT-NAA Record Certifications were presented to the crew of an Air Force B-58 Hustler Bomber which broke world speed records in a Tokyo-to-London flight. Left to right are Maj. Sidney J. Kubesch, A/C; Maj. John O. Barrett, NAA President William A. Ong, and Capt. Gerald R. Williamson. X-15 PILOT RECEIVES AWARD-Bill Ong presents the F.A.I. De La Vaulx Medal to Joseph A. Walker, X-15 pilot extraordi- naire, before 1600 persons at the De- cember 17th Wright Brothers Memorial Banquet in Los Angeles. FILM TROPHY WINNERS-(left to right) NAA President William A. Ong presented the F.A.I. Film Festival Trophy winners to Darrell C. Sonnichsen, President of the Parachute Club of America for the film "Sport of the Space Age," J. L. Atwood, President of North American Aviation Inc., for the "X-15 Story," and to Jack Warner, President of Warner Brothers Pictures, for the "Spirit of St. Louis." Approved For Release 2006/11/16: CIA-RDP84-0078OR000400350023-7 EDWARD J. KING, JR., 1964 President, takes the microphone to open the 4th Annual Wrig t Day Dinner. At his right is Admiral Robert B. Pirie and on his left Walter S. Gray, retiring President, and Vr llliam P. Lear, Sr. KANSAS CITY HEARS ADMIRAL PIRIE WILLIAM P. LEAR, SR., ON WRIGHT DAY PROGRAM The Aero Club of Kansas City sponsored its fourth annual Wright Day Dinner on December 16, 1963 in the Ballroom of the Hotel Presi- dent. The occasion marked the be- ginning of the 10th year in the life of the organization. Vice Admiral Robert B. Pirie, USN, (Retd.) featured a program which included a talk by William P. Lear, Sr. Admiral Pirie held the close at- tention of his audience which filled the big ballroom. In his address the Admiral discussed various phases of space, military, commercial and general aviation. A lively question and answer session followed the conclusion of Admiral Pixie's ad- dress. Most interrogations were an- swered in the Admiral's customary direct style. Questions dealing with matters involving classified informa- tion were handled smilingly by a man whose many years of military and diplomatic experience left his would be interrogators far out in left field. In recognition of a lifetime of service to the United States and to the development of aviation, Ad- miral Pirie was presented the Dis- tinguished Service Award of the Aero Club of Kansas City. William P. Lear, Sr. last appeared before the Aero Club in March, 1963. At that time, he told of his plans for the development of the Learjet, then in planning and mock- up stages. In his present discussion of the progress of the Learjet proj- ect Mr. Lear again demonstrated to an enthusiastic audience that he is, as usual, capable of making good his predictions. The Learjet pro- gram is on schedule, the test flights of the prototype have exceeded de- sign specifications and production airplanes are now on the line in the new Wichita plant. Good news to the aviation indus- try was Lear's announcement that Admiral Pirie in a pre-dinner discussion with President King (left), and Jack Mehornay, Executive Vice President. his c( mpany again is active in the avion cs and auto pilot market. Lear will sl tortly be in production on sev- eral quipment items incorporating sharp advances in design, perfor- mane and weight saving.. Mr Lear extended an invitation to hi audience to visit the Lear plant at Wichita, where a complete tour of the facility and its programs would be made available. W, lter S. Gray, retiring President of th Aero Club, presided at the dinne -, and Jack Mehornay was Mast(r of Ceremonies. Th,, new slate of officers and di- recto ,s who will guide the Aero Club in 1964 was installed, to take office January 1. Edward J. King, Jr. is ?resident, Jack Mehornay, Ex- ecutil e Vice President and William E. K(lley, Secretary-Treasurer. Di- visior Vice Presidents are Grace M. F arris, Lucien De Tar, Edgar Smit} and Jack Jones. Continued on page 20 A picture of enthusias is confidence, Bill Lear tells the audience of the succe: tful development of the Learjet. Approved For Release 2006/11/16: CIA-RDP84-0078OR000400350023-7 Experts in the Realm of Flight THE SOARING SOCIETY OF AMERICA A modern sailplane or glider, from a height of only a mile above the earth, can glide to any point within a 5,000 square mile area. The pilot may elect to case down at a sinking speed of 120 ft./min., taking 45 minutes to complete his descent; or he may extend dive brakes and descend at more than 10,000 ft./min., under full control., in half a minute. Using ther- mal or other upcurrent sources, flights in excess of 500 miles can be made. Glid- ers equipped with oxygen and insulation reach strato- spheric heights; the present world altitude record is 46,303 feet above sea level, held by Paul F. Biklc of Lancaster, California. U. S. pilots hold many other world gliding records in al- titude, distance and speed categories, and have done well in world competition. The foundation for the notable record and compet- itive showings of our pilots is a strong and growing level of general gliding ac- tivity throughout the U. S. Each year finds an increase in the number and quality of flying equipment, the number of gliding clubs, the number of first-rate competitions, and the qual- ity and availability of in- struction. Fast Growing .SSA By William S. Ivans and active board of 20 directors elected by membership on a regional basis for three year terms, plus six directors-at-large elected each year by the board to serve one year terms. Officers are elected by the board, serving one year terms. All policy matters are decided by vote descriptions of particularly interesting or significant flights, summaries of com- petition results, editorial matter, reports of commit- tees, letters to the edi- tor, and advertising from individuals and organiza- tions. A high level of photo- graphic and other illustra- tive material gives visual appeal to the magazine; the graceful, long-winged sail- plane is a splendid subject for the expert photograph- er. A long range task of the SSA is the publication of the American Soaring Hand- book, which will provide chapters dealing with sub- jects of common interest to soaring people: Airplane Tow, Instruments and Oxy- gen, Training, and Cross- Country and Wave Soaring are chapters now available at nominal cost; others are in preparation. This has WILLIAM S. IVANS, President