Daily Flight Information:
The World Flight will depart for Dayton, Ohio tomorrow if the weather is good.
World Flyers Participate in
Defense Day Parade
by Lt. L. P. Arnold, "Chicago", Mechanic
We all were at Bolling by 12:30 overseeing the preparation of the planes. At 1:15 we took off, flew over Washington to Arlington where we dropped flowers on the grave of the Unknown Soldier, proceeded back over town & then back to the field.
Upon landing we jumped into waiting cars & proceeded to Peace Monument where we joined the parade. The reception and applause given to us all along the line of march was wonderful -- and to be so received by our own people thrilled us all. It was probably the greatest moment in our lives & never again will we reach as high a pinnacle.
At the Ellipse we dropped from parade & joined the group reviewing -- President & Mrs. Coolidge, General Pershing, many generals, and others. Following this we went to office & made final plans for departure tomorrow
by Lt. L. H. Smith, Commanding
This afternoon, Defense Day, the three planes took off at 1:15; flew over the parade on Pennsylvania Avenue; dropped flowers on the grave of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery; flew down Pennsylvania Avenue and landed at Bolling Field at 2:09, 54 minutes after takeoff.