National Geographic : 1943 Dec
Reunion on the Field of Battle These are Fairchild alumni-fighting men from Norway, Canada, the U.S.A. Though they come from different parts of the world, these skillful warriors of the United Nations Air Forces have much in common. Typical of thousands of fliers on every fighting front, each was given an intensive course in a Fairchild Primary Trainer as one important step on the road to winning his wings. Their meeting upon some distant airfield is virtually a reunion of "old grads" of the same Alma Mater. It is easy to understand why the Air Forces choose Fairchilds for primary training. There is the element of added safety. For ex ample: quick take-offs and steep climbs can be performed by novices in a Fairchild Trainer with out danger of stalling, which caused so many fatal- ities in the last war. The trainee, behind a 175 or a 200 horsepower Ranger engine, just "pours on the coal" and he's quickly in the air with a lot of runway to spare. And when it comes to acrobatics, which give a trainee an intimate feel of the controls and teach him instinctive flying, a Fairchild is the answer to an instructor's prayer. No need to crush the student's confidence by telling him not to dive at 200 miles an hour. Just teach him all the tricks in the bag, with the full knowledge that safety has been built into every inch of every Fairchild Trainer. Maneuverability with great safety, and rugged landing characteristics-forwhich all Fairchild trainers are famous-provide the foundation stone of Fairchild's "touch of tomorrow in the planes of today." BUY U. S. WAR BONDS AND STAMPS (^TAIRCHI.LD ENGINEANDAIRPLANECORPORATION 30 ROCKEFELLER PLAZA, NEW YORK Ranger Aircraft Engines Division,Farmingdale, 1.. * Fairchild Aircraft Division, Hagerstown,Md.... Burlington, N.C. * Duramold Division, New York,N.Y.