Aeronautics: First Flight

The gargantuan orange-peel doors of the Goodyear-Zeppelin dock at Akron slid open one sunny afternoon last week and the biggest dirigible ever built moved slowly out, stern first, pushed by the mobile stub mooring-mast at her bow. For this moment of ideal weather officials of Navy and Goodyear-Zeppelin Corp. had waited for days. The low hills which make a natural amphitheatre of Akron's municipal airport were black with automobiles and spectators. The Akron was to fly! . . .

Crewmen go to their stations within the ship's envelope, each performing his first...

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