Aeronautics: Flight by Steam

Flight by Steam

Two young men climbed into the open cockpit of a Travelair biplane one day last week at Oakland Municipal Airport. After a minute or so the propeller began to turn. The plane started down the runway, gathered speed, soared into the air, its propeller beating a loud tattoo but without any noise of engine exhaust. After circling the airport at 1,000 ft. for about 15 minutes the plane glided to a landing and out jumped the two young men, grinning broadly. Thus unpretentiously, aeronautic history was made. For the first...

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