Aeronautics: Test Hazard

Year by year aviation grows safer. But whenever a builder experiments with a new design, even if greater safety is the objective, there is the dangerous job of flight-testing it. Some time during the process the chief test pilot and chief engineer must take the plane up to see what strains it will stand.

One afternoon last week at Wayne County Airport, near Detroit, three officials of Stinson Aircraft Corp. flew a new type Stinson tri-motor. The three were Chief Engineer Arthur Saxon, 29, who had been eight years with Stinson, helped design its first plane; his assistant, Samuel Benson; and Chief...

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