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planned to go into aviation in a big way. Two hangars were leased at the Detroit City Airport and arrangements made for a Michigan [[strikethrough]] Bellaea [[strikethrough]] Bellanca dealership. Later that year they were awarded the Harmon Trophy for their [[strikethrough]] noteworthy [[strikethrough]] world flight. In 1928, Brock and Schlee made numerous flights around the country and flew a Wright-powered Bellanca in the Nati onal Air Tour that year. In September they were at Rockwell Field, San Diego, California, preparing for an endurance flight attempt. On October 1st they landed after 59 hours and 8 minutes in the air in their Bellanca plane, forced down by a fuel leak, short of the 64 hours, 25 minute record. On January 7th, 1929, they flew nonstop from Detroit to Miami, Florida, in 9 hours, 20 minutes. During that month Brock conducted the first flight tests of the new Veriville air coach of the Verville Aircraft Company at Detroit. Later Brock and Schlee became dealers for Lockheed, Bach, New Standard and Avro-Avian planes, and in October took over Canadian-American Airlines between Minneapolis-St. Paul and Winnipeg, Canada. In March, 1930, they opened the Arrowhead International Airways between Duluth, Wisconsin, and Isle Royal, Canada, and that month took the dealership for Driggs Skylark planes. In April they bought the John R.airport at Detroit and prepared to move their operations there. That spring they sold a Lockheed Vega plane to Crosley Radio Corporation, Cincinnati, Ohio and Brock flew this plan for them some that year. June 17th and 18th Brock and Schlee flew from Jacksonville, Florida, to San Diego, California, in 13 hours, 56 minutes in a Wasp-Powered Vega. They refueled and rested one hour, then flew back with one stop, in 16 hours, 50 minutes, total flying time being 30 hours, 46 minutes for the round trip. They also flew in the National Air Derby in August. Brock became a member of the Early Bird organization that year. The partnership had over-expanded and their business folded up during the depression of the early 1930's. Following this Brock became personal pilot for former United States Senator George F. Harding at Chicago. With the Senator and a group of prominent Chicagoans, they toured numerous cities in the United States and Europe. During a flight from Washington, D.C., to Chicago in late 1931, Brock ran into
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