AERONAUTICS: Flights & Flyers: Dec. 30, 1929

Again Costes. Round and round a giant's circle, droning on through the Provence mistral with a log of slowly waning fuel and gradually mounting flying time, last week went the Question Mark, red-painted French Breguet airplane, in search of a new endurance record. Piloted by Dieudonné ("Doudou") Costes and his companion Paul Codos, it made its way over flat-roofed, smelly Marseilles, to time-broken Avignon, to musty Narbonne, and then over the same route again. For 52 hours and 34 minutes the Breguet's motor snorted along. Then with a last puff and snort, the ship...

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