AERONAUTICS: Flying Trimbull

Flying Trumbull

Over Hartford, Conn., last week an airplane coursed, wove figure 8's, glided and banked faultlessly. It coasted to earth, rose again; alighted again, rose a third time. A few eyes that strained towards its flight were sycophantic; many were worried, most were proud. For operating the plane was Governor John H. Trumbull, first governor, as far as is known, to do a solo airplane flight.


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