of the Soaring Society of America, Inc. been a notably successful Mr. (vans lives in La Jolla, California, and is serving his second term service of the SSA: several Closely linked with the growth of gliding is the growth of its na- tional organization, the Soaring So- ciety of America, which is a Divi- sion of the NAA and its agent in matters relating to FAI gliding ac- tivities such as contest sanctions, record homologation, gliding badge issuance, world championship team selection and equipage, and repre- sentation on the World Gliding Committee. The Soaring Society of America, or SSA, now has some 3 500 active members. It is governed by a strong as SSA President. chapters are in their third of this 26 man board, which normal- printing, and one very important ly meets twice a year. Most board customer, the FFA, has purchased members are also members of, or several hundred copies for distribu- chairmen of, the various committees Lion to regional offices as reference of the Society. Officers and direct- material. ors serve without pay, and without Working Committees reimbursement of expenses. Much of the work of the SSA is The SSA maintains a small per- done by committees of highly moti- manent staff, with headquarters in vated, competent members who Santa Monica, California, under the serve because there is a job to be direction of Executive Secretary done. This committee work in- Lloyd Licher. Lloyd and his wife, eludes drafting and revision of com- Rose Marie, are both experienced petition rules; preliminary homol- soaring pilots and both are aeronau- ogation of record claims; issuance tical engineering graduates of the of soaring badges, supervision of Massachusetts Institute of Technol- elections; solicitation of sponsors for ogy. Continued on page 20 A major task of the staff is the publication of a monthly magazine, Soaring, which is sent to all mem- bers and to subscribers; about 5000 copies are printed each month. Con- tent of Soaring reflects the objec- tives and activities of the Society: There are instructional articles, Approved For Release 2006/11/16: CIA-RDP84-0078OR000400350023-7 Approved For Release 2006/11/16: CIA-RDP84-0078OR000400350023-7 Laboratory of Aviation Education -the ACADEMY OF MODEL AERONAUTICS JOHN WORTH, Executive Director of the Academy of Model Aeronautics. Mr. Worth's home is in Alexandria, Virginia. What NAA is to full scale avia- tion, the Academy of Model Aero- nautics is to model aviation. AMA until recently has concentrated on model flying activities, but currently developing programs involving scale models of NASA spacecraft and also historical aircraft for the Smith- sonian Institution indicates an ex- pansion of interest. AMA modelers build unpowered and powered models; the latter including gas en- gines, rubber motors, pulse jets and rockets. Models are flown free flight _-both indoors and outdoors-and also by means of control line (teth- ered) or radio control. In short, AMA modeling brackets all types in the full scale spectrum. 20,000 Members AMA's organization is much like NAA's and it operates along similar lines. It has, however, progressed more rapidly due to the demands of a membership which has grown to over 20,000. To service such a membership, AMA has had to learn many lessons quickly and has sur- vived many crises along the road. Such experience has matured AMA and is the basis for optimistic By John Worth anticipation of still greater growth in the immediate fu- ture. Operating under NAA's delegated authority as the of- ficial U. S. governing body for model aeronautics, AMA last year sanctioned over 800 mod- el competitions, involving con- siderable contest coordination and Contest Board activity. There are 33 members on the AMA Contest Board and 14 Contest Coordinators-all vol- untary officers serving with dedication and without salary. In fact, there are over 150 such volunteer officers in AMA! On special committees, the Contest Board, advisory groups, the Executive Council (equivalent to the NAA Board of Directors), these officers have operated effectively de- spite handicaps of nationwide distribution and the necessity for doing most business by mail. A small but effective HQ staff of less than ten people has provided the direction and coordination which has kept this vast machinery func- tioning. In International Competition AMA operates two major pro- grams on top of its many lesser services. One is an annual National Championships which provides the incentive for gathering together each year the foremost modelers of the U.S. (and several other coun- tries). The meets are week long af- fairs and since 1947 have been host- ed by the U.S. Navy. These meets consistently attract over a thou- sand contestants and a quarter of a million spectators! This proved drawing power indicates that pub- lic interest in aviation is not dead- it merely needs to be promoted properly to bring it out into the open. The second major program cov- ers the participation of U.S. model- ers in international competition. From an uncertain status in the early '50's, this program has bene- fited greatly by NAA provided overseas transportation, and has grown steadily. Last year the U.S. won the Radio Controlled Model World Championships for the third time it a row, taking 1st, 3rd and 5th ph ces, plus the Teams cham- pionshi :). The program continues at home also, in the form of world record attemp s. Last year we established new world marks in altitude and speed. 