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The Roaring Twenties

If you don’t believe history repeats itself, then consider what the United States was going through in the 1920s.

Aviation was in its infancy, or better yet, toddlerhood. Piloting was hazardous and oftentimes deadly, yet airplane people pushed the envelope, setting speed and endurance records. The Orteig Prize, which was $25,000 to the first person to fly from North America to Europe, doomed many...