Transport: Roper's Rules

Almost since the first scheduled airliner roared off U. S. runways and especially since traffic lanes were established in the sky, civilian pilots have contested the right of transport companies and airports to restrict their flying. This week, however, a set of re-codified and revised Civil Air Regulations, signed by Secretary of Commerce Roper, takes effect.

Months of conferences held by the Bureau of Air Commerce with military officials, airline operators, private flyers, airport operators and experts made a tedious job of the revision of hundreds of rules. Under the Federal law which...

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