4MA Vice President May- nard Fill flew his radio controlled model o 13,320 feet, aided by U.S. Navy r idar and optical guidance; at the sam e record trials another AMA membe - flew his radio controlled model to a new speed record of 126.9 riph (that's just over 3 sec- onds ea 2h way through a 200 meter low lei el course!). Sponsor Cooperation Needed In sp to of such achievements, far too mai ty people, including many in aviatior, still think of model air- planes is toys. The toy label has severeh restricted the appreciation of mod :l flying as a sport. Yet, over 10,000 AMA members are. adults and ovc r 900 of these are our Lead- er men hers, recognized specifical- ly by AMA for positions of and contrib itions to scientific leader- ship. Because of the technical back- ground and incentives that model aeronat tics provides, AMA is seek- ing the incorporation of model pro- grams iii our educational system and the acc aptance on Main Street of the des rability of promoting local model , ctivities. Significant also are the mo -al values involved-AMA's member ship has an outstandingly low pe -tentage of juvenile delin- quents. AMA looks to NAA for support in this phase of interest. While AMA I as done well on its own to promot : model aviation, it has not had the support of full scale aviation interest! in general. Yet there are many I enefits to be derived from joint elI orts of full scale and model aviation groups. Just as the Navy has fou -td that modeling provides substani ial public drawing power, Approved For Release 2006/11/16: CIA-RDP84-0078OR000400350023-7 Approved For Release 2006/11/16: CIA-RDP84-0078OR000400350023-7 local airport operators or regional aviation organizations may find a similar experience rewarding in the promotion of an aviation-oriented public program. Sponsorship of model air shows in the form of trophies or financial assistance, and the providing of public relations type press agentry are the two most needed aids to modelers. But on showmanship, competition organization, officiating and enthusiasm, modelers can hold their own. Given a flying site such as the local airport, plus the type of help mentioned, model flyers will put on a tremendously satisfying performance. AMA Headquarters can supply interested people with further in- formation and contacts in local are- as. AMA also has various terms of membership for patrons, boosters and corporates, in addition to gen- eral memberships in Open (over 21), Senior (from 16 to 21) and Junior (under 16) categories at $6.00, $4.50, and $3.00 each, per year. Included are personal injury and property damage insurance and a subscription to AMA's monthly magazine. Find out more by writing to: A.M.A., 1025 Connecticut Ave., N. W., Washington 6, D. C. Spotlight on Donald Douglas, Sr. Continued from page 9 tional Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, now the National Aeronautics and Space Administra- tion. The third decade saw the advent of the role of aircraft in transpor- tation and commerce, including the beginning of regularly scheduled commercial service. C. E. Wool- man, president and general man- ager, Delta Air Lines, represented that period. Donald Douglas, already recog- nized as the 1963 Wright trophy winner, was introduced as symbol- ic of a most significant decade of aircraft desiun and one in which American aviation responded to the staggering demands of World War II. The fifth decade of aviation progress was noteworthy for the development of American air pow- er, when the airplane became the prime tool of the armed forces. Colonel Francis Gabriski was in- troduced as symbol of the 1943-53 period. The technological advances of the preceding five decades led to the breakthrough into space dur- ing the sixth decade, for which Commander Alan B. Shepherd, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, was cited. Those honored as "symbols" of the first 60 years of aviation prog- ress took their bows from the head table. Other head table guests were: The Honorable Alan S. Boyd, Chairman, Civil Aeronautics Board; William J. Coughlin, President, Aviation/Space Writers Associa- tion; Emory L. Cox, President, Air- port Operators Council, Inc.; H. Webster Crum, Chairman, General Aviation Council; T. H. Davis, Chairman of the Board, Association of Local Transport Airlines; E. Jo- seph Finan, Aero Club Scholarship Winner; Lieutenant General Har- old W. Grant, Deputy Adminis- trator, Federal Aviation Agency; Karl G. Harr, Jr., President, Aero- space Industries Association of America; The Honorable Oren Harris, House of Representatives; J. B. Hartranft, Jr., President and General Manager, Aircraft Own- ers and Pilots Association; Lieu- tenant General Charles H. Hayes, Assistant Commandant, United States Marine Corps; Stanley Hil- ler, Jr., President, The American Helicopter Society, Inc.; The Honorable Philip S. Hopkins, Di- rector, National Air Museum. Also introduced from the head table were: S. Wade Marr, Presi- dent, Kill Devil Hills Memorial So- ciety; The Honorable Clarence D. Martin, Jr., Under Secretary of Commerce for Transportation; Ad- miral David L. McDonald, Chief of Naval Operations; General Wil- liam F. McKee, Vice Chief of Staff, United States Air Force; The Hon- orable George P. Miller, House of Representatives; The Honorable A. S. Mike Monroney, United States Senate; Vice Admiral Robert B. Pirie, USN (Ret.), Board of Di- rectors, National Aeronautic Asso- ciation; Admiral Edwin J. Roland, Commandant, United States Coast Guard; Major General Robert P. Taylor, Chief of Chaplains, United States Air Force; Stuart G. Tipton, President, Air Transport Associa- tion; The Honorable James E. Webb, Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administra- tion; General Earle G. Wheeler, Chief of Staff, United States Army; John H. Winant, President, Nation- al Business Aircraft Association, Inc.; The Honorable Eugene M. Zuckert, Secretary of the Air Force; The Honorable John Bell Wil- liams, House of Representatives; and Major General Lucas V. Beau, USAF (Ret.), President of Aero Club of Washington. Rep. Williams was toastmaster for the occasion. An active pilot, he is chairman of the House Trans- portation and Aeronautics Subcom- mittee and president of the Con- gressional Flying Club. Major Gen- eral Beau, in his capacity as presi- dent of the Aero Club of Wash- ington, presided at the dinner cere- monies. In addition to sponsoring the an- nual Wright Memorial Dinner, the Aero Club of Washington, found- ed in 1909, fosters and promotes interest in the science of aeronau- tics in general. Toward this end, it provides scholarships for out- standing students, co-sponsors a model air show, and conducts a year-long series of luncheons at which leading aviation figures ad- dress the membership. The annual highlight of the program is the Wright Memorial Dinner. The 1963 dinner was generally considered to have been among the most successful in the club's 55- year history. George W. Fey, Si- korsky Aircraft Division of the United Aircraft Corp., was chair- man of the Wright Memorial Din- ner Committee. Calendar April 6-7-22nd Annual Meeting, Na- tional Aerospace Services Association, International Inn, Washington, D. C. May 