A Week of Aviation Triumphs
January 16, 2010 | 2:00 pm
Jan. 16, 1910: Even Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo is dreaming of airships.
The Sunday Times features Arthur B. Dodge's artwork of Louis Paulhan's plane.
And Edmund Waller “Ted” Gale takes a lighthearted look at the week’s events.
The Times noted the difficulty observers had in calculating Paulhan’s altitude by triangulation and realized that hitting an aircraft with artillery, as required in aerial combat, would be difficult.
Harry Carr writes another Bunch Dorgan story about Aviation Week.
|Jan. 16, 1910: “A week of aviation in Los Angeles has left half a million people in about the city 'up in the air.' The progress of the world has taken on a new aspect after seeing a man flying nearly a mile high above the earth, shooting across the country on wings at 40 mph and carrying load after load of passengers safely.”|