Aeronautics: 388.6 M. P. H.

All England had to do was let a sea- plane dawdle seven times around the 32-mi. triangle at Calshot to take permanent possession of the Schneider Trophy last week, since Italy and France withdrew from the race (TIME, Sept. 14). But everyone knew the British flyers would try to better the winning speed of 1929 (328.6 m. p. h.), and the straightaway record (357.7 m. p. h.) made a week later by Squadron Leader A. H. Orlebar.

Flight Lieut. J. H. Boothman was given the honor of formally winning permanent possession of the Schneider...

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