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Postwar Commercial Aviation

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In this discussion activity, address the following:

Scheduled air transport came of age in the decade after World War II. Using the textbook and doing some independent research, explain why airlines became an economical form of transport during this period.
Discuss aviation’s growing role in international trade and its increasing value to American society as a whole.
The primary posting should be approximately 100 words.

5.3 – Postwar Military Aviation

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In this discussion activity, address the following:

The wars in Korea and Vietnam were the major “proxy wars” fought by the United States during the Cold War between East and West. Among other things, they saw the first widespread military use of jet fighters and helicopters. Was the air weapon decisive in either of these wars?
What was its value, and how did its use during the Cold War differ from its use during World War II?
The primary posting should be approximately 100 words.

5.4 – Commercial Air Travel during the 1950’s – 1960’s

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In this discussion activity, address the following:

Commercial air travel became routine during the late fifties and early sixties. Discuss the improvements made by the airlines during this time period, including the introduction of jet airliners and extensive route systems.
Why did commercial air travel become so successful during this time?
The primary posting should be approximately 100 words

5.5 – Beginnings of the Space Program

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In this discussion activity, address the following:

This time period saw the beginning of the American space program, from the first artificial satellites to the plans for landing men on the Moon. Discuss the advances in rocketry and other technology that made this possible.
After being upstaged by Soviets’ launching of Sputnik in 1957, the United States achieved dominance in space within a few years. To what do you attribute this success?
The primary posting should be approximately 100 words.

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