AERONAUTICS: Transatlantic Mail

The new $5,000,000 corporation formed by Great Britain for the expansion of her airways has under consideration a plan for expediting urgent transatlantic mail. Under this scheme urgent letters— on payment of special rates—will be carried in a specially constructed seaplane, capable of a speed of 120 miles an hour, to overtake liners which have left New York harbor for English ports. Guided by wireless, the seaplane will alight near a liner and be hoisted aboard. The wings are to be of the folding type, which reduces considerably the space required for...

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