The Grover Loening awards exist as a recognition on the part of leaders in the field of aeronautics of the possibilities involved in college flying units. Although, due to the prohibitive cost of equipment, flying clubs have not as yet achieved a conspicuous place among undergraduate activities, the significance which flying is assuming in the public eye warrants their encouragement wherever possible.
If properly administered, flying clubs can make important contributions toward the advancement of aeronautics by fostering a more extensive knowledge of fundamental principles. It is encouraging to observe that at Harvard the tendency to exploit flying simply as a diversion has been avoided. The aims of an organization of this nature should be toward the aquisition of all technical knowledge available. In this respect, the winning of the Grover Loening first prize bears ample evidence to the success of the Harvard unit's efforts.