|Text from April 1, 1929 timetable:
Make the Trip by Plane
How pleasurable your journey will be in the great
You arrive at the flying field in the comfortable
airport coach with just a few minutes to spare. No delay - your ticket is
purchased the porter announces the plane.
All aboard! You settle back in the big
wicker chairs as the engines roar - then a burst of speed across the
field. No sense perception tells you when you have left the
earth. There is only an astonishing feeling of stability, then
relaxation as the motors are throttled down.
Seemingly motionless, yet your are moving
twice the speed of the fastest express train. You feel immeasurably
superior to the crawling beings in the immature world, two
thousand feet below. Though ordinarily you may suffer from fear of
heights, this fear does not touch you now, for there are no lines of
perspective drawing you earthward.
Your fellow passengers move freely about,
shifting seats companionably, to play cards, to typewrite, or to gather
in groups first on one side of the cabin then the other to study the
Open the window if you wish, or walked
down the aisle to the pilot's cockpit and study the navigating
instruments and the simple controls. You soon accept the truth of
the reported safety of these giant tri-motored planes.
As you near the Airport of your
destination and the plane glides the last few miles without power you
say to yourself, "I had a wonderful experience. This surely
is the way to travel." 65,000 Stout Airline passengers have
felt just that way.
The Ford-Stout Plane
Until you actually see the great
Fort-Stout tri-motored all-metal transport monoplanes which fly the
Stout Airlines, it is almost impossible to conceive the mighty strides
that have been made in recent years in airplane building.
roomy cabin, completely enclosed, in which you may ride in the same
clothes you wear on the street! Clear plate-glass windows which
may be opened if you wish. Restful chairs from which you gaze at
the wonderful scene below. No glare from the sun, for the wing above you
acts as a welcome shield. The cabin is heated in cold weather!
is no monotony of travel on the Stout Airlines. The country over
which you travel has been carefully studied and a route has been
selected which is mot entertaining. The countryside does not rush
by at a furious pace but unrolls under your eyes calmly and splendidly.
Constantly your attention is drawn from one unique view to another - a
picturesque village, a glistening lake, a highway with tiny creeping
automobiles, a passing plane or a great stretch of colorful woodlands.
Flight Engineer who always accompanies the pilot will cheerfully answer
questions, furnish you with a magazine or newspaper, and draw your
attention to scenes of particular interest or beauty.
planes, pilots and mechanics are licensed by the Aeronautics branch of
the Department of Commerce, and a rigid daily inspection of equipment
insures maximum dependability at all times.
terminal points for these flights are the Ford Airport at Dearborn, the
Municipal Airport at Cleveland, and the Municipal Airport at Chicago -
three of the most completely equipped airports in the country.