Transport: Wings of the Morning

Rare is the ship captain, locomotive engineer or plane pilot who can or will articulate, with skill at words commensurate with his skill at the controls, his, sensations while in action. More articulate than many a fulltime writer, however, is Major Alford Joseph ("Al") Williams of the Marine Corps Reserve who, besides flying planes at top speeds, writes about aeronautics for magazines, is currently doing a series for Scripps-Howard.

Last New Year's morning, Al Williams had the idea of flying aloft before earthly dawn to see a preview of 1936's first sunrise. Last week...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

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 TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!