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THEPROBLEMS
OFAIRPOWER

Major General Walter R. Agee, USAF
National Commander
Civil Air Patrol
Dr. Mervin K. Strickler Director of
Aviation Education CivilAir Patrol

PREFACE
The exercises and activities prescribed in this
workbook will help you attain the purposes of each
lesson. These purposes will be brought to your
attention by your instructor. No exercise is to be
attempted until your reading assignment has been
completed. Do not attempt the exercises until you have
made preparation after planning with the instructor and
paying heed to his presentation at the first lesson
session.
Do not hesitate to use every method at your command
in order to obtain essential information. Observe, read,
ask questions of your instructor and the resource
people that visit your classroom, you will note that
lessons are numbered in accordance with a natural
sequence and not with reference to a particular
workbook; for example, the first lesson of the
workbook: Aircraft in Flight is Lesson VII; that of the
workbook: Power for Flight is Lesson XIV. This
procedure is also used to identify the lesson plans of
the several booklets of the Instructor Guide series.
By means of a key your instructor will help you correct
Exercises I, 2, and 3 of each lesson. Since it has not
been possible to key the responses to Exercise 4, the
quality of these should be appraised during discussion
by students and instructor.

HAROLD E. MEHRENS, Editor
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PROBLEMS OFAIR POWER
LessonXXXVI
EXERCISE NO. 1
(You have 5 minutes to complete this exercise.) 1. Place a T in the
blank space preceding a true statement; place an F in the blank
space preceding a false statement.
a ................ Air power is to be thought of only in terms of military
aviation.
b .................
Air power is our modern method of preserving the peace.
c ……………
The stabilization of our aircraft manufacturing industry has no
relation to the strength of our air power.
d ...................Many air power problems have international
implication.
e .................
The aviation operations of the Army are only indirectly related to
the nation’s air power.
f…………… Rapid technological change makes the concentrated
production of military aircraft unwise.
g……………. In view of rapid technological changes taking place
in aviation, the concentrated production of a particular military
aircraft model appears wasteful.
h ................... Research is the key to the production of superior
quality aircraft.
i ................... A strong civil air transport system includes all aircraft
operations excepting utility aviation.
j ................
Air power begins and ends with a strong national economy.
EXERCISE NO. 2
(You have 10 minutes to complete this exercise.)
1. Fill in the blank spaces with the word, or words, that properly
complete the statement.
a. The prime essential of our defense preparations is
……………………………………………………………………………
……………………………..
b. Many of the complex problems that accompany the social
advance of air power remain ………………………………..

c. About one million people are employed in the t………………………
force of …………………………… aviation.
d. The ………………………
government plays a leading part in safety …………………………..
e. An essential ingredient of both civil and military aviation is
………………………………………………………………………
f. Although our national leaders recognize that …………………………….
of air power is important, current emphasis is placed upon its
………………………………………..
g. Peacetime military preparedness demands
continued ..............................
……………………..
h. Aviation is so important to national ……………………………… that
every branch of the ………………………………………. services makes
use of it.
i. It is not uncommon for a …………………………………………………
introduction to become
……………………………………………………………………… before
production orders are filled.
j. In the interest of national defense, our
……………………………………… must be kept
……………………………………..

EXERCISE NO. 3
(You have 5 minutes to complete this exercise.) 1. Draw a circle around the number
preceding the phrase which is best be make the statement a correct expression.
a. The problems of national and international aviation are predominantly:
1. Military
2. Utility
3. Civil and military
4. Civil
b. A strong air force requires that the following procedures be put into operation:
1. Principal preparedness efforts be devoted to achieving superiority of weapons.
2. Taxes be reduced in the interest of a strong economy
3. All air strength be concentrated within the air force.
4. Construction of more naval aircraft carriers.
c. Military aviation includes no aviation operations by the:
1. Army.
2. Marines.
3. ATA.
4. NASAO.
d. Air power begins and ends with:
1. Legislative appropriations.
3. Expanding manufacturing.
2. A strong national economy.
4. A skilled labor force.
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e. In a time of emergency the air force would NOT expect the following support from the civil air transport
system.
1. A reserve of aircraft.
3. Combat pilots.
2. Air transport crews.
4. A communications system.

EXERCISE NO. 4 (You have 15 minutes to complete this
exercise.)
1. List the four major elements of a strong modern air force.
2. List the components of our nation's air power.

