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Members of Flying Club Learn That Airplanes Are Not Roller-Coasters

Men Take Chartered Plane On Cross-Country Flights


"The most foolish notion ever held by a college man is that flying resembles riding a roller-coaster. No one is sure how this myth originated, but to the satisfaction of all concerned, it is rapidly being exploded by Harvard Flying Club 'missionaries'". So spoke the secretary of the club, Kerkham Cornwell '43, yesterday.

Founded before the first World War, the flying club is the oldest organization of its kind in the United States. Alternately dying and coming to life during the barnstorming twenties, it was reorganized on November 1 of this year with the objective in view of promoting flying for students at reduced expense.

Club Has Chartered Plane

In pursuit of this goal, the club has chartered a three-seator Stinson "105". This arrangement makes a ship available to members at half the ordinary cost. Owned by North Shore Airlines, Inc., the Stinson is hangered at Beverly Field, an easy 30 minute drive from the Square.

Other planes owned by North Shore may be flown by members at a discount. A Stinson "Voyager", proporty of Philip C. Beals '42, is also housed at the recently improved airport.

Fall weather is currently providing the club with opportunity for a great deal of cross-country flying, and several men have found the chartered ship excellently suited for aerial photography. Many on the Flying Club roster are enrolled in the University's Civilian Pilot Training Course.

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