During the last five years, aircraft have become an integral part of national life. Military men have seen them develop from novel contraptions of doubtful effectiveness into most important weapons. The commercial development has been even more striking, but it has taken place so quietly that it has passed almost unnoticed. Five years ago, the most optimistic aeronautic enthusiasts did not visualize what is today an accomplished fact. It was doubtful even two years ago if people would fly. The doubt has been dispelled completely, and a new vista has opened up. Air transport is today established on a sound, economic basis. This is of importance not only to our economic life, but, as will be developed in this paper, it has an important bearing on our security.
Air Transport and Security
By E. E. Wilson