THE PRESIDENCY: ?th Freedom

To many airmen, the Administration's postwar air-commerce policy seems to be flying blind, while the crew sits in the cabin amiably discussing meaningless generalities. Last week the U.S. public learned that the Chief Pilot was sitting back there, too.

At his press conference, the President discussed postwar plans for air commerce. He was not alarmed by the fact that other nations would own the U.S.-built airports around the globe. He thought that nations should permit the airlines of other nations to stop and refuel on international flights.

One way that U.S. high-cost airlines might meet low-cost foreign competition, he said, was subsidies....

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