Aeronautics: Air Chanteys

Young though it is among the arts, sciences and sports, aviation already has its own vocabulary, traditions, legends and songs. Pilots' slang and customs are fairly familiar to fiction readers and cinemaddicts. But songs of flying, unlike cowboys' and sailors' songs, have never been collected in print. In the May-June issue of Sportsman Pilot, out last week, appeared the beginning of an anthology of flying songs. First contributions came from John C. Haddock, Pennsylvania mining engineer and sportsman pilot. Pilot Haddock recalled a chantey by which student aviators in the Navy...

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