Aeronautics: Faster & Faster

At the press of a button by Governor Rolph in California, a plane despatcher at Newark Airport, N. J. waved his red flag one night last week at a Ford tri-motor, just christened The Comet. (Col. Charles Augustus Lindbergh who had been expected to act as despatcher watched from the background.) Pilot Robert Le Roy raced his idling motors, taxied across the floodlit field; The Comet roared up into the western night. Next evening it alighted in Los Angeles.

Thus last week Transcontinental & Western Air inaugurated the fastest transcontinental service in...

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