WINGS AFTER WAR by S. Paul Johnston


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The author of Flying Fleets, Nrisons Unlimited, etc. now limits the horizons of postwar aviation as he discusses the future of the air industry for the decade following the war, and drives home the fact that progress will not be as meteoric as the popularisers have been predicting. A helicopter in every garage is not on the immediate schedule; few will be able to afford personal flying even in cheaper models; travel will continue to be predominantly by rail; air rates wont drop materially for some time; earge transportation by air and overseas travel will develop slowly; the industry will not be stabilised after peace conversion for another five years and its future even then is largely dependent on the government's position as to extension of airdromes and airways. A feet-on-the-ground approach to a topic that has been heading-late-the-louds with wild prophesying, extensive conjecture, etc. A book that needed to be written.

Pub Date: April 20th, 1944
Publisher: Duell, Sloan & Pearce