AERONAUTICS: Sikorsky to United

Since last winter Curtiss Flying Service, as sales agents for Curtiss, Curtiss-Robertson, Cessna, Ireland, Command-aire and Sikorsky planes, has been advertising with confident emphasis:

Sikorsky Amphibian—the world's safest airplane.

Over half a million miles—and still flying.

Lindbergh on schedule to the minute.

It is the safest airplane in the world.

The plane with a distinguished waiting list.

The unprecedented demand for the Sikorsky Amphibian forces us to announce regretfully our inability to fill new orders for . . . months.

Financier Clement Melville Keys, who controls Curtiss Flying Service, has been trying to buy Sikorsky Aviation Corp....

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