Every week, every day, a bird's-eye view of the world contains many humans soaring off the earth, flitting about, coming to grief or glory. Last week's bird's-eye view included the following sights:

In Central America, a half-dozen specks capable of landing on either land or water progressed southwards in hops and jumps. They were the six U. S. Army amphibian planes bearing their crews on the first legs of their proposed "friendship flight" around South America.

In Illinois, dimly seen in fog that blanketed Chanute Field (Rantoul,...

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