Kronfeld’s Channel Glide

The press continues to pay tribute to Robert Kronfeld’s achievement in making a double crossing of the Channel by glider. The “Times” publishes an editorial to-day on Herr Kronfeld’s “brilliant flight”, with which, it says, “gliding has arrived”. The “Manchester Guardian” also has an editorial, and the “Daily Express” refers to it as an eventful week-end in the air. The “Daily Mail” says that it was an epoch-making chapter in the history of man’s conquest of the air and a wonderful feat of gliding. Herr Kronfeld has shown, it says, that man has at last really fathomed the secret which nature hither to has withheld from him. He flies not by mechanical power, not merely by navigation of a gadget which the now common-place aeroplane tends to become, but by his own intelligence, his dormant bird-like instinct. He is the first human creature to demonstrate that man needs nothing beyond this bird-sense.

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