Man (in the person of Handley F. Page*) last week announced that he had cut another step in the upward climb of the invisible precipices of the air. It is a niche which a slipping airplane can seize, grip firmly, and thus check its helpless spinning fall.

At Cricklewood Airdrome (near London) a plane slid lazily along the air, slower, stalling; the lazy tail began to drop. Such weary antics precede the tail spin, horrible whirl to death of many an aviator, among the heaviest hazards of aviation. Spectators thrilled. But the...

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