AERONAUTICS: Gulf to Canada

"Coast-to-coast" and now "Gulf to Canada." Lieutenant Harrison G. Crocker left Ellington Field, Houston, Texas, early one morning and reached Self ridge Field, Michigan, the evening of the same day, after 11 hours 54 minutes flight, covering 1,-400 miles in his solitary trip. Liberty motor and De Haviland plane functioned perfectly. The pilot flew low because of low-lying clouds and sometimes almost grazed the treetops. Apart from the added proof of airplane endurance, the flight is a significant demonstration of the fact that low clouds cannot deter skilled aerial navigators.


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