Exciting to the public are flights which break such obvious world records as speed, altitude, duration, distance. More satisfying to manufacturers and operators are less spectacular, technical records such as the two which U. S. flyers broke last month and the one which Boris Sergievsky broke last week. Last month it was Pilots Zimmerly and Schoenhair who, flying Barling and Lockheed Vega ships, respectively set new world records for altitude and speed with weight (TIME, March 10). Last week Pilot Sergievsky, who like his employer, Igor Sikorsky, is a naturalized U. S....

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