AVIATION: The First Viscount

After years of flying in the prop wash of its competitors, Capital Airlines last week got a chance to zoom ahead of the pack. At Washington's National Airport, President James H. ("Slim'') Carmichael, tall, tanned and smiling, snipped the symbolic ribbon fastening Capital's first Vickers Viscount turboprop airliner to the runway. Minutes later, loaded with paying passengers, the first turboprop transport in U.S. airline service took off on a run to Chicago, landed at 10:42 C.D.T. at Chicago's Midway Airport after a flight of 2 hrs. 25 mins. (average speed: 335 m.p.h.)....

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