Aeronautics: Something Informal

"Aviation in the U. S. has been stagnating. . . . We are all copying. . . . None of us are building the plane that the public wants to buy, and that proves we are standing still. . . . We are going to fix it so a man can take a couple of lessons on Friday and fly his plane home on Monday. . . ."

Thus a year ago spoke lanky, bushy-haired William Bushnell Stout, vice president of Stout Metal Airplane Co., designer and builder of Ford tri-motors (TIME, May 26)....

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