Mackay Trophy is awarded to army av[...] Secretary of War James W. Good, co [...] lating Lieut. Harry A. Sutton, Army [...] aviator, after presenting him the Mackay Trophy for 1928 at Bolling Field, Wash[...] Lieut. Sutton received the trophy for [...] performing the most meritorious flight [...] Army pilots during 1928. He volunta[...] engaged in dangerous flight tests in [...] he determined the spinning character[...] of several types of observation and [...] planes. Others in the picture [...] Senator Hiram Bingham (left) of Conn. [...]
Photograph shows Navy C 7, the first lighter-than-air ship to be inflated with helium, flying over the White house in Washington, D.C.
Close-up of a Post Office Dept. mail plane equipped with the new experimental radio apparatus with which the Dept. hopes soon to make possible night flying. The little lead fish at the bottom of the picture is let out while flying and carries with it a long copper wire which serves as the antennae. A sound-proof covering over the pilot's set and transmitter is necessary and the electricity is manufactured by a generator run by a free fan. Experiments conducted at Bolling Field, Wash. Aug. 2, 1922
Dr. E. Francis Warren, of Harvard U., believes he will be able to "shoot down" the heaviest clouds and fog by his new invention demonstrated recently at Bolling Field, Wash., by Army fliers. The process uses sand and he states that if enough airplanes are equipped with this device, it will not only be possible to break up clouds and cause rainbut to remove fogs from over both cities and harbors. The picture shows Lt. W. E. Melville pouring sand into the pit. Directly underneath the wing can be seen a nozzle that sprays the sand through the air
Washington Post, May 9 1925 Yorktown Airplane Service Instituted Six days were required by messengers on horseback to carry news of Cornwallis' defeat from Yorktown, Va., to New York in 1781. Yesterday the sa... more