28-June 1 - Mid-Atlantic Regional Soaring Competition, Westminster, Maryland, Airport. June 11-13-15th National Maintenance & Operations Meeting, Reading Mu- nicipal Airport, Reading, Pennsylvania. June 30-July 9-31st Annual U. S. Na- tional Soaring Championships, McCook State Airport, 8 mi. N. of McCook, Nebraska. August 15-16 - AMA Midwest Regional Championships, Richards Gebaur Air Force Base, Kansas City, Missouri. Approved For Release 2006/11/16: CIA-RDP84-0078OR000400350023-7 Approved For Release 2006/11/16: CIA-RDP84-0078OR000400350023-7 Pilots Old and New- KEEP THE ANTIQUES FLYING By Bob Taylor, President Antique Airplane Association Ten years ago when this motto "Keep the Antiques Flying" was first made the slogan of the infant Antique Airplane Association, very few antiques or even classic aircraft were still airworthy. A few scattered enthusiasts and die-hards maintained and flew their beloved ma- chines in their own local areas. Old air- craft were unwelcome at many airports and those who flew them were consid- ered somewhat of a mental case. When these scattered and scant buffs were united into an association the picture changed, not overnight nor without trial and tribulation. Today the AAA has a modest membership of 2500 members working together not only to preserve, but to keep antique and classic aircraft airworthy. Many other members still without aircraft to restore are seek- ing them out and finding them in some exotic places like Alaska and Mexico, as well as right next door where they may have been stored for many years. The air- craft now flying and those yet to be restored will pro- vide their owners with many hours of safe and sane flying, despite the few critics that still prefer to look only forward and not back in aviation. 20 AAA Chapters The AAA now has twenty Regional Chapters scat- tered throughout the United States. These Chapters provide local activities and help keep interest high throughout the year. Unique in the AAA is what is known as a "Type Club." This is a group of members with a specialized interest in a certain make of aircraft. For instance, those owning or wanting to own aircraft like a Waco, Fairchild, Fleet or Travelair, to name a few, have their own organized club mainly on a corre- spondence basis. At the National AAA FLY-IN they convene and enjoy their own particular types of air- craft. The National Waco Club had 27 Wacos on the line at the 1963 FLY-IN. How long has it been since you saw that many Wacos in one line on one airport? These "Type Clubs" help round out the communi- cation between those who have specific needs with their old aircraft. The AAA acts as a clearing house of information on all types of aircraft as well. The AAA publishes its own News monthly which is full of photos and information on all phases of antique and classic airplane activity. A beautiful example of restoration -the Warner pow- ered Bird flown by Norm Wolf at 1963 AAA Fly-In. In 1954 the first AAA FLY-IN and convention was held at Ottumwa, Iowa aid a grand total of five an- tiques and seventy-five members attended. In 1963 at the same site the AAA he sted a FLY-IN that had 152 antique and classic aircraf - on the line. Over six hun- dred modern aircraft also attended. The AAA maintains it- National Headquarters on the Ottumwa Municipal lirport. Within its building there a museum has been established with engines, art and relics on display. An viation library of significant size has also been foundec. Why should anyone b,. interested in owning and flying an old airplane? With airline pilots, doctors, lawyers, many military pilots, mechanics and almost any profession represented its hard to pinpoint any one reason. With some it's the return to simple basic flying by the seat of your pants With others it's the desire to recreate an era we reca] I but missed being a part of. Others get their satisfactioi i in fine workmanship which is so evident in the antique airplanes seen today. What- ever it is the antique mo ement has arrived and the supply of restorable aircra `t seems to grow rather than diminish. The designers and build ors of the twenties and thir- ties knew their business and with the AAA to guide and encourage such activity we can expect to see them in the air for many more ;olden years. If you are interested in the Antique Airplane Asso- ciations send $1.00 for membership details and two recent copies of the AAA News to Antique Airplane Association, Route 5, Municipal Airport, Ottumwa, Iowa. Approved For Release 2006/11/16: CIA-RDP84-0078OR000400350023-7 Approved For Release 2006/11/16: CIA-RDP84-0078OR000400350023-7 ON THE HORIZON Compulsory Aircraft Insurance? By Clyde Barnett Compulsory purchase of PL&PD insurance is a constantly increasing threat to the welfare of General Aviation. Although a very high per- centage of owners carry adequate insurance, there is always with us the small number of owners who do not. And statistically these prove to be the ones who end up doing dam- age with an airplane. This results in an increasing political hue and cry for compulsory coverage. Obviously, if the insurance com- panies are going to be forced to carry all owners they will likewise be forced to raise the rates con- siderably above current levels. The "assigned risk" experience of the companies in those states with compulsory auto insurance cer- tainly demonstrates and proves this point. All owners experienced a doubling and in some cases a trip- ling of the cost of insurance pro- tection. The only possible way to escape this result is for the aviation group itself to face up to the problem and go the "preventative maintenance" route. Instead of sitting back doing nothing until individual state legis- latures get disturbed enough to lash out in anger and come up with the "easy" answer ... compulsory in- surance! We must take the lead ourselves and offer legislation that will ade- quately answer the problem and yet CLYDE BARNETT, Director, California State Aeronautics Department, and a Director of the National Aeronautic Association. be so designed that we can still live with and afford the result. We must accept the principle of financial re- sponsibility to the public over whose heads and property we fly. The automobile people have now pioneered the way for us in some states. The basic concept is that although insurance