AERONAUTICS: Endurance Records Broken

Breaking their own and all other endurance records, Lieutenants John A. MacReady and Oakley Kelly landed completely exhausted after flying 36 hours and 5 minutes at Dayton, Ohio. Credit is due as much to the physical and mental endurance of these officers as to the Fokker T-2 monoplane and Liberty engine which they employed; the pilots slept only an hour apiece. Reading gauges and instruments, checking fuel consumption and compiling data kept that man busy who was relieved from alternating duty at the steering wheel.


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