AERONAUTICS: Into the Night

It was a pleasant evening when he set sail soaring up from Long Island, headed across to Jersey and westward toward Pennsylvania. Then there was a hiatus in the record. At midnight Bellefonte, Pa., (where there is the first relay field of the transcontinental air mail) began to look for him. Charles H. Ames was a veteran pilot, he was seldom late. An hour passed and the officials became a little anxious for the schedule of the mail. Clouds were lowering. Periodically there was rain. The telephone rang in a little hut at the...

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