AERONAUTICS: Fokker

Lolling at their ease amid the luxurious appointments of a ten-passenger Fokker airplane (see SCIENCE), Mr. Anthony H. G. Fokker, famed Dutch aero-engineer, and

Juan T. Trippe, youthful Vice President of the new U. S. Colonial Air Transport Corporation, set out last week to find out how swiftly a commercial aircraft could make the 300-mile run from Miami, Fla., to Havana, Cuba. Arrived at Havana, two hours and five minutes after leaving Miami, Mr. Fokker announced that their average speed of 144 miles an hour constituted a record for a non-stop flight of...

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