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Franklin Glider Corporation 
Ann Arbor, Michigan  Office and Factory At
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Address all Communications to Ypsilanti
September 13, 1930

Hattie Meyers Barnaby
2803 28th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C.

Dear Mrs. Barnaby:

Your welcome letter just received and quite pleased to hear that you have taken us up on our proposition. Amplifying my wire I should explain that we should experience no difficulty whatever in carrying you through to a second class N.G.A. license and/or a Commercial Glider Pilot's license. My own secret ambition though is that you will be able to obtain a soaring license before the contests are over and, while I do not want to raise false hopes, I really think this is quite probable.

I will be in Elmira not later than the morning of September 21 and will try to get in there on the 20th and we will be able to start training very soon. I expect Professor Franklin at about the same time and between the two of us your training should sail right along. Don Walker of N.G.A. tells me that there is excellent secondary terrain near Elmira and adjacent to the soaring terrain. We will work on the local airport with auto tow until you are ready for your second class license when we will move to the rolling hills.

If you have time it might be a good idea to drop us a line stating in more detail just how much glider and power plane experience you have had. There is no need to bother with a bill unless you particularly want it, but if you have a draft or certified check with you so that I can cash it there, it will help defray expenses.

I am looking forward eagerly to meeting you and instructing you and to giving Lieutenant Barnaby an opportunity to fly our wonderful glider.

Very truly yours
FRANKLIN GLIDER CORPORATION 
by A.P. Artran [[signature]]
Vice President
in Charge of Sales

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