Aeronautics: The Races

Two U. S. air meets were held on the same four days last week. One, in Los Angeles, was called National Air Races: the other, in Chicago, American Air Races. But the confusion of names was the least of the disorder. A resounding row had been kicked up in the ranks of racing pilots; and the National Aeronautic Association (headed by Connecticut's one-time Senator Hiram Bingham), whose job it is to supervise races, racing pilots. records, etc., found itself in an acutely unpleasant situation.

The whole fuss was made particularly acrimonious because it involved...

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!