AERONAUTICS: Albatross-wise

A great white albatross soared round and round a South Atlantic ship. For days it followed, never lighting, snatching small fish from the waves, offal from the ship's wake. Sailors caught the albatross and aerodonetists studied its 17-ft. wingspread, its 4-ft., 25-lb. body. The albatross is the largest and strongest of seabirds, and scientists have tried to learn from it the method of its easy flight. At London last week Capt. Victor Dibovsky—43, aviator since 1908, inventor of gears to permit the firing of bullets through the revolving propellers of airplanes, winner...

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