National Geographic : 1924 Jul
MAN'S AMAZING PROGRESS IN CONQUERING THE AIR 103 Official Photograph, U. S. Navy THE MOORING MAST MAKES THE AIRSHIP PRACTICABLE The chief difficulty of flying the giant Shenandoah at first was getting her in and out of her hangar, an operation which required more than 300 men, and there was always danger of damage. "What will she do at a mast in case of a storm?" is the layman's first question. "Exactly what she would do were she flying," her crew will reply, 'cut loose and ride around it." This was what the ship did of her own accord on her wild night ride of last January.