AERONAUTICS: Somersaults

Weather was gusty at Curtiss Field, L. I., last week when Pilot Emil Burgin of the Acosta Airplane Corp. taxied a Fokker monoplane for a takeoff. As she moved forward a gust from behind caught her wings, lifted her, flopped her over on her back. She was little damaged.

At once Pilot Burgin, confident in the staunchness of aircraft, took out an Arrow sport plane. She would not rise properly, bucked a ground bump, flipped forward and over onto her back, with trifling damage.

Pilot Burgin, unhurt by two "mishaps" in one day, went home...

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