AERONAUTICS: Flyings

His plane circling above the Gettysburg airport, Aviator Paul Charles climbed under the wings, lashed a broken landing gear, returned to guide the machine safely to earth. At 21, Charles is said to be the youngest licensed commercial pilot in the U. S.

Mary du Cauroy, Duchess of Bedford, not content to cast 62-year-old eyes on the phenomena of eagles and buzzards (TIME, April 23), demanded the controls of the Fokker monoplane in which she will fly to India and back. Pilot Barnard hesitated, sniffed the gusty wind, complied. Upon landing, he admitted: "The...