AERONAUTICS: Reliability Test

Seventeen planes, from a giant Fokker with three motors, upholstered pullman chairs and a baggage room, to Carrier Pigeon Planes not much bigger than dragonflies, rose from the Ford field at Dearborn, Mich., last week for a 1,900-mile trip. Edsel Ford flagged them away. He had put up a large silver trophy for the winner of this "Reliability Test." Planes were judged on the consistency of their performances. They buzzed steadily ahead, not trying for speed but just to see which could stick at it best. At Indianapolis they were met by rain, at...

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