At Wilmington, Del., last week from the test field for Bellanca planes, George Haldeman lifted his stock Bellanca Pacemaker, powered with a Wright Whirlwind 300 h. p. motor. He was in the air for 1 hr. 16 min. During that time he had hoisted his ship to a new commercial plane altitude record of 33,500 feet. The previous record was 25,700 feet.

After weeks of practice and preparations, which, in passing, provided glider licenses for both Charles Augustus Lindbergh and his wife, Anne, the combined Lindbergh and William Hawley Bowlus forces brought forth...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!