National Geographic : 1918 Jan
©International Film Service A NAVAI HYDRO-AIRPLANE LASHED TO THE DECKS OF A BATTLESHIPFOR TRANSPORTATION "The air has a call of its own that few can resist. It runs through a man's veins like flame and whispers courage and defiance into his ear. It invites his sympathy, love, and esteem. Every known sensation is experienced in flying: joy-the joy ofyouth astride the dull old world, ac complishing what previous generations dared not attempt; excitement-a feeling that comes from the cool airflying past one's face and whistling by one's ears; also fear, danger, hope, despair, and elation-all these are crowded into one brief hour oflife."