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A Week of Aviation Triumphs

January 16, 2010 |  2:00 pm

Jan. 16, 1910, Little Nemo
Jan. 16, 1910: Even Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo is dreaming of airships.

Jan. 16, 1910, Aviation Week
The Sunday Times features Arthur B. Dodge's artwork of Louis Paulhan's plane.

Jan. 16, 1910, Cover   Jan. 16, 1910, Drawing

And Edmund Waller “Ted” Gale takes a lighthearted look at the week’s events.

Jan. 16, 1910, Aviation Meet

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.

Jan. 16, 1910, Bunch Dorgan

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.”