AERONAUTICS: Flying Fords

Henry Ford took up flying 15 months ago. Last week his son, Edsel, called on President Coolidge in the Adirondacks, laden with photographs and sheets of statistics, to report what progress the emperor of the highways had made in his conquest of the air. First of all, Edsel Ford explained the ship† that is to be standardized and produced, en masse, at Detroit. No air "jitney," it is a large ship, designed for commercial uses. It is an all-metal monoplane with three Wright-Whirlwind motors. It can carry a ton of freight, operating at a cost of 13.8 cents a mile....

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