AIR AGE: Busman's Holiday

Like a Greyhound bus driver who admires sports cars, United Airlines Captain Marion ("Pat") Boling, 43, cherished a quiet dream. In 1949 four-engine Pilot Boling watched the late Bill Odom lift a small Beechcraft Bonanza off a Honolulu airport on a nonstop flight that ended 4,957 miles away in New Jersey. Eying the light plane's performance, Boling resolved some day to better the mark. Last week he did. Flying an orange Bonanza from Manila, Pat Boling took a broad arc over the Pacific, finally came in for a landing in Pendleton, Ore. after flying alone for 6,890 miles and...

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