Last week a lieutenant from Randolph Field, the Army Air Corps training
centre in Texas, missed the town at which he was instructed to land on
a cross-country flight. He turned up with a novel excuse. Said he: his
navigation was so accurate that he passed directly over the town, was
so intent on scanning the terrain on both sides of his course that he
never noticed it.
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