AVIATION: Eagle Hatched

As head of the Army's Air Transport Command, Lieut. General Harold Lee George organized and ran an airline which was bigger (3,700 planes) than all the rest of the world's airlines combined. Last week he took a new job: board chairman and president of Peruvian International Airways, which has only five surplus planes, has not yet started operating.

Energetic, 51-year-old Hal George quit the Army, after 29 years, because 1) A.T.C. was falling apart for lack of money and 2) his $14,000 a year as a three-star general was far under his new salary (about $50,000 a year).

Fledgling P.I.A. was the...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!