AERONAUTICS: End of the Season

Workmen pounded, sawed and lugged heavy timbers about the floor of the Graf Zeppelin's great hangar at Friedrichshafen last week. They were building a "cradle" to support the big dirigible, about to be deflated and put up for the winter. While at rest on its shoring, the Graf will be minutely inspected by dirigible experts, to estimate an airship's lifetime. The Grafs record for 1930: 155 flights covering 144,275 mi. Passengers carried, 6,278; mail, 2,200,000 pieces; freight, 12,166 Ib. Zeppelin officials claimed that revenue from passenger fares met the cost of gas, salaries,...

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