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Unformatted text preview: the Aviation Production Board Under its effects most of the American effort was limited to manufacturing aircraft and engines under license from European government The Board orders production of 45,000 engines but the US lacked an engine that could provide the horsepower or speed for a military aircraft In 1917 Packard Motors produced a 710 pound, 410 horsepower engine – the “Liberty” The “Liberty” used in the DeHavillan DH­4 is the US’s largest contribution World War I World Prior to the war the US had lost initiative in aviation to Europe Recognizing the importance of aviation the government in 1915 establishes the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) NACA’s mission is to direct and conduct experimentation in aeronautics NACA advises the government on issues such as air mail, night flight for air mail Also establishes the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory in Virginia for advanced testing Back to Airmail Back Remember our fascination with quickly communicating with one another ­ Remember the Pony Express? How about e­mail, & instant messaging Expediting mail delivery has always been a priority Back to Airmail Back The biggest catalyst for aviation growth in the United States is the US Post Office The Post Office is a true pioneer of aviation growth and regulation The aviation regulation process begins when the Post Office starts airmail operations in 1918 Back to Airmail Back The P...
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