is not manda- tory, if you have an accident you must come up with proof of ability to absorb the damage costs: i.e., cash deposit, a bond, or a policy. Failing this, you lose your operating priv- ileges in that state. This eliminates the high percentage of chronic, ir- responsible pilots, covers most ac- cidents, reassures the public and most important ... it puts a low on the books that fills the void and generally serves as an excellent piece of preventative maintenance to forestall compulsory insurance. Most importantly, it does not force the insurance companies into "as- signed risks" and we thereby escape the forced increase in rates, which in turn aids in keeping down the cost of owning and operating an airplane. It is currently possible to insure a light aircraft for a minimum Property Damage and Public Lia- bility for under $50! Let's keep it that way. We must recognize that getting the youngsters into air- craft ownership is our future and only by keeping the initial exper- ience costs within their reach do we have a future. Only four or five states have done the job along these lines. It is a legislative problem and only the states can do the necessary things. The only unfortunate aspect of this type of procedure is that to make it work, it will require some kind of "Identification" registration and this will cost a dollar or so to accomplish. However, this seems a small price to pay to avoid runaway insurance costs as experienced by the automobile owner where com- pulsory insurance was considered the only expedient solution. Incidentally, there arc many fall- out benefits of such a local registra- tion in spite of its seeming duplica- Continued on page 20 FRANCES NOLDE HEADS 1964 MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE Frances W. Nolde has been named Chairman of NAA's 1964 Membership Committee. She is Vice President of the Eastern Region. Committee members include General William K. Martin and Major William Taylor, USAF, Jo- seph W. Adams, Edward S. Swee- ney, James T. Pyle and Donald Webster, a past President of NAA. The Committee met on January 22 with Executive Director Giblo and drew initial plans for an extensive membership drive in 1964. Particu- lar attention will be given to mem- bers of the Armed Forces on both domestic and foreign bases. Until 1962 Mrs. Nolde was NAA's representative on the Tour- ing and Sporting Aviation Commit- tee of the FAI. She was nominated for the FAI Paul Tissandier Diplo- ma and received the award at the FAI General Conference in Athens in 1962. Mrs. Nolde flies a Navion. Her home is at 1532 29th Street, N.W., Washington 7, D. C. Approved For Release 2006/11/16: CIA-RDP84-0078OR000400350023-7 Approved For Release 2006/11/16: CIA-RDP84-0078OR000400350023-7 Compulsory Insurance Continued from page 19 tion of Federal records. You will then have some facts to back up other types of aviation problems, such as the dollar value of your state fleet, number and types of equipment, etc. All of this data would be invaluable when selling investment in airports and new fa- cilities. We must remember that we are using the PUBLIC'S air only permissably and when we become a problem, they turn to strict regu- lation quickly and without much regard for our welfare. Individual legislators are always looking for legitimate "voids" in the law and a handful of complaints can quickly produce a bill that is tough, if not impossible, to fight. Pilots of all people, should understand "Preventative maintenance." The Greater Miami Aviation Association Continued from page 11 partment and to Dade County Commissioners; and advocating the creation of a Citizens Aviation Ad- visory Board to aid the Dade Coun- ty Port Authority. In 1961 The Wright Brothers Medal Award was inaugurated, to be presented each year on Decem- ber 17, the anniversary of the first flight of the Wright Brothers. In 1961 the medal was awarded to John Paul Riddle; in 1962 to Cap- tain Dick Merrill, and in 1963 to Dr. Donald W. Smith. One of the con- ditions of the award is that the re- cipient must have contributed to the development of aviation in this area for a period of twenty years or more. In 1962 the Brig. Gen. Frank P. Lahm Medal Award was set up to recognize the contributions of an outstanding officer at Home- stead Air Force Base each year. In 1962 it was awarded to Brig. Gen. John B. McPherson, 823rd Air Di- vision Commander SAC. In 1963 the award went to Col. Frank J. Collins, Commander, 31st Tactical Fighter Wing. It would take several pages to outline the backgrounds of these officers. The competition on this award is rugged to say the least. Annual Wright Day Dinner Each year the GMAA has an an- nual banquet. Starting in 1963, it has been set for December 17 each year, except when that date should fall on a Sunday. It is called The Wright Brothers Dinner, to tie in with NAA and the rest of the coun- try. Last December some 200 guests attended the first of these dinners. Two guest speakers were on the agenda. The Hon. George E. Fouch, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense gave a very comprehen- sive report on "Progress In The DOD Cost Reduction Program." Brig. General Wilbur W. Aring, Commander, Third Air Force Re- serve Region CONAC, related the history of "Silver Wings" the fifty years since the awarding of the first silver wings to a military aviator in 1913. One of the main projects now in the works for GMAA is the raising of $50,000 for an Aviation Educa- tion Foundation, to help further proper training to deserving stu- dents unable to complete higher ed- ucation due to lack of finances; and to help the Civil Air Patrol and other similar organizations in furth- ering their aviation and aerospace knowledge. Membership in GMAA is open to anyone in the United States who is interested in seeing this area con- tinue its aerospace growth. We are proud of the fact that some 56,000 persons are employed in the avia- tion industry here and earn over 200 million dollars annually. We as an organization salute the pioneers of yesterday, the ones who have built this area, and those of NAA who have done so much elsewhere. However we think the future holds much more, and we are looking for- ward to the flights on the paths of space. Kansas City Hears Admiral Pirie Continued from page 14 New Directors elected to the Aero Club of