National Geographic : 1944 Aug
Flight Plan for New Frontiers Swift progress is in the air . . . both figuratively and literally . . . for our neighbors to the South. Vast land areas-far reaches of the interior fabulously rich-beckon our vigorously air-minded amigos. Air trails already web the maps. Fairchild planes play a vital role in the ambitious plans of the Latin American nations. They have long been familiar sights in the skies above Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay and I ruguay. Colombia and Peru will see them soon. Fairchilds ply the Amazon trade routes for Panuir do Brasil. Many are used in private flying. Hundreds of Fairchild PT-19's train military pilots of Ihese nations. Still others serve as military taxicabs for air force liaison. Keen interest is being shown in the multi-purpose Fairchild AT-21. And still greater attention follows the development of the revolutionary new Fairchild all-metal Cargo plane. Today, in her own factories, Brazil is turning out Fairchild planes and soon will be building Ranger engines. From Fairchild and Ranger en gineers she is acquiring the knowledge and engineering data necessary to produce them in quantity. Whatever the direction of their aviation activi ties, these nations have had the friendly, interested cooperation of Fairchild's experts, backed by the full resources of an organization whose credo it has always been to build "the touch of tomorrow in the planes of today." BUY U. S. WAR BONDS AND STAMPS .FFAIRCHILD ENGINE AND AIRPLANE CORPORATION 30 ROCKEFELLER PLAZA, NEW YORK Runger Aircraft EnqinCs Division, Farmingdale, L.1 . * Fairchild Aircraft Division, Hagerstown, Md....Burlington, N. C. Durarnold Division, New York, N.Y. subsidiaryy Al-Firn corporation , New York, N.Y. * Affiliated. Stratos Corporation, New York, N. Y .