AERONAUTICS: Monotony

Back and forth like the shuttle of a loom, around and around like a weary butterfly, up a bit into a smoother path, then down, then up again, two American pilots last week flew an airplane for 53 hours 36 min., thereby setting a world's record for continuous flying.*

Voluntary prisoners in the air, Eddie Stinson and George Haldeman spent more than two days and two nights in the air above Jacksonville beach, Fla., beating the previous record by more than an hour. They jockeyed their single-motored Stinson-Detroiter monoplane to take every advantage of...