Kansas City Board are Garratt Holland, Orville E. Kuhl- man, E. W. McGrade, William Mauer, Frank Otey and Leonard Ohlhauser. Chairman of the Board is retiring President Walter S. Gray. Admiral Pirie flew to Kansas City direct from Europe, and im- mediately after dinner was flown East by Mr. Lear in his Learstar. The Scaring Society of Am erica Continue. from page 15 the anm al National Championships, selectior and equipage of teams to take par: in World Championships; general supervision of all SSA pub- lications and solicitation of authors for special tasks such as writing chapters of the Handbook; promo- tion of : uembership in the Society; administ ring the numerous annual and spe, ial awards; gathering and dissemin iting information on acci- dents; n aintaining and adding to a large re; ital stock of soaring films, conduct ng technical and scientific research s and publishing results; maintaining a close liaison. with FFA or glider pilot and aircraft certifica ion, air traffic control and other vi:al issues; and many other tasks wr ich reflect the aims of SSA and the willingness of its members to help advance their sport. The SSA operates on a balanced budget, ,ith most of its income de- rived from annual membership dues, pr sently $10 per year. New member: are most welcome! For information on membership, or for brochur, material, write SSA, P. O. Box 66011, Los Angeles, California 90066. Long Beach Organizes The Lo g Beach Aero Club soon will be fc rmally chartered as a Chap- ter of tF e National Aeronautic As- sociation, following a preliminary meeting called by State Aeronau- tics Dire .tor Clyde Barnett at Long Beach ol. January 15. Bob Blodgett of Air Oasis on LGB acl ,ed as temporary chairman of the fc rming group. Present were Lee Craig, Aerospace Editor of the Long B(ach Press Telegram, Long Beach Airport Manager Nick Dal- las, Stan [)illatush and Bob Boone of the FAA;, Leo Yoder of Aircraft Sales and Brokerage, and Bert Eld- ridge of Air Oasis. The 1 ounding group will pro- ceed to -)rganize the original. char- ter men hers and the first formal meeting of the organization will be held in t e near future. NAA ?resident Bill Ong was pres- ent at th meeting, held in a private dining r jom at Long Beach Air- port. Approved For Release 2006/11/16: CIA-RDP84-0078OR000400350023-7 Approved For Release 2006/11/16: CIA-RDP84-0078OR000400350023-7 Whirly-Girls ty-Nines and their aviation friends. to 400 horse power. Only daylight 1, C4 "MITI KI" '11 b d in ATM? or "contact" weather in e o wi c use fl Tony Page, blond bombshell of Cross Country News, is the latest addition to the ranks of the Whirly- Girls, an international organization of women helicopter pilots. She now appears as No. 67 in the member- ship roster. Her helicopter rating climaxes a long and distinguished career in aviation for Tony Page. She is a member of the Aviation Space Writers Association and re- ceived the James J. Strebig Memo- rial Trophy in 1962 for "Meritor- ious Reporting of Aviation/Space Activities." She has been twice named recipient of the Sherman Fairchild International Air Safety Writing Award. Named Woman of the Year in 1960 by the Women's National Aeronautical Association, Tony is a member of the Ninety-Nines, Inc., the Texas Private Fliers Association, The American Helicopter Society and is a member of the Advisory Council of the Texas Aeronautics Commission. During her training, Tony flew the Bell-47G2, and the Hughes- 269A and received her private rat- ing on a Brantly B-2 helicopter on December 30, 1963 at Sam Hughs- ton's school in Fort Worth, Texas. Getting her rating and Whirly- Girl No. 66 just a month before Tony was Mrs. Gay D. Maher of Marlton, New Jersey. She is a flight instructor at the Flying W Ranch in Medford, New Jersey and re- ceived her commercial and flight instructor helicopter ratings on a Brantly B-2B helicopter based at the factory in Frederick, Oklahoma. Immediately after passing her flight tests Mrs. Maher took delivery of the Flying W's new Brantly. She flew the chopper from Oklahoma to New Jersey, the first woman ever to have flown a helicopter solo from west to east, according to the Whirly-Girls. A Goal Achieved The Ninety-Nines, Inc., brought a difficult project to successful con- clusion with the loading of a Piper Colt aboard a freighter which would deliver the airplane to Korea. The Project, called "Colt for Kim .. . and the Women of Korea" in- volved paying for the airplane with green stamps obtained by the Nine- - by Capt. Kyung 0 Kim to train the members of the Korean Womcns Aviation Club, composed of approx- imately 200 college students and high school graduates who were screened from 2,000 applicants. The printed invitation to the ac- ceptance ceremony at Seoul airport paid this tribute to the Nincty- Nines: "Another symbol of Ameri- can-Korean friendship has arrived. The Ninety-Nines, Inc., interna- tional organization of women pi- lots of the United States of America, has presented an airplane to Capt. Kyung 0 Kim, ROK Air Force Re- serve, as a token of love. This plane will be used to train women in Korea to fly." Akron Chapter Honors Arlene Davis Continued from page 10 duction of their own designs. Speaking critically of the pres- ent air traffic control system, Pyle said, "It is far too complicated. Our manufacturers arc striving for too much sophistication in aircraft de- sign." In 1956, Mr. Pyle became the Deputy Administrator of CAA and was appointed Administrator in 1958. He became Deputy Admin- istrator of FAA in 1959. Presently, he is Vice President of General Precision, Inc. Mr. Pyle began his active flying career with Pan American World Airways in 1935. He was Assistant Vice President when he left the company in 1946. He keeps his Pilot Certificate cur- rent, holds an ATR rating and has logged more than 12,000 hours. Powder Puff Derby The 18th Annual Powder Puff Derby, the Ninety-Nines All-Wom- an Transcontinental Air Race, will start July 4, 1964 from the Fresno Air Terminal, Fresno, California, and finish at a deadline of noon, July 8, at Atlantic, City, New Jersey. More than 80 women pilots are expected to compete over the 2,573 mile course for a share in the total cash purse of $3,000 and numerous trophies. The event is open to all qualified women pilots flying stock model aircraft, single or multi engine, 145 y g as