UNCl4V;SAM SPENDS $15,000. A MONTH JQ
TEACH 'HIS SOLDIERS HOW TO FLY ?
(letters on hand. TJncle.Sam is spend
ing $12,000 to $15,000 per month to
teach the art-of aviation. v
The jentire aerialtequipment of the
y. S. army is located at North Island
here and consists of 14 machines of
the, Wright, Gurtiss and Burgess
types, and two hydroplanes. Armored
machines are on, their way to the
school and bomb 'throwing devices
will be, experimented with soon. The
machines are equipped with engines
generating from -7Q to 100 horsepow
er and capable of attaining a speed
of from 50 to70 miles an hour.
Loaded with fuel for four hours'
flight, signaling devices, etc., and a
crew of two men, the most modern
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CaptT-C. A. Cowan,, in -charge, of Uncle Sam's, aviation school at San.
Diego, anaBurgessbiplane 'showing, how the engine, and 'propeller is in
front ofthe driver! In case of a fall,the driver is not crushed by the engine.
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San Diego, Call, "April 18. When
you see A uriyiman-onade ma'chine a
mile high, with nothing between it'
and hard ground 'fcut very thin. air
you can't help worfderingif 'you've
machines in the army service weigh
Wireless instruments will soon be
in use on the air, craft and exchanges
of signals .and messages "with land
got any unpaid bills r-urianswred I sta
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