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How Easy is Flying? – Strength Magazine – January, 1930

“There is nothing mysterious or difficult about taking a plane up and bringing it down in one piece under ideal conditions; the only necessary qualifications being a familiarity with the sensation of flying and a little experience in handling the controls and judging distance,” began Colonel Frank R. Allen, in answer to my question as to how easy is flying, “But,” he added, “there is far more to flying than merely taking a ship up and landing her without damage.” Col. Allen, who is president of Center Airways, a Pennslyvania flying service, a member of the board of another prominent eastern aircraft concern and chairman of the board of directors of the National Airport Association, in addition to his connection with the Arkansas Airport Co., Pine Bluff, Ark., as chief engineer and general manager, is certainly in a position to speak with authority regarding his subject.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas