AERONAUTICS: Air Flivvers

Having toured 5,000 miles of Europe in his "vest-pocket airplane," the Yankee Doodle, George Kern Jr., son of a meatpacker, retired, returned to the U. S. last fortnight to show the incredulous an air flivver which weighs only 575 pounds, costs $2,100, flies for three cents a mile, crosses the Alps.

It was as he was flying across Europe in a commercial airliner recently, that Tourist Kern met, as fellow-passenger, Willibald Seypelt, German flier during the War. Enthusiastically, Pilot Seypelt told the U. S. tourist of a tiny plane made in Stuttgart, after the...