Aeronautics: Rumbling & Goosing

Not long ago Oliver Edwin Simmonds, M. P., British aircraft designer and lecturer, toured the airlines of the U. S. He told what he saw and what he thought about it in the issue of The Aeroplane which reached the U. S. last week.

To Mr. Simmonds the two worst features of U. S. air transport are noise and "rumbling." The noise evil has been effectively attacked since his visit; the Curtiss "silent" Condor and the new Douglas Airliner have reduced cabin decibels to approximately the same level as a Pullman.

"Rumbling" is a word unknown in U. S. aviation. Mr. Simmonds defined...

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