"Aviation in the U. S. has been stagnating for two years. We are all copying. Aviation has shown no progress . . . comparable to that made in radio and talking pictures. Think how many copies have been made of the plane Col. Lindbergh used on his flight across the Atlantic . . . of other famous planes. None of us are building the plane that the public wants to buy, and that proves we are standing still." No mere disturber, no second-rate competitor disgruntled over his own failures uttered those words last...

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