Aeronautics: Great Circle

In a Junkers monoplane which once belonged to Charles A. Levine. three airmen took off from Juncal do Sol, near Lisbon last week to try the "uphill" route across the Atlantic, which only Coste & Bellonte have completed nonstop. The flyers were Willy Rody, a German who had spent his inheritance on the plane; Christian Johanssen, a German-naturalized Dane; and Fernando Costa Viega, Portuguese sportsman. Their plane, christened the Esa for Rody's bride, reached the Azores, headed out over the Great Circle course towards Newfoundland.

Out of a grey, cloudy sky the Esa...

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