Aeronautics: Downwind

The evening after Wiley Post's homecoming, Floyd Bennett Field was thronged again. A Sunday crowd was there to see Britain's favorite flyers, brawny Capt. James Allan Mollison and his nervy wife, Amy Johnson Mollison. end a nonstop flight from Wales. Theirs was a fantastic venture. They intended to rest a few days in New York, then take off for Bagdad in one jump for a distance record of 6,000 mi. Then they would hop home to London, cash in enough on publicity to retire for life.

In their twin-motored biplane Seafarer they got...

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