Daily Flight Information:
The World Flight will be in Brough until July 28th while the planes are refitted with pontoons in preparation for the flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
The World Flight must also wait while the US Navy vessels get into position along the flight route across the Atlantic.
"Chicago" Slightly Damaged
Won't Effect World Flight Schedule
by Lt. L. P. Arnold, "Chicago", Mechanic
While lifting the plane to set it on the "dolly" a chain broke dropping the whole thing a foot & somewhat damaging the pontoons. Later the chain was tested & withstood a strain of 6.5 tons while we weigh about 2.5 -- just one of those things. We at once went to work changing to new pontoons -- a new set luckily being on hand & by night had everything ready again.
Nelson [Lt.; pilot of "New Orleans"] returned today from London while Harding and Ogden [mechanics of "New Orleans" & "Boston"] went in to see the sights.
Being here is quite a change for us -- not having to leave as soon as possible we can take things easy during the day (although we do work at least 10 or 11 hours) & are getting lots of rest & sleep & good food.