defined by the F.A.A. is permit- ted. Winners are determined on a handicap basis computed from es- tablished "par speeds" for each make and model of aircraft. Nine airports have been officially designated as refueling and over- night stops. They are Las Vegas, Nev., Winslow, Ariz., Albuquerque, N. M., Amarillo, Texas, Oklahoma City, Fayetteville, Ark., Cape Gir- ardeau, Mo., Lexington, Ky. and Morgantown, Va. In Atlantic City the planes will land at the F.A.A.s National Aviation Facilities Experi- mental Center. Race headquarters are the Hacienda Motel in Fresno and the Dennis Hotel in Atlantic City. Complete information may be obtained from either Kay A. Brick, Race Chairman, Teterboro Airport, Teterboro, New Jersey, or Bar- bara London, Vice Chairman, at 551 Margo Avenue, Long Beach 14, California. AWIAR to Mexico Virginia Britt, General Chairman of the All Women's International Air Race, has announced details of the 1964 event. The starting point is Monterrey, Mexico. Contestants will depart Monterrey on May 11 for the finish line at Gainesville, Florida which must be reached by 5:00 p.m., May 13. The Victor Awards Banquet is scheduled for the evening of May 15. Leaving Monterrey the pilots will clear at McAllen, Texas, then pro- ceed on course to Austin and Tyler, Texas, Jackson, Mississippi and Montgomery, Alabama to Gaines- ville. The race is open to licensed wom- en pilots with pilot-in-command flights of over 350 miles, and 1954 and later model non-supercharged, stock aircraft of 100 HP and above. The entry fee is $40. Pilots will vie for individual tro- phies and a cash prize of $2,500 divided among the six top finishers. Entries open March 15 and close April 15. Further information may be had from Virginia Britt, 114 S. E. 15th Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316. Approved For Release 2006/11/16: CIA-RDP84-0078OR000400350023-7 Approved For Release 2006/11/16: CIA-RDP84-00780R000400350023-7 Cessna's New 310 I Announced Cessna Aircraft Company says its popular twin-engine executive Model 310 I for 1964 has a long list of new features for greater all- around utility including "wing lockers" for additional luggage space and will sell for the same price as the 1963 model, $62,950 faf Wichita. Company officials pointed out the new model offers the best all-around package for versatility on the mar- ket today. "The 310 I is a com- plete package designed to fulfill many needs. It's ideally suited for instrument or visual flight, short or long cross country trips and can operate efficiently from short rough fields or long paved runways," ac- cording to Frank Martin, Cessna's vice-president of commercial air- craft marketing. In addition to having the largest cabin in its class, the usefulness of the 310 I's cabin area has been fur- ther enhanced with the addition of "wing lockers" in the engine na- celles and increasing the aft cg limit which has resulted in removing all electronics installations from the cabin area. The new lockers will accommo- date a variety of luggage including two-suiters, overnight cases and miscellaneous articles weighing up to 240 pounds. This provides the 310 I with total luggage capacity of 600 pounds, and permits greater loading flexibility, while freeing the cabin area for items normally need- ed in flight or overflow baggage. Located on the aircraft's cg, the lockers have no effect on take-off, flight or landing characteristics re- gardless of how the weight is dis- tributed in either of the two com- partments. Exhausts have been routed into new "thrust tubes" located under the wing which provide additional cooling, extra thrust and reduces cabin sound level. Extended engine access doors for easier serviceability also have been incorporated in the new nacelles. Flight and landing characteristics of the 310 I have been improved with a new control system, making the 31) I easier to fly and land. A n .-w wing de-ice system oper- ated b y either of the two vacuum pumps provides for continuous op- eratior and is available as optional equips lent. Red iced service costs have been achiev ;d with a new optional Cess- na-Cra fted oil filter which doubles the tine between oil changes, easier access to cabin speakers and anten- nas ar d the addition of a tunnel along he left side of the cabin wall for ea: ier access to electronics and system; wiring. Additional features include extra panel qpace for center mounting of electro nics equipment, new optional anti-pr ?cipitation antenna for static free A DF reception, new control wheel with built-in rheostatically contro led map light and additional aft travel of pilot and front pas- senger seat for easier entry and exit. Nev 80-inch lightweight propel- lers, six pounds lighter than previo is models, have a lower pitch angle hat improves starting char- acteris ics. Other features include Approved For Release 2006/11/16: CIA-RDP84-00780R000400350023-7 Approved For Release 2006/11/16: CIA-RDP84-0078OR000400350023-7 new push-button starters, individual magneto switches and new color coded flap indicator showing flap extension speeds for instant reading. The 310 I is available in a new three-color exterior paint design in a choice of 12 combinations. In- teriors may be selected in four com- binations of vinyl and nylon fabrics with interlaced silver and gold me- tallic threads. Standard seating in- cludes two individual front seats and a luxurious two or three pas- senger reclining rear scat. Three other optional seating arrangements for four, five or six persons are available. A total of 2,000 Model 310's have been built since Cessna introduced the first model in late 1954. More than 1,800 commercial customers have purchased 310's while the Air Force has taken delivery of 195 for administrative and personnel trans- portation. Air Force 310's have logged more than 700,000 hours of flight time and have one of the highest utiliza- tion rates and lowest maintenance costs of any aircraft in USAF in- ventory. Designated U-3A's and U- 3B's, these aircraft have averaged more than 60 hours per airplane per month since delivery. San Francisco Elects At its annual meeting the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of National Aeronautic Association elected Raymond P. Bartlett, Presi- dent, succeeding James L. Cock- burn, Jr. Mr. Bartlett is with the Standard Oil Company at 320 Mar- ket Street in San Francisco. First Vice President is John G. Maggi of 295 W. 141st Street, San Leandro. Eugene M. Barbero was named Second Vice President. He is with the Shell Oil Company at 100 Bush Street in San Francisco. George II. Penny was re-elected Secretary. He lives at 2431 Yorba Street. Guarding the Treasury is R. J. Jones, also with the Standard Oil Company at 225 Bush Street. Named as Directors are Anthony Stadleman, Herb Jacobs, Thomas Angell, Ralph Kummer, retiring President James L. Cockburn, Jr. and James F. Ricklefs of Rick Heli- copters, Inc. on San Francisco In- ternational Airport. 