Aeronautics: Year's Best

In Paris last week the International League of Aviators pronounced Dieudonne Coste the world's outstanding airman of 1930. To him for the second year went the Harmon award of 50.000 francs. The awards committee had deliberated long over the name of Coste and Wing-Commander Charles E. Kingsford-Smith, both transatlantic flyers. They chose Coste, they said, because he already held five world records. Other kudos: Frank Monroe Hawks, best U. S. flyer, for his transcontinental speed flights; Amy ("Johnnie") Johnson, best woman flyer, for her London-Australia solo flight; Dr. Hugo Eckener, world's...

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