AERONAUTICS: Northern Passage

London and Winnipeg are separated by twelve days travel. But a straight line drawn from North Scotland to Winnipeg passes across the middle of Greenland, through the Faroe Islands and Iceland— nowhere over more than 300 mi. of water. That is why a party of scientists and airmen (of only 23 years average age) sailed last week from England for the Faroe Islands in Sir Ernest Shackleton's historic ship Quest. As the British arctic air route expedition, commanded by H. G. Watkins, the group will remain until autumn of 1931, amassing weather...

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