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Pulp Air Transport

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Lists of fixed-wing aircraft:

A through G

H through Z

The mighty dirigibles in service

The mysterious Tiger Moth

The Heinkel Blitz in detail

Rotorcraft of the Thirties

Shorter list of seaplanes

The Dornier-X in detail

The Ju-52/3m in detail

The Royal Air Force

The strange flapters

German saucers

Scout Ship

Air routes



refuelling rates 


gallons per minute

hand-cranked pump (typically attached to a 55 gallon drum)


drum or source above the aircraft fuel tank (but good luck lifting a 55 gallon drum!)


fuel "bowser" truck, 800 gallon capacity


typical "built-in" airfield refueling pump 

50 to 100

emergency fuel pump installed aboard aircraft

1 per engine


     Training in England takes about 50 hours, at about £1 per hour; for commercial "dual" training, about £2 per hour. 

     Packed pilot's silk parachutes start at about £30; the parachute and harness of a German paratrooper costs £50.

     In the United States, an airline pilot earns $150 to $250 per month, plus $200 to $300 per month based on actual flying hours. Female cabin attendants earn at least $100 per month. A flight mechanic (often carried on airplanes, and sometime with a co-pilot's license) earns at least $140 per month in the U.S.; an airline shop or overhaul mechanic, about $64 per month.

     The average passenger air fare in the United States in 1929 was 12 cents per mile; by 1934 it is 6 cents per mile.


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