AERONAUTICS: Blind Flying Accomplished

Totally blind flying, solely by the aid of navigating instruments, became an accomplished fact for the first time last week. Lieutenant James Harold ("Jimmy") Doolittle, 33, "best Army Flyer," did it, at Mitchel Field, L. I. Thereby he completed eleven months' experiments for which the Daniel Guggenheim Fund for the Promotion of Aeronautics borrowed him from the Army Air Corps, and which presaged the highest safety in flying through no matter what weather.

Blind flying, where nothing of the ground or horizon can be seen, is the terror of aviation. At the speed...

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