AERONAUTICS: Reliability Tour

Winging out of the edge of a storm that had buffeted and bounced them all the way from Grand Rapids, 13 commercial airplanes of 14 that had started three weeks before, snored down across the finish line of the third National Reliability Tour into Ford Airport, Detroit. First to cross the line was a Pitcairn Mailwing. Four seconds later came Pilot Eddie Stinson of Detroit, with seven passengers in a cabined monoplane of his own design. Of the merit points awarded for keeping to schedule, not having accidents, fuel economy, etc.—he had 2,000...

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