LessonXXXVll
EXERCISE NO. 1
(you helve 5 minutes to complete this exercisel 1. Place a T in
the blank space preceding a true statement; place an F in the
blank space preceding a false statement
a ............... Over two and one half million tons of aerial bombs
were dropped on German targets during World War II.
b ................. One of today's average nuclear bombs contains
about one-fifth destructive power of a combined Allied bomb
tonnage dropped on Germany during World War II.
c ............... The decisive factor in ending World War II was the
atomic bomb.
d ……………… Today's H bombs are no more powerful than the
first hydrogen bomb exploded.
e ……………… Because of our atomic stock pile, our nation is
immune to attack.
f ……………… The Soviet Union has never conducted a
successful hydrogen bomb.
g ………….. The research engineers trained in the United States
are superior to those trained elsewhere.
h ……………. Sometimes the loss of allies is more damaging to
the national security of a country than would be a military defeat.
i. ………….. It is conceivable that a seemingly trifling local
incident might cause a third world war.
j ................. Under present world conditions and in the interest of
national economy, it appears proper to reduce the nation's
military air strength.

EXERCISE NO. 2
(You have 10 minutes to complete this exercise.)
1. Fill in the blank spaces with the word, or wards, that properly complete
the statement.
a. Russia operates between ……………………………….
and .................................
combat airplanes.
b. The explosion of the first atomic bomb blasted a hole in the earth’s
surface …………………… deep and ...........................
.................................... wide.
c. A fleet of bomber aircraft can fly from Moscow to New York in
about ……………………………
or …………………………….. hours.
d. The slogan "Air Power is Peace Power" already may have prevented a
………………………………………………………………….
e. In 1956 ......................... dollars out of every sixteen of the federal budget
went for the purchase of aircraft.
f. The objective of American air power seeks ………………………………
not ...................
g. Potential trouble spots exist throughout the world today in the
………………………………….., the ………………………………………..,
Africa, and Asia.
h. The American people appear to have chosen to ........................................
their …………………............ in air power.
i. Through bringing about a real peace, air power can open up world
channels for international ……………………………….. and
…………………………. improvements.
j. In 1956 the Untied States spent ............................
as much for military aircraft as it did in 1922, when the country was at war.
EXERCISE NO. 3
(You have 5 minutes to complete this exercise.)
1. Draw a circle around the number preceding the phrase which is best to
make the statement a correct expression.
a. During World War II the combined Allied bomb tonnage dropped on
German targets:
1. Was under 2,000,000 tons.
2
Contained about as much destructive power as a modern nuclear bomb.
3.
Contained
one-fifth as much destructive power of one about
average nuclear bomb.
4. Equalled the destructive power of a hydrogen bomb.
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b. A nation possessing nuclear bombs, the means to deliver them, and
supporting armament could control the destiny of the world:
1. If no other nation were so equipped.
2. If she wanted to use them against other nations.
3. Despite world opinion.
4. In the event of a preventive war.
c. The distance from Moscow to many major U. S. cities, translated into flying
time is:
1. About 10 hours.
3. Between 7 and 8 hours.
2. About 12 hours.
4. Under 4 hours.
d. The slogan "Air Power is Peace Power" is characterized by the following
attribute:
1 It is ineffectual.
3. It is expensive.
2. It is meaningless.
4. It is incorrect.
e. To fill military orders requires aeronautical products in the following amount
of the total of such products:
1. Between 15% and 25%.
3. Between 50% and 60%.
2. Between 35% and 50%.
4. Between 85% and 90%.

EXERCISE NO. 4
(You have 15 minutes to complete this exercise.)
1. Prepare an outline for a theme about the "Threat of Military Air
Power". Be sure to note down significant facts that should be
explained 2. Write a paragraph in which you justify the fact that such a
large part of the products of the aircraft industry is consumed by
military needs.

LessonXXXVIII
EXERCISE NO. 1
(you have 5 minutes to complete this exercise.) 1. Place a T in
the blank space preceding a true statement; place an F in the
blank space preceding a false statement.
a ……………… The chief problem of the aircraft manufacturing
industry is how to keep itself strong and ready enough to cope
with an emergency.
b …………………. In peacetime, the aircraft manufacturing
industry has been the most neglected of our major industries.
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c. .................. At the outbreak of the Korean War, the aircraft
industry was equipped to produce all the aircraft necessary to
wage a successful military operation.
d ……………….. The modern aircraft manufacturing operations
are so complex that it takes several companies to produce all the
parts an aircraft needs.
e .................. About eight years lead time is necessary to
produce an aircraft.
f ……………. Aircraft manufacturing plants make good military
targets.
g ……………… There is little relationship between progress
made in the field of electronics and efforts made to solve
aviation's problems.
h ................... The development of the transistor will save about
$50,000 in the construction and operating costs for one jet
bomber.
i …………………. In 1956 the decline in orders for military aircraft
was accompanied by a decline in orders for guided missiles.
j ……………… Recently, changes in the nation's international
policies have caused a reduction in the number of military aircraft
ordered.

