Bishop, Lieutenant-Colonel William A.
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The Royal Air Force. The policy of the Air Ministry in London to pursue with all keenness every avenue of research and development in flying. The finest aeroplanes in the world today those of the Royal Air Force. A review of the enormous strides that have been made in aviation. The unique opportunities for training in the Royal Air Force. The major part of the civil side of flying in Great Britain today done by the Imperial airways, a company subsidized by the Government. Air as a more serious method of transportation. Distinguishing between machines, in some detail. The speaker's opinion that the future of the air lies entirely with the heavier-than-air machines. The lack of genuine air accidents. Why accidents do happen. Three main types of aircraft apart from the dirigible. The military aeroplane. Aircraft used in the carriage of goods and passengers, on a dividend-earning basis as the principal branch of civil aviation. Safety considerations. The type of aeroplane which corresponds to the privately-owned motorcar. The future of flying. Overcoming bad weather and fog. The development of wireless control from the ground. Some reminiscences about the early days of flying. The universal ability to fly, with examples. Some of the speaker's personal experiences. Tales of Richthofen and war battles. Paying tribute to one of the greatest fliers of all time, the late Colonel W.B. Barker. The future of aviation in Canada.