AERONAUTICS: International Rules

European air transport lines cross national frontiers almost as frequently as U. S. planes traverse State boundaries. But there is no uniformity of rules or ground facilities, except between countries which have entered into special treaties. Although highly adaptable to international transit, aviation is proceeding along markedly nationalistic lines. For this reason the League of Nations transit organization at Geneva has asked eminent airmen for helpful suggestions. The message of Col. Charles Augustus Lindbergh, published last week: "A uniform [world] system of markings and signals should be decided upon, and a...

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