German civil aviation today holds a leading position in the world, and the story of its rise to that position is one of the most interesting in our series on civil aircraft of the world.
German airways are controlled by a corporation, Deutsche Lufthansa, or, as it is popularly known, DLH. The network of routes is the closest in Europe, and these routes have been developed in the face of great difficulties, especially as German aviation was affected by the aftermath of the war of 1914-
For some years after the Armistice the Germans produced no Service aircraft, and the prestige that German aviation has today is due to the pioneer work carried out in the early years of civil aviation development. This chapter is by Sidney Howard.
One of the most popular of the light aeroplanes is the Cub, known until recently as the Taylor Cub. It is now manufactured by the Piper Aircraft Corporation of Pennsylvania, USA. These aircraft are built in large numbers and which may be used from land, water or ice. This chapter, by Arthur Clark, provides a full description of these popular aircraft. The article is the first in a new series on Light Aeroplanes.
The Winner of the Schneider Trophy in 1923
THE AMERICAN SEAPLANE which won the Schneider Trophy race in 1923. Lieutenant D. Rittenhouse gained first place in this Curtiss aircraft at a speed of 177.38 miles an hour. The American entries were backed in 1923 by the United States Government, which paid the expenses and supplied specially trained pilots to fly the seaplanes. In Great Britain private enterprise supplied entries.
The Cub Monoplane
THE MAXIMUM SPEED of the Cub monoplane is 87 miles an hour; its landing speed is about 30 miles an hour. It is a high-