National Geographic : 1926 Jan
ON THE TRAIL OF THE AIR MAIL Photograph by II. A. Collison LESTER BISHOP'S LANDING ON GRANGERS BENCII (SEE TEXT, PAGE 46) H. A . Collison flew the plane off three weeks later, after 31 attempts. New planes with much improved performance are now being tested by the Post Office Department to replace its present De Haviland plane, which has been the standard for five years. The average price asked by the manufacturers, in lots of io, is about $14,ooo. Photograph by Captain A. W. Stevens NORTH PLATTE, 3 A. M . Mail Pilot Jack Knight has just taken off in the direction of the thunderstorm. The flash of lightning was caught by the camera during a time exposure.