This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...In the name of the Government and of the people of Cuba I wish it Godspeed and have the honor of assuring the ship and its passengers a most hearty welcome Czuzaos MANUEL an Cssrsnss. Acting Second Assistant Postmaster General E. R. Vhite, representing the Aerial Mail Service, Felipe Taboada, Consul General of Cuba, Major Goeffry H. Bonncll and Inglis M. Uppercu, President Aeromarine Plane and Motor Co. were the other speakers. It is planned to start the Key West-Havana service with two cruisers with four more to operate later. These six Acmmarine cabin flying boats are of the largest size ever used for the transportaion of passengers. These boats, which have a span of 104 ft. and are fitted with two 400 hp. Liberty engines afiord luxurious accommodations to eleven passengers who will be used for smoking writing or card playing. The interior of both cabins is finished in mahogany and silver, and dome lights are provided for night flying. The rear cabin also communicates, by means of a second hatch, with the deck. Between the two passenger cabins is situated the control compartment, housing the dual control gear, which enables the pilot to surrender control at any time to his assistant, and the necessary air navigation instruments, such as air speed indicators, revolution counters, pressure gauges, compass, etc. Three men make up the crew of-the Aeromarine flying cruisers, two pilots and a mechanic. While the passengers are entirely sheltered against the rush of air and the weather by the enclosed cabins, the pilot compartment is an open cock-pit in order to give the crew the greatest possible visibility in thick weather. Flying Boats Are Well Tried Craft While the_ manifold advantages which a regular passenger air line between Key West...
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