AERONAUTICS: Back-Fire

Because he was not the cinema type, Clarence Duncan Chamberlin nearly lost his chance to fly across the Atlantic, which he did in the Columbia, setting a world's record for long-distance non-stop flight which still stands. Tersely, without dramatics, in his new book Record Flights*, he tells of bitter quarrels with Charles A. Levine, his passenger on the flight to Germany, owner of the ship, who wanted a pilot who would film well when came the time to take the movies.

Picturesque Bert Acosta, who later flew to France with Byrd, and ill-starred Lloyd...

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