AERONAUTICS: Transport Planes

Transport Planes

Last week Consolidated Aircraft Corp. of Buffalo delivered its first 32-passenger flying boat, the Admiral, to the Navy, whose men tried it out at once at Anacostia, D. C., and found it reliable. The event was significant. In the present industrialization of aeronautics two factors have become highly important— private and commercial exploitation. Some twoscore aircraft companies are making small planes for private gadabouting. Less than a dozen are important manufacturers of great planes capable of carrying pay passengers, express, mail. They are to flying what buses and trucks are...

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