"UP THROUGH THE CLEAR."
FROM HORIZON TO HORIZON
"Up through the clear, in highest sphere, Where all dmpevial glory shines.",, -■-.- .y .::y :• --YLodge./'"
.-About 3.51 the. machine was .visible as a. tiny speck in the sky due south, btity in a very short time it noticeably grew, larger, and two minutes later it could bo distinctly, made out.yas . the .long-looked for Aeroplane;; The weather w,as : ideal; for flyiifg;- and the machine appeared to be"steady as; a rock. v"' }On it came and -passed, directly over the town in line with the railway, while many hundreds}:' of .'eyes'. Ywere strained in its direction. When directly: above one it": appeared' exactly as a liuge hawk, but,-,*rt Tith -a :tihy stream of smoke issuing from, it., The chug, chug of the engine was. at times audible. Six yniinuies - after it passed the post office it- was again al-; most out of sight. V • •-: - ." ■,'••■■■ -. ,It was estimated torbe anything from 600 to 1200;fe^lii|;HvCbut}:the, form of the ■'■ aeronaut,.wasyhardfy} if;',at all, visible- : '•':'YYY;"
Speed? Estimates of speed,, as of height, varied gvea,tly, but Scotland must have flowr* past Ashburton at anything from 30 to 50 miles an hour.
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"UP THROUGH THE CLEAR.", Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8811, 6 March 1914
"UP THROUGH THE CLEAR." Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8811, 6 March 1914
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