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SKYLINES Cincinnati Post May 10, 1928


Watson Airport Wednesday 3:30p.m. Travelair from Akron, O.

Lunken Airport

Wednesday, 3 p.m. Army Biplane from Dayton, O.

Thursday, 7 a.m. Army biplane from Columbus, O.

Thursday, 10 a.m. Waco, Embry Riddle Airmail from Chicago.


Lunken Airport

Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. Army biplane for Mansfield

Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. Army biplane for Dayton, O.

Wednesday, 3:45 p.m. Waco. Embry Riddle airmail for Chicago

Wednesday, 6 p.m. Ryan Brougham for Columbus.


(From Chicago Weather Bureau)

Cincinnati to Chicago, Moderate to fresh winds, except northerly near Chicago. Weather fair at Cincinnati becoming unsettled in northern Indiana with possible local thundershowers.

With the weather continuing fair here, student flying at Watson and Lunken Airports again kept the instructors continually busy thruout the day. An unlimited ceiling again was reported and visibility was good..

Final plans for Clarence D. Chamberlain's visit to Cincinnati and his official dedication Saturday of the International Aircraft Corporation's plant were announced Thursday.

Chamberlain will come on from Hamilton, O. arriving at Lunken Airport here at 1:30 p.m. The Halpin Flamingo and planes of the Embry-Riddle Co. and the International Corporation will escort the trans-Atlantic flier on the trip down.

Chamberlain will be met at Lunken by a delegation from the Chamber of Commerce. Charles A. Hinsch, Chairman of the Aviation Committee of the Chamber, with C. O. Sherrill, city manager and Rexford Shaffer and James Favret, representing the American Legion will lead the cavalcade of motor cars from Lunken Airport to the International plant immediately following Chamberlain's arrival.

The dedicatory ceremonies will be brief consisting of the raising of a silk American flag over the field and factory, followed by a bugle call. The factories then will be thrown open for public inspection.

Officials of the International company have sent out 3,000 invitations and have invited the public generally. Children were given special attention, invitations having been sent to the public schools through Superintendent Randall J. Condon; the university students, thru Dean Herman Schneider, and to the parochial schools of the city.

The factories will be in operation all afternoon and competent guides will explain each process in the construction of airplanes. Visitors will be shown stunt flying by visiting pilots, using planes of the International company built in Cincinnati.

Chamberlain will be a guest of honor at a banquet at the Gibson Hotel Saturday at 6:30 p.m. The banquet has been arranged by Chamber of Commerce officials and the public is invited. Tickets may be purchased at the Gibson Hotel or at the Chamber of Commerce.  

Hal A. Speers, sales manager and Clarence Ogden, chairman of the Board of Directors of the International corporation, conducted a group of Chamber of Commerce directors thru the company's plant Wednesday afternoon. The visitors were shown the actual construction of a plane from the framework thru the various plants to the finished product.

Herbert Kindred, who was in Akron inspecting the Stow Field, a proposed stop along the new night airmail route, returned to Watson Airport Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. flying a Travelair.

Okey Bevins took a passenger to Columbus in the Ryan Brougham that left Lunken Airport Wednesday at 5 p.m.

Floyd Prothero, traffic manager of the Embry-Riddle Co. came in on the airmail plane that landed at Lunken Airport at 10 a.m. Thursday. He had been attending a convention of air traffic representatives in Chicago.