Aeronautics: Hands Off

Simplest axiom of aviation: "It isn't the flying that's dangerous; it's the coming down." Seated on his father's lap in the cockpit, a 10-year-old could hold a plane on a fairly even course, nearly as easily as holding an automobile to a high way. But to land safely requires judgment and skill born of careful training and long practice. A miscalculation, a false move—and only fate decides whether the mishap shall be trivial or tragic. . . .

At Glenn H. Curtiss Airport, N. Y. last week a great crowd of aeronautical men watched...

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