AVIATION: All Dressed Up

U.S. aviation looked very much like a sprightly young man all dressed up in fine clothes but with few places to go outside his own yard.

It had brand-new charters from the Civil Aeronautics Board to fly around the world (TIME, Aug. 12). The airlines who got them were busily readying great new planes, arranging for bases, planning schedules. But this week the U.S. had still to get them the necessary permission from many of the countries over which they would have to fly. Still posted against regular peacetime airline traffic were such key areas as Newfoundland, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil,...

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