THE TRANS-ATLANTIC FLIGHT. [ A CONFIDENT COMPETITOR. LONDON;, February 16. Lieutenant" Porte has. departed for New York. He is confident of completing the trans-Atlantic return journey in a new Glen .Curtis aeroplane for th© -"Daily Mail" prize of £10,000. He declared that, apart from engine trouble, ins greatest concern was in connection with navigation, but a naval officer's invention, enabling: one to take sights at any, altitude, will probably solve the difficulty. He expects to cross .in 20 hours, avoiding .'dirty weather. Once aloft he will beat any storm, and will always be near the eteamer track. If he drops in the ocean he does not expect ; to be able to re-ascend. ■
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AVIATION., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8796, 17 February 1914
AVIATION. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8796, 17 February 1914
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