AERONAUTICS: Passenger Airlines

"Wouldn't it be nice," said Mrs. Manhattanite to her husband, "if we could go to the theatre tonight and at midnight you could fly to Chicago in time for that conference tomorrow morning?"

"Wouldn't it be nice," said Mrs. Chicagoan to her husband, "if, after a hard half-day at the office, you could take me to a Manhattan night club?"

Such excursions will not only be "nice" but also possible within four months, if one has faith in Giuseppe Mario Bellanca, designer of the monoplane, Columbia, which carried Pilot Chamberlin and Passenger Levine across...

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