EXERCISE NO. 2 (You have 10 minutes to
complete this exercise.)

1. Fill in the blank spaces with the word, or words, that properly
complete the statement.
a. Wartime industrial aviation represented .................................
per cent of the country's total defense effort during World War II.
b. During World War II over ……………..
million people worked in airplane factories.
c. Between the years 1941 and 1945, aircraft manufacturers
turned out approximately ........................
military planes.
d. When the Korean War broke out, our entire military aircraft
production rate was about ………………………………..
planes per year.
e. North American Aviation went from a …………………… of
……………………. million dollars in 1945 to a ………………….. of
......................
million dollars 1947.

f. A long-range aircraft procurement program will permit the nation to
buy its air power ................... per cent cheaper than it has been able to
do in the past.
g. The time that it takes to develop o new combat plane from the
drawing board to production is called
………………………………………………..
h. About 50 per cent of the cost of producing military aircraft in 1950
was paid to ………………………………….
small businesses.
i. It is estimated that (in 1956) ......................................
billion dollars will be spent for civil air transport to be delivered by
1956.
j. Since 1950 the nation has spent ……………………………………….
billion dollars for military aircraft.

EXERCISE NO. 3
(You have 5 minutes to complete this exercise.) 1. Draw a circle around the
number preceding the phrase which is best to make the statement a correct
expression.
a. Since its earliest beginnings the history of the aircraft manufacturing industry
has been characterized by a:
1. Steady continuous growth.
3. Marked success.
2. Periods either of feast or famine.
4. Need for engineers.
b. From a production of 2,195 military aircraft in the year 1939, United States
production by 1944 had reached a peak production of:
1. 24,000 planes.
3. 96,000 planes.
2. 56,000 planes.
4. 104,000 planes.
c. During World War II, of the country's total defense effort, industrial aviation
accounted for:
1. 10%
2. 28%
3. 35%
4. 50%
d. Because of the fact that our aircraft manufacturing industry was allowed to
deteriorate following World War II, the following occurred:
1. Tax payers were saved large sums of money.
2. Aircraft used in Korea were inferior to the Russian "Migs.”
3. It cost $3,530,000,000 to get back into production.
4. A guided missile program was begun.
e. It has been estimated that a stable aircraft manufacturing industry and a
long range aircraft procurement program will make it possible for the nation to
save the following percentage on its purchases of military aircraft:
1. 25%.
2. 35%.
3. 50%.
4. 65%.
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EXERCISE NO. 4
(You have 15 minutes to complete this exercise.)
1. From information in Chapter II, The Problems of Air Power, chart the
growth of the aircraft industry from 1939 to 1956. Explain the decline in
1946 and 1947.
2. What is the major problem facing the aircraft manufacturing industry?
Suggest solutions.

LessonXXXIX
EXERCISE NO. 1
(You have 5 minutes to complete this exercise.)
1. Place a T in the blank space preceding a true statement; place an F
in the blank space preceding a false statement.
a ................... The Kelly Bill made it possible to award mail contracts to
airlines………………
b ……………….. Today we have 20 times as many miles of air routes
over the United States as we had in 1926.
c …………….The McNary-Watres Bill required airlines to carry
passengers.
d .……………. After the Air Commerce Act of 1926, federal control of
aviation became entirely effective.
e ……………. Air commerce in the United States is regulated under
authority which is granted to the federal government by the
Constitution.
f …………….. In 1956 only about 50 per cent more cities were served
by the airlines than were served in 1938.
g…………. During World War II a tremendous international air
transport system came jnto being.
h .............. A task force known as CRAF is an auxiliary of the USAF.
i …………… In 1947 the air transport industry operated at a loss of
$22,000,000.
j………………. In some countries civil airline operation is a part of the
military aviation program.
EXERCISE NO. 2
(You have 10 minutes to complete this exercise.)
1. Fill in the blank spaces with the word, or words, that properly
complete
the statement.
a. The first commercial aviation service was
……………………………………….
the …………………………………..

