AERONAUTICS: Flights, Fliers: Apr. 16, 1928

More than 150 lives were saved by parachutes last year, and so a week ago Sergeant Archie Atherton, crack parachutist of the U. S. Marine Corps, opened a school for parachuting in San Diego, Calif. Sergeant Atherton is known as the originator of "spot landing" and averaged a drop a day for a year.

Lt. Eyre reached for his map, missed it; it slipped into a corner of his cockpit. Two thousand feet over Essex, England, he undid his safety straps and reached again. Unintentionally he pressed the control stick forward. The plane stalled with a start and an astonished flier...

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