A Letter From The Publisher, Sep. 28, 1953

Air travel is often the only method a correspondent has of getting to the scene of a story. Since TIME correspondents so far this year have logged an impressive total of more than 660,000 air miles, I asked them to tell us something about their use of the airplane in covering the news.

Here are the replies from some of our airborne reporters:

The Washington bureau holds the TIME speed record. Members of the bureau covered 46,571 air miles this year, and two staffers traveled faster than sound. The speed dash was done by Bureau...

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