b. In 1925 much of the flying activity through the United States was
centered around ……………………………………………………….
shows
c. After the year ..................................... air mail contractors began
to purchase .................................................. carrying aircraft.
d. By the year ……………………………………….. the airlines were
becoming self-sufficient.
e. On February 9, 1934, the government cancelled all
………………………………. ………………………………………
……………………………
f. The function of the ………………….. ………………………
………………… of 1938 was not only to regulate the airlines but to
………………………………………. their growth.

g. In 1956 the number of scheduled airlines had grown from 22
to .......................
h. The Air Transport Command helped change the
………………………………….
of world ..........................................
i. The Civil Reserve Air Fleet is made up of
approximately .................................... aircraft
j. In 1953 it was decided to separate
mail ......................................
from …………………………

EXERCISE NO. 3
( Yo u h a v e 5 m i n u t e s t o c o m p l e t e t h i s e x e r c i s e . )
1. Draw a circle around the number preceding the phrase which is best
to make the statement a correct expression.
a. Civil aviation got its start in this country with the passage of:
1.The Kelly Bill.
3. The Air Commerce Act of 1926.
2. The Airmail Act of 1925.
4. The Civil Aeronautics Act, 1938.

b. On December 7, 1941, the military air transportation service of the United States was:
1. Adequate.
3. Quite strong.
2. Very weak.
4. Operated by Pan American Airways.
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c. After World War II the Air Transport Command gave to civil air
transportation a mass of data on airlift performance and proficiency
accumulated in 31/2 years of intense experience. During peace time
its accumulation would have required a period of:
1. 10 years. 2. 15 years. 3. 20 years. 4. 25 years.
d. In 1947 operating losses of the air transport industry approximated:
1 $12,000,000.
3. $19,000,000.
2. $17,000,000.
4. $22,000,000.
e. Subsidy, or revenue authorized by Congress and received by
industries performing a public service is limited to:
1. No industrial group.
2. The airlines. 3. Railways 4. Shipping.
EXERCISE NO. 4
(You have 15 minutes to complete this exercise.)
I. List the benefits to the air transportation industry which resulted from
the passage of the Air Commerce Act of 1926; from the passage of the
Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938.
2. Defend the practice of government subsidy designed to promote the

development of certain industries.

Lesson XL

EXERCISE NO. 1
(You have 5 minutes to complete this exercise.) 1. Place a T in the
blank space preceding a true statement; place on F in the blank space
preceding a false statement
a …………….. Adequate airports are not related to the nation's system
of defense.
b …………….. As aircraft characteristics change, airport changes to
accommodate these must be made.
c …………….. There are no airports in the United States which have
kept pace with aviation’s development.
d …………… None of our existing airports lack adequate traffic control
facilities.
e ……………… To solve the airport system development problem
requires the appropriation of millions of dollars not currently available.
f ……………… As a general rule, the greater the elevation of an airport
the longer should be the runway length.
g …………….. In instrument weather, an airport does well to handle 30
landings and take-offs in an hour.
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h …………….. Operating traffic control aids is a function of commercial
airlines.
i ……………….. Failure of community leaders to provide funds to
match government appropriations explains the present inadequacies of
the nation's airport system.
j …………………….. Airport problems of metropolitan centers are no
different from those of smaller municipalities.

EXERCISE NO. 2
(You have 10 minutes to complete this exercise.)
1. Fill in the blank spaces.with the word, or words, that properly complete the
statement.
a. As aircraft ..............................
................. change, airport characteristics must ..........................
b. According to a recent report, the volume of airline passenger traffic will
reach .............................................
million by 1965.
c. Jet powered air transports will go into commercial service
by ............................................
d. Departing intercontinental air transports will need take-off runways ....
…………………………..
feet long.
e. Jet operations in intercontinental flight require runways
……………………………………. the length of those used for domestic airline
jet operations.
f. The effective length of the longest runway at New York's Idlewild
International Airport is ……………………………………….
However, its actual length is ……………………………………..
feet.
g. On July 1, 1956 a ….……………………………. million dollar program for
installing new traffic control aids was begun.
h. Airport construction requirements, of themselves, add to the
…………………………………………… of a community.
i. Among the metropolitan airport problems the need for
……………………………………………………….airports is an obvious one.
j. In August of 1955 the Airport Act of 1946 was amended to make available
an additional ............................... million dollars.

