By Justin Cord Hayes
Sleep, learn or watch a film. now not a lot to do on a aircraft. Or is there? Air commute boredom becomes out of date with this enjoyable consultant. retain your self busy through the lengthy wait on the airport and the cruise in the course of the skies. instead of simply wait in protection checks' lengthy strains or undergo onboard throughout the newest child-friendly motion picture, readers can really do anything! whatever! every little thing they can almost certainly dream of has been integrated for his or her viewing and delight. Make the flight the easiest a part of your vacation. not more counting peanuts, incessant tapping of ft, or drooling on that tiny pillow. The boredom stops right here, right here, and here.
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Atwood when, in 1911, he determined to make what the newspapers called "the cross-country greatest history of American aviation" flight in — Boston the to out to cross the center of a large city Washington. The nation's capital was an early was believed the air above was too Hubert Latham, the cool, cigarettesmoking aviator who had failed in two attempts to fly the English Channel, took up the Sun offer and succeeded, guiding his Antoinette 2,500 feet above a watching pop- The Wright airplane tests had taken place in Ft.
The trick didn't work. His Wright bi- bird. In plane crumpled in its descent and crashed, Johnstone instantly. The Wrights killing lost member a month later when Arch Hoxsey, who once had taken another valued team Theodore Roosevelt up ex-President died passenger, crash a in at as a Dominguez Los Angeles. The same day, Dec. 31, Field, 1910, Moisant cracked up in New Orleans while landing in gusty winds. Moisant was well known for his pioneer Paris-to-London His brother Alfred carried on the flight.
Soon young Ronald Hoskier was gunned down flying an ancient Morane parasol monoplane, a squadron favorite which the air service had ordered to be retired. Hoskier had insisted on taking it up one more time. after while in the distance, he rushed to join what he be- own lieved to be his patrol. Once he the formation he looked around middle of a in the He went fighters! flight of — slid into • he was enemy Albatros into frantic acrobatics but they proved of no use. The Germans poured streams of bullets at the hapless American.