AERONAUTICS: Flights & Flyers: Jul. 14, 1930

Spartans Triumphant. True to their boast, John and Kenneth Hunter were still flying their Stinson monoplane City of Chicago on July 4, the 23rd day after their takeoff from Chicago's Sky Harbor airport (TIME, July 7). Then a clogged screen cut their engine's oil supply. Kenneth tried to remove it for cleaning but the oil spurted out. They had to land— with a new endurance record of 553 hr. 41 min. 30 sec., more than 133 hr. better than the previous mark. Followed the frenzied aftermath, no less dizzying to the humble family from...

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