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of are ret be- from with to in Amern about the the est of Type of Plane and Route Used by Night Top picture shows the chariot of the 'Night Rider of the Sky"--the special plane to be used in night flights by air mail The ship was designed and constructed by the Glenn L. Martin Company of Cleveland, O., and has a minimum speed of 32 hour--allo-n ing it to land safely in a short field. This plane has all controls, etc., encased, and is built with many features ^ior stabiluj which promise to be incorporated in commercial plans of the future. Below, route of the 30-hour transcontinental flyers Y.ita divisions of daylight and night flying schedules marked by the dotted line. (Bv XEA Xetvs Service) night stretch have already been. Heretofore the ah- mail has slm- powerful beacons have been lo- WASHIXGTOX, Aug. 17--Let- relieved from da duty and are ply been an auxiliary service to cated every 25 miles, while traf- ters written in New York today, practicing night flying over the the transcontinental train mails, fie lights, like those used on city route, so as to thoroughly famil- The new all-air service wfll place streets, are placed at three-mile iarize themselves with the course the air mail on an independent intervals. The whole forms a bril- and all conditions for possible footing. Instead of simply exped- liant lane of light, charting the tne trials begin. iting the train mails, advancing route for the night flier over a received and answered in Francisco tomorrow. This will be possible within the next two weeks, with the inaug- The schedule now being work- them\by day flying, it wfll finish distance of 800 miles. uration of a new transcontinental ed o|lt air mail service in which the mail from NeTV . York late enough in letters through. proT j^ e f or a star t what it starts. It will carry the Under normal flying conditions the night stretch will be covered planes flying by night as well as tbe day-- probably around noon -- At the five regular fields where at a height of 7000 feet, which by day, will provide continuous to perm j t ^ e receipt at San Fran- night landings will be made-- Chi- would permit a. plane to reach transportation from coast to coast. cisco of rush i etters written that cago, Iowa City, Omaha, North of the emergency landing fields, Experimental flights will be morning in time to permit the de- Platte and Cheyenne -- ^powerful fay volplaning, from any point made for five nights -- August 21 livery and answering of such let- beacon lights of 600,000,000 candle- along the route. To assist to 25. These will be- o\er the ters before the close of business power, visible for 50 miles, have landings, each plane carries on central dnision from Chicago to tae next day. An elapsed flying been established. its wing-tips two special high-pow- Che\enne a distance of SOO miles, time of from 2S to 30 hours will Between these terminal lights, er lights of 250,000 candle-rower Pilots wno will negotiate the be allowed for the SOOO miles. on emergency landing fields, less each Governor in two at at in of men on his the He the was be ±jri

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  1. Iowa City Press-Citizen,
  2. 17 Aug 1923, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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