Aeronautics: Unwieldly Suckling

Unwieldy Suckling

Fourteen times has the North Atlantic been spanned nonstop by airplanes; the Pacific not once. Several flyers have reached Hawaii from the U. S.; Kingsford-Smith flew on from Hawaii to Suva and Australia. U. S. Army and Soviet flyers crossed Bering Sea, as did Post & Gatty a few weeks ago. But big money prizes offered for the first nonstop flight between U. S. and Japan have stayed uncollected after four tries in two years, chiefly because of the staggering fuel load needed for the 5,000-mi. route. Last week the fifth...

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