A commercial flyer generally earns about $9,000 a year—$2,500 to $3,000 as his base pay, plus $5 for every hour of day flying. $10 for every hour of night flying. To the individual flyer, $9,000 is no great income. But to the operating companies the salary item in the aggregate is enormous. The companies, as they became efficient business organizations, wanted to regularize their salaries, reduce them. None dared until last week. Then Curtiss-Wright Flying Service, which operates two score flying fields in all parts of the U. S., pioneered. The new...

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