Transport: Wiper

First part of an airplane to ice up in heavy weather is its windshield. It usually becomes opaque as a bathroom window long before wings and propeller begin to take on ice. Standard flying-field crack to pilots complaining about this phenomenon is "Get yourself a windshield wiper." Last week this ironic wheeze became reasonable advice.

Announced by Air Associates, Inc., for pilots who want more than a peek at the ground out of an open side window before landing in rain or ice, was a windshield wiper which is designed to: 1) keep ice off the glass, and 2) scrub it dry...

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