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Battery Park, New York.—This photo by U. S. Air Service is declared to be the most remarkable aerial ever taken.

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1921

COPYRIGHT, 1921, BY
MANUFACTURERS AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATION, INC.

NEW YORK CITY

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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CHAPTER

I The Commercial Airplane Tries Its Wings; Notable Achieve-

ments of the Year; American Aeronautics Encounters Ob-

stacles; More than 15,000,000 Miles Flown in the United

States

II Aerial Transport; One Thousand Aircraft Put to Business

Uses; Lines Established Over the Water; Land Planes

Meet Need Where Rail and Road Transportation Is In-

adequate

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III Mail Aircraft Fly 8000 Miles Daily; Lines Link United

States with Canada and Cuba; Time Between Atlantic and

Pacific Reduced from 24 to 42 Hours: Many Extensions

Planned

22

IV Aerial Forest Patrol Extended; Timber Cruiser Takes to the

Air; Forest Observers Fight Pests as Well as Fires; Air-

craft in Mine Rescue Jork

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V New Marine Uses for Aircraft; Seaplanes Now “The Eyes

of the Fishing Fleet"; Sealing Operations in the Arctic;

U. S. Coast Guard Saves Life and Property at Sea 44

VI Aerial Photography; - Its Uses in Surveying, Map Making,

Exploration, City Planning, etc.; How Aerial Maps Are

Made

VII Aircraft the New Vehicle for News Gathering; How Flying

Has Affected the Planning and Execution of Motion Pic-

tures

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VIII Imperative Need for Immediate Federal Control of the Air;

Action Urged by States, Leading Aeronautical, Legal and

Defense Bodies; Analysis of International Aerial Conven-

tion

69

IX Air Ports; Ground Organization; Aerial Communications 78

X Aeronautics in National Defense; Military and Naval Avia-

tion

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XI Governmental Policies After the War; Aircraft the Deciding

Factor; Civilian Reserve in Trained Personnel and Pro-

duction Resources Necessary to National Defense . 95

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Introduction and Index

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