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Lieutenant R. G. Pennoyer, U. S. Navy.—Commander Jackson has given the service an excellent idea of the "Employment and Tactics of Aircraft in Naval Warfare," and in view of the fact that his article is one of the first and most exhaustive ever written on this subject for the benefit of the Naval Service, it is of particular interest and value.
The author has been careful to state in his footnote that since the author is not an aviator, many of the statements in this article regarding conditions in the air have been taken from the expert opinions of aviators. Undoubtedly these advisers have been heavier than air pilots, and from the standpoint of the heavier than air pilot there is very little in this article to criticize.
On the other hand these advisers have had very little if any experience with lighter than air craft, particularly rigid airships, and in consequence the author has made a very bad case for this type of aircraft.