Applications for postwar air routes filed with the Civil Aeronautics Board have reached tidal-wave proportions. American Aviation last week listed 80 companies and individuals (including 17 established airlines) that have plotted 350,000 miles of new foreign and domestic services.
> Bus, truck, railroad and steamship operators asked permission to fly almost half of the proposed mileage.
> Helicopter services are planned for 75,000 miles of routes in all 48 States.
> Pickup and delivery service of mail and express by planes that swoop low over rural airports would be extended some 55,000 miles....