“The third International Aviation Salon was held in Paris from December 16 to January 2. It was noteworthy that improvements have been made looking to the comfort of pilots and passengers. And given the Deutsch “taxicab” to begin with, the coach builders will soon be called upon to make closed bodies for aeroplanes the same as they do for automobiles.”
—Scientific American, January 1912
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