Aeronautics: Prize Diesel

A committee of the National Aeronautic Association met in Washington last week to puzzle out what was "the greatest achievement in aviation in America, the value of which has been demonstrated by actual use during the preceding year." Was it the Navy's near-elimination of the carbon monoxide hazard in fighting planes? Or Harold Gatty's ingenious navigating instruments which guided him and Pilot Wiley Post around the world in nine days? Or the construction of the biggest airship in the world—the U. S. S. Akron? Or the application of automatic wing-slots and flaps...

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