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PILOT STORIES: Charles Ames

Charles Ames, facing away from the camera, poses with fellow pilot Wesley Smith, demonstrating the new parachute gear for airmail pilots.
Charles Ames, facing away from the camera, poses with fellow pilot Wesley Smith, demonstrating the new parachute gear for airmail pilots. The parachutes were designed to be sat on by the pilots while in flight, undoubtedly providing some relief from the hard cockpit seats.

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