AERONAUTICS: Flying Matters

In Japan, four aviators were in training for the long and arduous flight to the U. S. across the Pacific. "I consider myself already a dead man," was their oft-repeated toast. Last week one of the four, Yukichi Goto, went up as observer for another pilot. Their plane crashed and he was burned to death. Dauntless, his three comrades trained on.

Planes rise slowly with a heavy load, requiring long (and expensive) landing fields. W. R. Turnbull, Canadian, announced last week that he had invented a successful variable pitch propeller, by the use of which...