Transport: Future View

Since it really got down to work 21 years ago, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (founded by Act of Congress in 1915) has turned out many a valuable contribution to aircraft and engine design. Its studious scientists, working in a grotesque collection of wind tunnels and other research machinery at Langley Field, Va., can point to NACA discoveries (cowlings, wing designs, etc.) on every airplane flying today.

Last week to Langley Field went some 400 aviation experts, manufacturers and operators to see what NACA has done since the doors of the laboratories...

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