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Young Flier Plans Hop

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lyn. His fellow-pilots all have a great deal of respect for his flying ability, however, and are not at all inclined to regard his proposed distance hop as the wild dream of an inexperienced youth.


They point out that although he has been flying since he was fifteen years old, Alex never has had a serious mishap. He is cool and level-headed, in proof of which other aviators point out that he brought his plane down safely on Riverside drive last Summer, when another person might have become rattled and have “bailed out” in a parachute, with resulting serious consequences to pedestrians.

Officers of the Free Sons of Israel were non-committal on the subject of the proposed trip. They took the attitude that they would be perfectly willing to take the credit for the undertaking if it were to turn out successful, but they would be loath to sponsor the flight before hand, for fear it would come to a tragic end and leave them open to unfavorable criticism.

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