Aeronautics: 415 M. P. H.

Into a gusty sky which experts called "barely safe'' for speed flying, Flight Lieut. George H. Stainforth took off from the waters at Calshot one afternoon last week. His purpose: to beat his own record of 379.05 m. p. h. average for the 1.8-mi. j speed course, which he made in the Schneider Trophy Races last month (TIME, Sept. 21). His spidery seaplane was the same but the engine was new, specially built for this test, with an estimated life of perhaps an hour at top speed when it would develop 2,600 h....

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