November 1961 Approach Magazine : The Naval Aviation Safety Review
Our Product is safety, our process is education, and our profit is measured in the preservation of lives and equipment.
NOVEMBER 1961 0 VOLUME 7 0 NUMBER 5 CONTENTS
FLYING IN THE WORLD'S LARGEST
ICEBOX by CDR Alvin L. Morris, USNR 4
Antarctic weather and field conditions try even seasoned aviators' skills.
CRUISE CONTROL 16
A look at the USS Forrestal, Air Group EIGHT and its accomplishments.
ARE YOU FLYING IAW? by CDR C. A. Commander, USNR 18
& LCDR R. B. Satterfield, USNR
Are you an aerial lawbreaker? Avert violations; review instructions now.
CLIFF HANGER 26
Even with help close at hand your rescue may be delayed for some time.
BABY IT'S COLD OUTSIDE by CAPT S. M. Williams, USMC 28 Disregarding the necessity for cold weather preparations may be serious.
SUIT YOURSELF AND SURVIVE 30
So-called improvements to survival equipment may endanger your life.
POINT OF SURVIVAL 34
Your survival knife is one of your most valuable pieces of survival gear.
NUTS AND BOLTS 36
Correctly install that nut or bolt; errors cause accidents and injuries.
APPROACH, The Naval
Aviation Safety Review
Published by the Naval
Aviation Safety Center
RADM W. 0. Burch, Jr., Commander, NASC
CDR D. M. Hanson,
Head Safety Education Dept
A. Barrie Young, Jr., Editor
CDR. T. A. Williamson, Jr., Managing Editor
LCDR R. A. Eldridge, Flight Operations Editor
J. T. LeBarron,
Research Ass't Flight Ops Editor
J. C. Kiriluk, Maintenance/Ass's Managing Editor
Julia Bristow, Aviation Medicine/ Survival Editor
Robert B. Trotter, Art Director Blake Rader, Illustrator
J. E. Williams, PHC
J. F. Holgate, J03
Contributing Departments, NASC
Analysis and Research Maintenance and Material Aero-Medical
Accident Investigation Records
DEPARTMENTS Flight Surgeon's Notes 32 Photo and Art Credits:
Letters 1 Maintenance Notes and Comments 39 Douglas Aircraft Co.
Truth and Consequences 12 Murphy's Law 47 Page 46
Development of USN Aircraft.. 24 Monitor 48
Purposes and Policies: APPROACH is published monthly by the U.S. Naval Aviation Safety Center and is distributed free to naval aeronautical organizations on the basis of 1 copy per 12 persons. It presents the most accurate information currently available on the subject of aviation accident prevention. Contents should not be construed as regulations, orders, or directives. Material extracted from Aircraft Accident Reports (OpNays 3750-1 avid 3750-10), Medical Officer's Reports (OpNav 3750-8) and Anymouse (anonymous) Reports may not be construed as incriminating under Art. 31, UCMJ. Photos: Official Navy as credited. Non-naval activities are requested to contact NASC prior to reprinting APPROACH material.
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Printing: Issuance of this publication approved by the Secretary of the Navy on 15 April 1961.
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Library of Congress Catalog No. 57-60020.