The field was very small to get out and all excess material including bags, tools and one seat were removed. Labadie pushed it as far as possible to the edge of the field, set the brakes and reved the motor up to full speed. Then he released the brakes and shot across the field and lifted it out in time to skim the farmer’s house. Afterward it was discovered that dirt from the sirport had clogged the carburetor as at the time there was no aircleaner. Needless to say one was added.