Cartoon, Slipstream Magazine, October 1927

Government-supported record attempts using sturdy flying boats had the best chance of success. Privately financed flights with land planes flown by amateurs often ended in disaster, as this 1927 political cartoon illustrates.

Caption:
A 1927 political cartoon showcasing the dangers of cross-oceanic flying.
Type: Document
Image Date: October 1, 1927
Credit: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Origin: Slipstream Magazine
 
A 1927 political cartoon showcasing the dangers of cross-oceanic flying.