||SELECTION FROM WALTER LEE'S JOURNAL
We started at daybreak with 20 minute flights. After four hours, I sent him solo. He made several circles and landings.
The DAYTON DAILY NEWS
Saturday, September 23, 1922
The perfection of a new type of safety airplane, which, it is said, will make air travel safe for amateurs, was announced Saturday by
officials of the Dayton-Wright Airplane Co.
Mechanism of the plane has been so simplified that is is possible for persons, not possessed of the
elementary knowledge of flying, to acquire the art within four hours, it was stated.
Kenneth M. Lane, a student of aviation at the Dayton-Wright plant, who had never taken up a plane
before, took off at the Dayton-Wright field Friday with Walter E. Lees, instructor at the plant. He spent four hours in the air with the
instructor and then on Friday evening ascended in the ship alone.
To all external appearances, the Dayton-Wright
"Chummy" is much like any other airplane. Its designer, Col. V. E. Clark, a veteran of the aircraft design and a pilot of note said
that the flight was made possible because of the extreme stability of the ship.
A feature of the "Chummy" is that the pilot and passenger sit in the ship side by side.