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Paulhan Takes First Day of Aviation Meet

Glenn Curtiss, 1910 
Los Angeles Times file photo

Glenn Curtiss at the Aviation Meet, 1910.

Jan. 11, 1910, Aviation, Clothing

 Jan. 11, 1910, Engine

Lt. Beck inspects a Gnome engine.

Jan. 11, 1910, Aviation Meet

Jan. 11, 1910: The Times says of Louis Paulhan, who flew 10.75 miles: "Handling his steering apparatus with one hand and waving nonchalantly at the crowd with the other, he drove his monster flying machine without a falter over the parked automobiles, over the boxes containing more than half the society people of Southern California, over the grandstand itself, into the wind, across the air currents -- and, in fact, did everything that was possible for him to do except chase his tail like a dog or turn a somersault as did the Montgomery glider."

Jan. 11, 1910, Aviation Meet 
The racing balloons New York and Peoria are launched at Huntington Park and land in Colegrove.

Jan. 11, 1910, Eastside Beer
Going for a drive? Take Eastside beer.
Jan. 11, 1910, Aviation Meet
image "The [dirigible] driven by Beachy first took flight. It rose slowly into the air with a sort of awkward grace, dipping and rising as though breasting the invisible waves of air, its big propeller churning and chugging. It seemed like a fussy fat man."

Jan. 11, 1910, Aviation 
A remarkable contrast: Airplanes and sheriff’s deputies on horseback.
Race results for the first day.
Jan. 11, 1910, Paulhan Paulhan “is expected to make a flight for height today in his second appearance on Aviation Field.”

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