Transport: Wing Man

Year ago U. S. newspicture editors were astonished to receive from Germany what purported to be the photograph of a man flying under his own power by blowing into a box which supposedly actuated rotors strapped to his chest. He wore skis for landing gear, was shown just after the take-off with his friends trotting behind. The picture—as most editors learned too late—was a hoax concocted by the Berliner Illustrirte Zeitung for its annual April Fool issue (TIME, April 23).

Not until last week had any man actually flown under his own power with wings. That man was Clem Sohn, 23-year-old professional...

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