The following description and data regarding the three-seater sport flying boat recently built for Earl D. Osborn of AVIATION magazine, has been written in conjunction with P. G. Zimmerman, Chief Airplane Engineer of the Aeromarine Plane and Motor Co.
Correction Made by Assistant Secretary of War Davis in Letter to AVIATION
In the issue of AVIATION for April 28, 1924, we printed the following, which includes a table given by Gen. Mason A. Patrick to the Appropriations Committee: “Taking the Army Air Service first, on page 903 of the hearings will be found the following figures:
On July 30, 1909, the Army Accepted the First Military Airplane
ERNEST L. JONES
Wilbur Wright departed for France where on Aug. 8, 1908, he began flights preparatory to delivery to the French syndicate which had purchased the patent rights—the first flights of an American in Europe. By the end of the year he had outflown every European competitor.
Spec. Orders May 26 amended to direct Capt. Calvin E. Giffin, A.S., upon leave of absence to proceed from Kelly Field to San Francisco, sailing on transport for Hawaii Oct . 18. First Lt. Devereux M. Myers, A.S., Aberdeen Prov. Ground, Md., to San Francisco, sailing on transport Oct. 15 for Manila, P. I.
Lt. Gerald F. Bogan, det. Nav. Trng. Sta., N.O.B., Hampton Roads, to temp. duty under instr. in aviation. Lt. Thomas G. W. Settle, det. Bu. of Eng., Navy Dept., to Naval Air Sta., Lakehurst, N. J., involving flying. Lt. (jg) Harold Coldwell, det. U.S.S. Omaha, to temp. duty under instruction in aviation, Naval A. Sta., Pensacola.
Occasionally some striking bit of business philosophy has such a particular appeal that it does not seem inappropriate to include it in the columns of a trade paper. Considered from the aviation viewpoint there is much that is pertinent in the list that is here printed.