Lieutenants M. L. Elliot and Homer B. Chandler made a record flight from Buffalo to Mineola, L. I. With a favorable wind of 40 miles an hour, they covered the 310 miles in 2 hours, 21 minutes, averaging nearly 150 miles an hour. Flying south of Binghamton, at a height of 6,000 feet, the officers encountered a flock of Canadian geese flying north in "V" formation. The flock broke into circular formation just in time to avoid collision. Had they struck the plane, it is probable that no damage would have resulted—except to...

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