EXERCISE NO. 3
(You have 5 minutes to complete this exercise.) 1. Draw a circle around the number
preceding the phrase which is best to make the statement a correct expression.

a. An adequate national airport program is regarded by the Federal Airport Act
of 1946 as the responsibility of:
1. The federal government.
2. Both the federal government and some local sponsoring agency.
3.
The state government.
4.
The municipal government.

b. The Civil Aeronautics Administration, in cooperation with military agencies,
has undertaken a program designed to relieve air traffic congestion.
This program calls for the expenditure of:
1. $40,000,000 over a 5-year period.
2. $500,000,000 over a 10-year period.
3. $25,000,000 annually for the next three years.
4. $15,000,000 in the ensuing year.

c. Of the 6760 airports of the United States active on March 1, 1954, the following
number were paved:
1. 718. 2. 6484. 3. 5759. 4. 1291.

d. Among items of air traffic control equipment coming into use during 1956
was:
1. VOR/DME.
3. Long range radar.
2. Airborne radar.
4. Ground control approach.
e. Several airports, each especially equipped to handle only one type of air
traffic, such as short-haul, international, and the like are needed by:
1. Every community.
3. Seaport cities.
2. Large metropolitan centers.
4. All ports of entry.

EXERCISE NO. 4 (You have 15
minutes to complete this exercise.)
1. In a paragraph or two, list the arguments for and against a
national airport program, citing instance of community animosity
or lethargy toward such program.
2. Outline a proposed solution to the airport problem of a major
metropolitan area, describing the problem in detail and stating
how the solution can be reached.

LessonXLI
EXERCISE NO. 1
(You have 5 minutes to complete this exercise.) 1. Place a T in
the blank space preceding a true statement; place an F in the
blank space preceding a false statement.
a ……………… The achievements of aeronautical research
have been chiefly in the areas of power plants and fuel.
b ………………. Following World War II, hasty demobilization
seriously disrupted research projects under way.
c ………………. All the research efforts currently under way in
the United States are operated by the National Advisory
Committee for Aeronautics.
d ………........ Our rapid development in jet powered aircraft has
not depended upon a program of research.
e ………………..
It took eight years of research effort to develop the B-52.
f ……………. Today's experimental aircraft are flying at least
three times the speed of sound.
g …………….. A military device called SAGE is being tested as
a possible facility for easing air traffic congestion.
h ……………….. The area rule was tested in a rocket powered
Bell X-1 by Captain Charles Yeager.
i. ……………….. The first aircraft to exceed the speed of sound
was the F-100C Supersabre.
j….…….. The "thermal barrier" is encountered at aircraft speeds
of 2000 mph.

EXERCISE NO. 2 (You have 10 minutes to complete
this exercise.)

1. Fill in the blank spaces with the word, or words, that properly
complete the statement.
a. At present there are ...........................................
Air Force research projects under way.
b. Industrial firms administer ...........
................................
of these projects.
c. The USAF Air Research and Development Command
operates ............................................. research centers of its own.

d. The agency established by Congress in 1915 to formulate research
programs and coordinate research on the part of other groups is called the

e. A number of high-speed flight problems not yet solved have to do
with:

............

I. The sonic barrier.
2. The BOMARC.
3, Commercial jet a~r transportation.

e. One of the most, if not the most significant of recent air defense
devices produced by research is called ....~.._...~...~,~...~. .................

/ 4~. The thermal barrier.
\"
f. The Matador isa tactical .: ......... ..~.....~'~.....i~....,(.~'/"~
~ to........~ ..............~ ............ i..
"'i.i...._'
missile.
/ i
/.~ ]
g . Ve r y h i g h A i r F o r c e p r i o r i t y h a s b e e n g i v e n t o t h e " / -

i. Describe the areas in which aeronautical research and development
are taking place, citing a few outstanding achievements.

h. The application of the area rule principle boosted military aircraft
performance ._ ).~..~..~...... ........ per cent.

2. List those agencies currently engaged in research and development.

i. The first aircraft to fly faster than the speed of sound was powered
by

a

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . ~.... engine.

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j. By using stubby wings of reduced size,~..~..~..'..~..~.~....:.~..~..~..;:......i.~, f~ ,
vibrations caused by high-speed flight can be reduced.

EXERCISE NO. 3
[ Yo u h a v e 5 m i n u t e s t o c o m p l e t e t h i s e x e r c i s e . )
i. Draw a circle around the number preceding the phrase which is
best to make the statement a correct expression.
a. Aviation has been revolutionized by:
1. The CAA.
2. The Korean War.

