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GRAHAME-WHITE IS GOING TO TRY THE OVER
OCEAN FLIGHT HIMSELF
Grahame-White, at Wheel of Aeroplane, and Prince Christopher of Greece.
BY CLAUDE GRAHAME-WttlTE
(In an Interview Obtained Especially
for The Day Book).
Within the next 20 years aerial
Mauretanias will be flying the Atlan
tic in 40 hours, carrying 4,000 people
to week-end in . New York. Four
years ago I foretold the feats airmen
are now doing and was dubbed a
harmless idiot in consequence.
Flying the Atlantic will soon be a
reality. But-in my opinion no one up
to the present-has adequately realized
the magnitude of the task.
I am not wishing to belittle any
airman, but I do not believe either the
arrangements or the organization of
the present trans-Atlantic flyejs oft.
fers much chance for success.
No aeroplane which is not multiple
engined should be considered, not
even a machine with two engines.
Very soon I will appeal to the pub
lic for $250,000 for a construction
fund, $50,000 having already been
subscribed, to build the trans-oceanic
airship. The ship will be construct
ed under the supervision of a techni
cal advisory committee. It will be a
one-man machine, but the best aero
nauts will share the honor. Such a
scheme demands combined effort.
Painstaking construction will con
sume nine months. This time next
year we will have an air craft capable
of flying tQ wa?ured success. Nor.
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