Aeronautics: Gliding at Elmira

For months before gathering at Elmira, N. Y. last week for the Third Annual National Soaring Meet, an enthusiastic little group of glider pilots had prayed that the winds of the Chemung Valley would not fail them, as they did for a fortnight last year. Perversely, on opening day last week, for the first time at an Elmira meet, the wind was too strong for soaring. Nevertheless a crowd of 28 pilots and some 300 spectators climbed Big Flats Ridge, northwest of the town.

The shock-cord crew of ten men stood ready in front...

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