Transport: National Scandal

The commercial airport which handles the heavy air traffic in & out of the Capital of the U. S. has been cursed by pilots for a decade. Fifty Eastern Airliners and 16 American Airliners take off from or land at the Washington Airport every day. Yet it is small, partly undrained and bumpy, and the approaches are menaced by factories, high tension lines, a bluff, several structures on the field including a blimp hangar. A highway runs across the field; a military guard and stoplights are supposed to halt automobiles when planes are coming...

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