Aeronautics: Tahoe Takeoff

If there ever was a logical route for a summer resort air service, it lies between San Francisco and Lake Tahoe, high in the mountain forests on the California-Nevada border. It takes 10 hr. of arduous driving to make the trip by motor.

An airplane could fly it in about 2½hr. On numerous occasions in the last 13 years airplanes have alighted on the lake, but until last week every one had to be dismantled and trucked down the mountainside. Reason: the rarefied atmosphere of Lake Tahoe (elev. 6,225 ft.) reduces airplane efficiency 30%.* Last...

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