AERONAUTICS: Flights of the Week: Mar. 4, 1929

Costes v. LeBrix. Last week Dieudonné Costes and Joseph LeBrix, onetime friends who became grumpy enemies while flying around the world together (TIME, Oct. 24, 1927), started to fly from Paris to France's Indo-China. Their flights were separate and bitterly competitive—for the glory of first covering the distance in five days.

Flyer LeBrix was the more forehanded in the race. He took off from the Istres Airdrome near Marseilles, long before dawn of a freezing day last week. He was well over the Mediterranean towards...