Excerpt from The Beacon, 1919, Vol. 3: A Monthly Magazine Devoted to the Interests of the Blind
The Committee, appointed by the Govern ment in May, 1917, with Lord Northcliffe as Chairman, consisted of practically all our experts in aeronautics.
Three main types of aircraft will be placed almost at once upon our aerial highways. First is the large passenger machine, seating 20 or more people in perfect comfort and driven by engines of nearly horse-power. These will travel, say between London and Paris, at 100 miles an hour.
Then there is the express air mail machine. At 170 miles an hour, this would take a letter from London to Paris in an hour and a half. The third type of machine is the touring craft which will carry a pilot and three or four passengers with as much com fort as is provided in a modern touring motor car. All these machines are now being made ready. We are promised, indeed, a gradual growth of air-borne traffic until the whole of the high-speed transport of the world goes by way of the air.
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