AERONAUTICS: First Antarctic Flight

Jubilantly Captain Sir George Hubert Wilkins, who last spring flew the Arctic and is now at Deception Island to fly to the South Pole, last week sent radiograms —to the Lockheed Aircraft Co.: "Both Lockheed [Vega] [mono] planes performed splendidly on first Antarctic flight"; to the Wright Aeronautical Corp.: "Whirlwinds [motors] performing perfectly on first Antarctic flight ever made;" to the Hearst papers, his backers: "Mild weather has melted snow on landing field, so tests were made with wheels."

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