Transport: Repeater

One day in 1912 a dashing young second lieutenant of infantry walked up to a flimsy-looking biplane at College Park, Md., surveyed it with something less than assurance. It had a 40-h.p. engine, two propellers in tandem. Lieut. Henry H. Arnold climbed in, took off, fought gusty air for 41 minutes, came down exhausted. For the Army's outstanding flight of the year he was awarded the brand new Mackay Trophy which Clarence Hungerford Mackay had just presented to the War Department as its No. 1 annual prize.

Since then the Mackay Trophy has...

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