AERONAUTICS: Glide

For 9 hours and 21 minutes a creature soared silently, with motionless wings, near Koenigsberg, Germany, one day last week. A thunder shower forced it to earth. It was the glider Goethen, holder of the previous world's record of 5 hr. 40 min. for motorless heavier-than-air craft with pilot and passenger.* It bore Ferdinand Schulz and a companion. Pilot Schulz's skill lies in utilizing air currents after leaving a lofty takeoff, as do eagles and other birds capable of staying aloft for hours with never a wing beat. He declares he...

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