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October 19, 1939 - Image 8

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THE MICHIGAN DAILY THURSDAY,
Civil Aeronautics Students Find Wage Hours Chie Lectures On Navy Here Are Odds
w-.. Begin October 26 If You amblse
Groundschool Training Thorough
."A series of lectuirs rovering the -ANOVRFP TrTr .-1P

department. By HERVIE HAUFLER
The award is made annually with i Fifty-one students selected fqr,
training in the Civil Aeronautics
the proceeds of a fund set up in 1929 Authority groundschool are learning
by Thomas Bertrand Bronson, '81, in ! that there is more to flying than
memory of Calvin Thomas, '74, pro- jockeying a joystick and yelling
fessor of German here at the Univer-. "Contact" to a mechanic.
sity from 1878 to 1896, and is called The fifty are being taught the
the Bronson-Thomas Prize in Ger- rules and theories that precede flight.
man. They are learning the less glamorous
Undergraduates who wish to enter essentials of air regulations, naviga-
the contest, which will be held in tion, meteorology, engines and in-
March, 1940, should register as soon Atruments.
as possible at the German depart- ConductEd By Students
ment office, where they will receive Divided into three parts, thea
details as to what subject matter to groundschool is conducted by three
use. students who completed the CAA
-course last year. These students are
Samuel Taubman, '40E, Byrl F.
Wolverine To Sponsor Schaubert, '40F&C, and John P. Viv-
Coffee Hour At 3 P.M. an, Jr., '42E.
The grohndschool will include 72
Inaugurating a new series of in- class hours of training in nine dif-
formal snial activitis --r a ferent fields and will be completed

probably before the end of the first
semester. At the end of the course
the student must pass an official
examination in order to qualify for
a private pilot's certificate of com-
petency.
Initiating the course will be two
hours of insruction in the History of
Aviation, including descriptions of
the first legendary efforts at flight,
the development of early types of
balloons and gliders and finally the
development of motor-driven craft.
Proper behavior in the air is
stressed during the 12 hours of in-
struction which will be devoted to
civil air regulations-the rules of
air traffic and the privileges and
limitations of pilots.
Blind Flying Stressed
No less important to the pilot is the
ability to find his way on long flight's
or in fogs that require instrument
flying. In the 15 hours spent on navi-
gation the student wild be introduced
to maps and charts, the compass
and its errors. An additional five
hours will be used in the study of
aviation instruments to acquaint the
fledgeling with the functions of the
control panel.
Meteorology, of the fine art of
weather forecasting, will receive 15
hours of attention. Weather maps
will be explored, cloud formations
analyzed and the general principles
of weather changes and climate out-
lined.
Only one hour (but probably one
that students will not want to miss)
will be devoted to parachutes--their
theory, construction, types, acer and,
most essential, use.

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Sigma Rho Tax To Debate
With Wayne On Patents
Sigma Rho Tau, honorary engin-
eering speech society, will send its
negative debate team to Wayne Uni-
'versity tonight to debate the ques-
tion, "Resolved: That the 17 Year
Period of Patent Protection Should
Be Shortened."
Members of the team who will make
the trip are Dean Woodbury, '42E,
Norman Taylor, '42E, Malcolm Bul-
mer, '42E, and John Hammelef, '42E.

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