AERONAUTICS: Flights, Fliers: May 14, 1928

Fortunately, Lieut.-Commander P. V. H. Weems, U. S. N., is a good-humored fellow of wit, charm and a grin. Fortunately, because he has been chosen to teach the difficult science of navigation to the one man who by reputation and instinct apparently knows plenty about it: Charles Augustus Lindbergh.

Young, pretty, impulsive, utterly reckless, Thea Rasche, Germany's crack lady stunt-flier, arrived here last week and repaired at once to Curtiss Field, there to inspect a Stinson Detroiter monoplane in which she plans to fly to Germany.

Courtly but honest, as the traditional Irishman, Maj. James C. Fitzmaurice of transatlantic fame ventured the opinion...

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