AERONAUTICS: Globe Flyers

General Mason B. Patrick, Chief of the U.S. Army Air Service, selected the officers who will attempt a flight round the globe this Spring. They are now at Langley Field, Va., learning every detail to the Douglas Torpedo planes, handling the latest navigation instruments, scanning world maps, studying the meteorolgy and topography of the route.

Major Frederick L. Martin, 41, native of Indiana, is in command. A graduate in mechanical engineering, with an overseas record in aviation, he supplise the expedition with steadiness. Lieutenant Lowell H. Smith, 31, of Santa Barbara,...

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