The Caddo Herald
August 29, 1919
Airplane Visits Us; Gets the Money
Last Thursday a couple of young men owning an airplane came to Caddo and proceeded to do business. They were nice, likeable young fellows and invited people to ride at their rates of a dollar per minute and did not find much trouble in getting customers. Some seventy-five people took ten dollars worth each.
Those who took the rides aver that they got their money’s worth. They describe the sensation as delightful and novel. From the air the earth looks entirely different. People look like insects crawling around and autos look like small beetles crawling on the earth. Roads look like small string and house like goods boxes.
No accidents happened in any of the flights and the aviators left with good pay for their work.
Of course airplane flying is high priced for it is a novelty and engines are expensive and short-lived. Its said the airplane engine can last but 400 hours with good luck, while they have to be overhauled each 100 hours of running. Viewed from the light of expense of preparation, the charge for flights was not exorbitant.