It is not far from general in the average U. S. home that the children can drive the family car much better than their parents. Father has trouble getting the gears to mesh properly in hurried traffic, and mother is eternally leaving the ignition switch unturned while the starter grinds on and on. All this is indicative of an hypothesis: young men and women have mechanical sense superior to that of older men and women.

Arrived at this theory and in the hope of stimulating interest in aviation as a sport, the American...

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!