~3", Research.
4 . A t o m i c p o w e r.

b. An organization NOT directly concerned with the national aeronautical research effort is:
I. The NACA.
J 3. The United States Navy.
2. The ARDC.

/4. 'The NASAO.

c. The Arctic radar warning system is an example of developments
in the interest of national security that is:
I. In the planning stage.
F ~ F aNow toperating..
r in he future
4. Was put into service in 1950.
d. The Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM):
j ~ H aIs calledg e o f 1 0 , 0 0 0 m i l e s .
s a r a n ATLAS.
3. Has about 100,000 operating parts.
4. Is the outgrowth of the Manhattan Proiect.
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EXERCISE NO. 4
[You have 15 minutes to complete this exercise.)

LessonXLII
EXERCISE NO. 1
(You have 5 minutes to complete this exercise.) 1. Place a T in
the blank space preceding a true statement; place an F in the
blank space preceding a false statement.
a .................. The air age requires an educational program
different from that required by any other era.
b ………….i… In order to solve the problems of air power,
disciplined intelligence must be brought to bear upon them.
c …………….. Only the technical area of education is related to
the solution of air power problems.
d .............. Currently there is an over-supply of high level
aeronautical scientists.
e .................
The Wright brothers brought the airplane into being; they were
not scientifically inclined young men.
f ……………… Until recently the course of aviation's
development was left to chance.
g ………………. The man power to operate our air power is
provided by technical education.
h …..……….. Only skilled operators can master the complexities
of a modern aircraft.
i…………….. Education at the general-education level (aviation
education) has no signiflcance in terms of aviation man power
problems.
j ………… Many of the operational problems of the USAF are
similar to those of the airlines; this means that the type of
education that will help solve the problems of one will also help
solve the problems of the other.
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EXERCISE NO. 2

EXERCISE NO. 3

(You have 10 minutes to complete this exercise.)

( Yo u h a v e 5 m i n u t e s t o c o m p l e t e t h i s e x e r c i s e . )

1. Fill in the blank spaces with the word, or words, that properly
complete the statement.
a. The outcome of the struggle for air supremacy depends upon
the quality both of our ………………………. and our
…………………………
b. The capabilities of the ......................................................
who operates aircraft depend upon the
…………………………….. and ..........………………… they
receive.
c. The problems of ………………………………….. overshadow
all other air power problems

d. The solution of other air power problems depends upon the solution of the
problems of ...................................................
and ……………………………………….
appropriate in an air age.
e. All three major areas of education--the …………………..., the ......
………………………… and ....
the ..............................................
help solve air power problems.

f. Education at the professional level produces
aeronautical ....................................... and ……………………………….

g. Man power to operate our air power is provided by education
at the ……………………………........ level.
h. The solution of today's air power problems depends upon the
coordinated ………………………………….. of many
…………………………. people.
i. Appropriate aviation attitudes and understandings needed by
all air age citizens are developed at the …………………
…………………. level.
j. The need for an air age education concerned with appropriate
aviation, age, attitudes and understandings is reflected in the
………………………………………… held by some people toward air
bases or airport near their communities.

1. Draw a circle around the number preceding the phrase which is best to
make the statement a correct expression.

a. In greatest degree the struggle for air supremacy depends upon the
quality of our:
1. Aircraft.
3. Educational system.
2. Combat pilots.
4. Diplomatic services.
b. Aircraft operation and the operation of the facilities that make military
and civil operation possible can be successfully operated only by those
who are:
1. Intellectually superior.
3. Scientifically selected.
2. Properly trained.
4. Aeronautical engineers.
c. The training of the millions whose skills are required to maintain our
air strength can best be done:
1. On the job.
2. ln formal programs of education.
3. In a summer school workshop.
4. In professional schools.
d. The federal government regards the air transport industry so
important to our national defense and economy that:
1. Federal control is exercised over
it.
2. Research and development programs have been financed.
3. It has been allowed to remain in the hands of private business.
4. Major domestic trunk lines no longer receive subsidy.
e. Many of the operational problems of the USAF are similar to those

1. Army aviation.
2. The civil airlines.

3. Aircraft manufacturers.
4. Any business organization.

EXERCISE NO. 4
(You have 75 minutes to complete this exercise.)
1. in a brief paragraph show the functional relationship of education to
the growing strength of each essential component of air power.
2. At this point, ask questions about any material covered in the previous seven lessons which you do not understand thoroughly.