Aeronautics: Flights & Flyers, Jun. 19, 1933

Playing Safe. At the end of the week in which Jimmie Mattern airily promised to circle the earth from and to Floyd Bennett Field, N. Y. (TIME, June 12) he was in Khabarovsk. Far Eastern Siberia, so utterly exhausted by a grueling flight across sea and land that he could not even answer newsmen. With all chance gone of beating the 8½-day globe record of Post & Gatty he now was trying to make the best possible solo record, yet heeding the cabled exhortations of his backers to "take it easy and play it...

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