Sport: At Elmira

Halcyon days of the U. S. sport of gliding were in 1929. Airplane tycoons like Richard Hoyt, Sherman Fairchild, Giuseppe Bellanca, William Stout, spent big money to promote it because expert glider pilots can easily learn to fly motored planes. Detroit Aircraft Corp. purchased Gliders, Inc., biggest U. S. glider manufacturer, planned to sell gliders at cost. Glider clubs began to be organized. Conservative enthusiasts predicted 1,000,000 glider pilots by 1935.

Armament limitations forced young Germans to develop motorless flying after the War. Product of one ill wind, gliding failed to profit from another....

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