Walter E. Lees (in cabin) had almost 20 years of experience in the cockpit and had been trained by Glenn Curtiss himself. Frederic A. Brossy, his copilot, was less seasoned, but had an easygoing temperament that would help the two men survive their long and stressful confinement together.

Three Days in a (Really) Stinking Airplane

The diesel engine that commanded an endurance record for more than 50 years.

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