Ready For Atlantic Hop
New York, N.Y. - Captain Alexander Papana, 30-year-old Roumanian Air Force ace, with his new, specially designed Bellanca tri-motored monoplane, in which he will take off from Floyd Bennet Field on a non-stop flight, alone, to Paris, and Bucharest, Roumania, this month. The airplane is powered by two Menasco engines (in either wing) and a Fairchild Ranger engine in the nose of the monoplane. Papana will stop at Paris in a tribute to the tenth anniversary of Colonel Lindbergh's flight over the same Great Circle course. The plane was purchased by popular national subscription in Roumania.
05/31/2007. Remarks by Jack McKillop: "I read with interest the news release about Captain Alexander Papana's flight across the Atlantic. In the History Brief is what George J. Frebert has to say about this aircraft and flights in his book 'Delaware Aviation History'."