How Air France serves Europe and links Chile with Indo-
A Wibault 282 Monoplane
ONE OF THE GOLDEN CLIPPERS. This low-
How the successful Orville and Wilbur Wright aeroplane of 1903 was developed from glider designs. When we reflect on the part that France has played and still plays in world aviation it is a remarkable thing that France should have shared the world’s indifference to the momentous achievement of the Wright brothers, who made the first power-
The scientific applications of cameras specially designed to work from aircraft. Everybody has now become familiar with the bird’s-
Pan American Flying Boat in the Harbour at Auckland
THE PAN AMERICAN AIRWAYS FLYING BOAT, SAMOAN CLIPPER, in the harbour at Auckland, New Zealand. This flying boat made two trips across the pacific from the United States to New Zealand, to survey the route for a regular service. On the first official flight from San Francisco, the flying boat met with disaster.
Swinging the Compass of an Avro Anson
SWINGING THE COMPASS OF AN AVRO ANSON. The metal in an aeroplane produces inaccuracies in the readings shown by its compass. These inaccuracies vary with the compass bearing in which the aircraft is pointing. They are corrected as far as possible by small magnets placed in the compass. The residual difference between compass bearings and the correct magnetic bearings are termed deviation. Deviation readings are taken at bearings 45 degrees apart. This process is known as swinging the compass, and is carried out on a circular concrete base on which are marked true magnetic bearings.
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
OBLIQUE AIR VIEW of the city of Providence, Rhode Island, USA. The camera in the aircraft is inclined at an angle of about twenty degrees below the horizontal to obtain the best effect. It is noticeable how well buildings, trees, roads, rails and waterways stand out in such photographs.
The European Network of Air France
THE EUROPEAN NETWORK OF AIR FRANCE is centred in Paris. This map shows how various capital and other cities are connected; in addition, it indicates the beginnings of the great trunk routes to South America and to French Indo-
Two Great Trunk Lines Operated by Air France
TWO GREAT TRUNK LINES are operated by Air France. One line, trending south-
Distances From New Zealand
THE DISTANCE FROM NEW ZEALAND TO AUSTRALIA is about 1,300 miles. There have been several notable flights across the Tasman Sea which separates the two Dominions. To fly across this sea from New Zealand is more difficult than to fly in the opposite direction, because the east to west flight is against the prevailing winds.