Whirring motors in the air kept Emil Glatt and his wife from sleeping, frightened his chickens to death, made his cows stingy, annoyed his horses. So last week he went to court in Nebraska, asking $10,000 damages from the Standard Aircraft Corporation and an injunction to prevent planes from flying low over his farm.

Legal intricacies such as this are by no means the least of aviation's concern. Forty-eight states are seeking the perfect code to answer all such problems. Eager to be in the forefront of trailblazers, New York State last week passed...

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