A reclaimed swamp that was made into a great aerodrome. The geographical position of Singapore makes the island extremely important as a junction in the world’s airway system. One of the finest airports in the world was opened at the city of Singapore on June 12, 1937. The building of the airport was a well-
The Official Opening of the Singapore Airport
THE FLY PAST AT THE OFFICIAL OPENING of the Singapore airport on June 12, 1937. In the foreground is part of the concrete “apron”, with one of the curved taxying strips running away towards the water in the background. This water includes the seaplane channel and anchorage.
Rapid preparation of detailed maps and plans with the help of aircraft. Air photography has become an important science chiefly because there is everywhere an unceasing demand for maps. Photography has been called upon to lend its aid in mapping. It is only since the advent of the modern aeroplane that photography has played any considerable part in map compilation. This chapter is by Squadron Leader P R Burchall, and includes a photogravure supplement. It is the first article in the series on Air Photography.
The Production of “Mosaics”
THE PRODUCTION OF “MOSAICS”, which consist of a number of related air photographs of the ground. The photographs are all to the same scale and are joined together on a support of plywood or stout linen. These “mosaics” are invaluable for obtaining a general view of all the details of a locality.