310 I PERFORMANCE AND SPECIFICATIONS GROSS WEIGHT 5100lbs. 47001bs. 43001bs. Maximum Take-Off Weight 5100 lbs. Maximum Landing Weight 5100 lbs. SPEED: BEST POWER MIXTURE Maximum at Sea Level Maximum Recommended Cruise 75% Power @ 6500 Ft. RANGE: NORMAL LEAN MIXTURE Maximum Recommended Cruise 780 miles 797 miles 807 miles 75% Power @ 6500 Ft. 3.5 hours 3.5 hours 3.5 hours 100 Gallons, No Reserve 221 mph 225 mph 228 mph Maximum Recommended Cruise 1015 miles 1036 miles 1049 miles 75% Power @ 6500 Ft. 4.6 hours 4.6 hours 4.6 hours 130 Gallons, No Reserve 221 mph 225 mph 228 mph Maximum Range @ 10,000 Ft. 980 miles 1020 miles 1080 miles 100 Gallons, No Reserve 5.5 hours 5.8 hours 6.2 hours 180 mph 178 mph 1.76 mph Maximum Range @ 10,000 Ft. 1270 miles 1330 miles 1410 miles 130 Gallons, No Reserve 7.1 hours 7.5 hours 8.0 hours 180 mph 178 mph 176 mph RATE OF CLIMB @ SEA LEVEL Twin Engine 1590 ft/min. 1795 ft/min. 2070 ft/min. Single Engine 360 ft/ min. 460 ft/min. 560 ft/min. SERVICE CEILING Twin Engine 20,300 ft. 22,000 ft. 23,700 ft. Single Engine 7500 ft. 9300 ft. 10,850 ft. TAKE-OFF @ SEA LEVEL Ground Run 1385 ft. 1260 ft. 1080 ft. Total Distance over 50 ft. obs. 1640 ft. 1490 ft. 1270 ft. LANDING @ SEA LEVEL Landing Roll 960 ft. 730 ft. 565 ft. Total Distance over 50 ft. obs. 1540 ft. 1315 ft. 1145 ft. EMPTY WEIGHT 3094 lbs. 3094 lbs. 3094 lbs. BAGGAGE 600 lbs. 600 lbs. 600 lbs. WING LOADING Pounds/Square Ft. POWER LOADING Pounds /Horsepower FUEL CAPACITY: Total Standard 102 gal. 102 gal. 102 gal. Optional 133 gal. 133 gal. 133 gal. OIL CAPACITY: Total 6 gal. 6 gal. 6 gal. POWER: Two 6-Cylinder Fuel Injection I0-470-U Engines, 260 rated horsepower at 2625 rpm Nom: Single-Engine Service Ceiling increases 425 feet each 30 minutes of flight. Map -7)"i-P., 7e4 t, 111111111 Approved For Release 2006/11/16: CIA-RDP84-0078OR000400350023-7 Approved For Release 2006/11/16: CIA-RDP84-0078OR000400350023-7 Model 411 Soon Cessna has completed the major portion of the development on its new twin-engine executive Model 411 and is now accepting firm or- ders at a base retail price not to ex- ceed $120,000. First production models of the six-to-seven-place aircraft are ex- pected to be available during the winter of 1964-65. The company revealed that flight development and structural testing have been finished and the airplane has been released for tooling, which is nearly completed, and subsequent production. A detailed breakdown of speci- fications and performance will be announced in the near future. Federation Aeronautique Internationale Continued from page 5 type of society work. It gives one an opportunity to meet progressive and high-caliber people from other countries, and through the inter- change in committee activity pro- vides perspective and point of view of people brought up and motivated by different cultural conditions. Also, it gives one an understanding of the difficulties of idea exchange and transmission of information correc ly and within the right frame of reference from one lan- guage to another. Today, through the va it increase in transportation and communication, we are con- tinuall' coming closer and more intimai ely involved with the peo- ple of ither nations. This is one of many international organizations throng i which we as a country and as indi,iduals are able to implement this in erplay in communication to better understand our foreign neighb irs so that we are able to live to tether with them in a more friendl,, and peaceful community. Den'er Chartered At 1 Ong last Denver, one of the busiest spots in general aviation, has an Aei o Club Affiliate of the Na- tional aeronautic Association. The creatio a of the new organization is due entirely to the energy and en- thusias n of Jack Lowe, Mountain Region Vice President of NAA, who si,ned up 31 charter members. At press time, we do not have the lis of Officers of the Denver Aero Club. Jack Lowe stated that E. B. leppesen of Denver will be President and that the remainder of the Officers and Directors will be am ounced at the time of the first fc rural meeting of the organi- zation alanned for late February or early P larch. Mr. Jeppesen is a Di- rector of National Aeronautic As- sociatii to and a prominent figure in genera aviation. He and Jack Lowe may v ell develop one of the most active Aero Club? in the country. NA, i long has desired an affili- ate in Denver. The area not only is extremely active with personal and busine! s aircraft, but also provides flying country unexcelled for the Europ:an type of competition which NAA hopes to develop in this cc untry. Both Lowe and Jep- pesen are extremely busy men. Jack I as been almost commuting betwec n Denver and his interests in Tahiti, and Jepp has been travel- ing extensively in Europe in de- velopii g the rapidly expanding busine! s of the E. B. Jeppesen Com- pany. Despite the demands upon their t me the two men have made a real , contribution to aviation with the orb anization of the Denver Aero Club. Approved For Release 2006/11/16: CIA-RDP84-0078OR000400350023-7 Approved For Release 2006/11/16: CIA-RDP84-00780R000400350023-7 HAVE YOU RENEWED YOUR MEMBERSHIP FOR 1964? Approved For Release 2006/11/16: CIA-RDP84-00780R000400350023-7 Approved For Release 2006/11/16: CIA-RDP84-0078OR000400350023-7 JOIN NAA NOW KEEP AMERICA FIRST IN 'rHE AIR THE NATIONAL AERONAUTIC ASSOCIATION is the oldest non-prDfit national aviation organization in America; chartered in 1922 as the successor to the hero Club of America, founded in 1905. Its efforts and its resources are directed to the ac vancement of all ele- ments of flight, grinding no personal or political axe for one at the expense of another. 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