Education: Grounds for Flight

The true university approach to aviation goes a long way beyond motors and wings. Just how far it goes was suggested last week as the University of Illinois got ready to turn the sod on what will be the No. 1 university-owned airfield in the U.S. The 800-acre, $2,500,000 Champaign County field will be the center of many kinds of research. Possibilities:

¶ Agriculture: development of nonskid grass for landing fields.

¶ Dentistry: prevention of loss of fillings at high altitudes.

¶ Medicine: study of the effect of temperature and diet on flyers.

¶ Pharmacy: how to fly rare drugs and...

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