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Popular Science Monthly Commuting by Airplane from the Suburbs to New York


���The proposed club house of the New York Flying Yacht Club and its string of hangars in which the hydroplanes will rest

��IN April, 19 1 6, the New York Flying Yacht Club, the only club of its kind in the coun- try today, wasorganized for the pur- pose of estab- lishing on the Hudson River a sta- tion where aviators and owners of hy- droplanes could "house" their ma- chines after making fly- ing trips to Manhattan Island. The

day is coming when "commuting" by air- craft will be a common thing. It has been done already by a few wealthy men whose homes are on the water front several miles from New York city. These air travelers will find it necessary to have "garages" for their machines while they sojourn in the city. The hangars will be erected near the club house which will soon be erected at One hundred and Twenty-ninth Street and Riverside Drive on the Hudson.

The club building will be two stories in height, with a spacious roof garden. A cater- ing room and a ban- quet hall will be found on the lower floor. The trophy and club rooms will occupy the second floor. A balcony will surround each floor and the structure will have verandas on all sides where members and visitors can sit and watch the machines in their flight over the land and river.

A gangway will lead from the south side of the structure to the river, and this walk will be used by all per- sons leaving and board-

��ing their machines. On the roof of the structure will be two observation cupolas which will be used chiefly by officials for timing the races. The roof will also have a powerful .searchlight that will be a guide to the aviators who fly in the night. The searchlight will cast a bright per- pendicular beam heaven- ward contin- ually every night and this will be a bea- con to the men coming home to roost.

A string of hangars will be built on the water's edge close to the club house. These will be so constructed that an aviator can pull in or take out his flying machine with the greatest ease. The hangars will be big enough to hold the very largest ' types of hydroplanes.

���The hot air rising from the furnace heats the oven and circulates around the contents

��Using the Heat from the Hot-Air Furnace for Cooking Purposes

IF you have a hot-air furnace you can do your baking by its heat. Here is how it may be done. A sheet-iron oven can be built into the hot-air conduit, as shown in the illustration, and the heated air can be made to flow around the sides and the back of the oven. By this heat the contents of the oven will be thoroughly baked and none of the disagreeable gases in the hot air will be allowed to touch them. Apparently, here is a. practical device which can save many a dol- lar on your coal and gas bills. That at least is what Albert Caro, of Illinois, who is the originator of the idea and inventor of the oven, believes.

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