AERONAUTICS: Flights & Flyers: Jun. 17, 1929

Grover C. (amphibians) Loening, first man to get a degree for aeronautical research (M. A., Columbia), wished a thrill last week, strapped a parachute to his back, went up in a Stearman over Roosevelt Field, L. I., at 2,000 feet jumped, and landed grinning.

Flying Governor. Governor George Alexander Parks of Alaska was at Juneau when he made up his mind to see his niece (he is unmarried), Mary Catherine Thompson, graduated from Mills College, Oakland, Cal., last Monday. So he jumped into an Alaska Airways Lockheed-Vega and made the 1,800-mi. trip...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!