Books: Popular Flying

I'LL TAKE THE HIGH ROAD—Wolfgang Langewiesche—Harcourf, Brace ($2.50).

"Flying," writes Wolfgang Langewiesche, "is now possible for any person of normal intelligence who is in good health and is financially able to eat regularly." It costs $275 or less to build up the flying time required for a private license.* Thanks to the light loads their large wings carry, "light planes," which commercial pilots call flivvers, pop-bottles, and of which an unprecedented 2,500 are being turned out this year, are all but foolproof. They cost as little as $1,098 new, far less at secondhand, may...

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