AERONAUTICS: Service

Airways along the Pacific Coast are dotted with "service stations" marked by neon-lighted towers—aircraft fueling points erected by Richfield Oil Co. of California. With similar foresight, Richfield Oil Corp. of New York last week announced its first floating service station, specially built to supply seaplanes and watercraft. All tanks are below deck, with no projection above except an office at the stern. The fuelling pumps are sunk in pits to safeguard the wings of aircraft drawn alongside. Richfield plans 99 similar units, painted with blue & buff checks for easy recognition from...

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