Independent from Long Beach, California on January 23, 1975 · Page 11
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 11

Long Beach, California
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Thursday, January 23, 1975
Page 11
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A-12-- i _ PRESS-TELEGRAM (PM) JL» Ktl, C« .JM.M.1WS Ford eyes gas tax cuts, air fees hike Our National WASHINGTON - The Ford administration plans to make major changes in federal gasoline taxes for highways and airports, the Independent, Press- Telegram has learned. The changes in federal aviation taxes would raise airport user fees for pri- v a t e a i r p l a n e s w h i l e reducing the tax on aviation gas by live cents. States could reimpose the gasoline tax. In addition, the administration is considering lowering the federal highway gasoline tax by one cent, w h i c h again the states would have the option to reimpose. The aviation proposals are being outlined in a series of briefings, while the highway proposal is expected to be made in a couple of weeks. In the case of the high- w a y l a x , t h e one-cent reduction w o u l d reduce federal revenues by ,an estimated $1 billion. The lax change would b e n e f i t a n u m b e r of s t a t e s , including California, which turn over more highway tax money to the federal- government that More funds needed for ship display United Press'International Plans to put the World War II cruiser USS Los Angeles on display as part of the West Coast's obser- v a t i o n of the nation's bicentennial may have to be dropped unless additional funds for its maintenance can be raised, it was disclosed Wednesday in Los Angeles. The American Society of M i l i t a r y History, a C a l i f o r n i a n o n p r o f i t educational organization, had planned to 'tow the cruiser f r o m its "mothball" berth in San Diego to Los Angeles Harbor for exhibit beginning this fall. Donald Michelson, director of the society's museum, s a i d . t h a t on Jan. 16 the Navy Department withdrew its donation of the cruiser claiming the society lacked a mooring site for the ship and sufficient funds to maintain it. Michelson indicated the Navy intended to convert the cruiser to scrap iron. He said the Los Angeles Harbor Commission g r a n t e d the society a mooring site on Jan. 21. He said the $25,000 collect- · ed so far would be sufficient for towing and maintenance until additional funds can be raised. Air-to-ground 'instant photo' plan unveiled United Press International Northrop Corp. Wednesday announced development of a system that will allow military aircraft to take pictures of ground areas in combat situations and transmit them with great clarity to ground command stations. The program, called AIDATS for A r m y I n Flight Data Transmission System, was designed to t r a n s m i t photographic- type imagery from air to g r o u n d w i t h dramatic reduction in the amount of time required to react to changing tactical conditions. Northrop said. The system can also be used in containment of forest fires and in disaster relief by providing an ins t a n t p i c t u r e of conditions, such as might occur in hurricanes and floods. The Army is expected to test the system at Ft. Huachuca, A r i z . , f r o m February through April. AIDATS involves wide- band radar called SLAR, data transmission which converts information into digital format, an omnidi- rectional antenna and a processor-viewer which turns out hard-copy film. Bureau they receive back. The m a j o r shifts in aviation tax include: --A drop in the ticket tax for airlines from 8 to 7 per cent.--An increase in the enplanement tax for international flights from $3 to $5.--A landing and takeoff tax for private planes of $5 for fields with no radar and $10 for fields w i t h radar.Overall, the administration h o p e s to increase funds to airports from ?325 to $350 million. Airlines won't tell losses Birds cost AF $20 million SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Air Force suffered $20 million in damage from inflight collisions with birds last year and commercial airlines refuse to reveal their losses "for obvious reasons." a Cornell University expert says. After six years of federally financed study, Stephen T. Emlen says this hazard of air travel may be eased soon by predicting the birds' flight behavior. The Cornell experiments done for the U.S. space agency, he said, show that birds take their directional cues from the sun, stars, wind, sky polarization, land features and "built-in" magnetic compasses, taking note even of tiny changes in barometric pressure. Emlen said federal authorities are starting to take interest in the possibility of a bird warning service for pilots because "birds bring them down with frightening ease." A bird will go "right through the wind screen," he said. "That depressurizes the cockpit and stuns the pilot so that he loses control and the plane crashes. Also, a large bird or an accumulation of small birds sucked inuTa jet engine renders that engine nonfunctional. It goes right'through the turbine and the enginedies." "The big worry, which they don't want publicized, is the larger birds like ducks, geese, swans and so on ·'generally go up and down the coasts so that they are very often going over all the big airports," Emlen said. - . ' · · ' . . . . ' · "So, if you have something like 35,000 gees'e flying over the Washington, D.C., airport and an airplane takes two geese, the airplane will go down." Emlen, a professor of zoology, was in San Diego for a conference on animal navigation. Layoff», flight cutba^s get by PSA in Februai^ SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Pacific Southwest Airtinas said'iednesdi it wUl by off 100 stewardesses and about 50 ticket agents and ramp personrfel Feb. 1 and hv mid-February cut about 100 flights V m addition President J. Floyd Andrews said some of the airline's 365 flight crew members me ludmg pilots, engineers and ground personnel would also be laid The letters went out Tuesday, Andrews said. Later he met with representatives of the pitotsVassoDelation to discuss the cutbacks-blamed on rising fuel costs and '" '''We'look at this hopefully as a temporary thing, Andrews said. \ : The airline, which operates only in California, employs 2,600 including 500 stewardesses^ or cabin attendants. It operates 4,200 flights monthly into 11 cities. SAVE! 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