AERONAUTICS: Flights, Fliers: Mar. 26, 1928

To defend London, Britain last week tested, successfully, a tiny single-seated war plane capable of shooting up like a rocket, five miles up in ten minutes. The "Intercepter" plane, as it was known, is very light and requires a small pilot with the delicate touch of an expert horseman.

If Flier Clarence Duncan Chamberlin is not the cinema type, as reported, Miss Ruth Elder apparently is. The New York-to-Atlantic Ocean flier was besought by Florenz Ziegfeld last week to play the part of the American girl in his motion picture to glorify that young lady.

Imperial Airways, the only organization in Britain operating...

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