INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT by George Scullin

INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A survey of the history, operations and continuing growth of Kennedy International Airport on New York's Long Island. As the spectrum of aviation advances, everything is roger and ""futurizing."" The author's treatment is in a Time-Life vein but he does seem to cover the genesis and development from land drains to traffic control. The airport has flourished from La Guardia's purchase of ""Idlewild"" land in 1941, and the facts are given on various phases of extension, acquisition, improvement of facilities, on to the arrival of jets and accompanying problems. The author passes off airily the matter of congested airways although pointing ahead, comfortably, to a proposed collision avoidance system. Mr. Scullin's statement that air collisions and near misses have been decreasing, that those which occurred were ""near fields not under FAA's control"" is highly controversial. Airport doings are becoming more of general interest these days, but this is too pat and wide-eyed a treatment.

Pub Date: Oct. 17th, 1968
Publisher: Little, Brown