The Problem of a Definition of “Air Space”

  • John Cobb Cooper
Conference paper


At the Barcelona Conference of the IAF in 1957, a proposal was made by the present distinguished President of the Conference, Mr. A. G. Haley, that a committee be named to prepare a definition of what is meant by the term “air space”, as used in connection with ffight of aircraft and other instrumentalities. The conference honored me with appointment as Chairman of the proposed committee of scientists and jurists. Difficulties arose in connection with the completion of the membership as originally envisaged. This fact, as well as certain personal considerations, impelled me to submit my resignation. The problem however still exists. For that reason this memorandum has been prepared in the hope that it may be of some value in any future consideration of the basic problem.


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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1959

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Cobb Cooper
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  1. 1.PrincetonUSA

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