THE RIGHT TO FLY by John C. Cooper


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An analysis of the international implications of the right to fly, as today, as in 1918, another world war may or may not be made possible according to the controls which are imposed. How air power is the most dynamic force in the life of nations today; the control of air space, the various discussions, debates, which have led to national control of air space which mitigates against international authority; the capacity to fly, and the elements which affect it; what happened in 1919- with history repeating itself now if once again we have military restrictions but no commercial restrictions. The problems which reduction of air power entail -- as long as air transport and trade continue. The Chicago Conference of 1944 which was the first real world organization for civil aviation; and finally the flying potential, geographic advantages of Russia, Britain, the U.S.A.- and various other countries individually estimated. The conclusion here is of course that no peace can prevail if the German and Japanese right to fly is not placed under the authority of the United Nations...A well- documented evaluation for those concerned.

Pub Date: July 14th, 1947
Publisher: Holt