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The Boy Scouts of America has published Boys'
Life since January 1, 1911. I received it for a couple years in the late 1960s while in the
Scouts. I have begun buying copies on eBay to look for useful articles. As time permits, I will be glad
to scan articles for you. All copyrights (if any) are hereby acknowledged. Here are the
Boys' Life issues I have so far.
Bell Telephone Company
played an important role in the development of the aviation industry by
providing communications systems for airlines. As intimated in this promotion in
Boys' Life magazine, in 1961, Bell introduced the "air-ground-air"
radio system, which allowed pilots to communicate directly with air traffic
controllers on the ground, improving safety and efficiency in air travel. This
system was a major technological advancement, as it replaced the earlier system
of communicating via Morse code, which was slow and prone to errors. The
air-ground-air system allowed pilots to communicate in real-time with
controllers, enabling faster and more accurate instructions for takeoff,
landing, and navigating airspace. Bell Telephone Company continued to innovate
in the aviation industry, introducing new technologies such as satellite-based
navigation systems and weather radar systems, which have greatly improved air
travel safety and efficiency.
Bell Telephone Company - Chip Martin
Posted April 5, 2023