Pilots Assemble Planes for Aviation Meet
January 7, 2010 | 2:00 am
Two views of the Gill-Dosh biplane at Dominguez Station.
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3rd and Boylston streets, home of the Collins wireless station, via Google maps’ street view.
|Jan. 7, 1910: Airplanes are being assembled at Dominguez Station for the Aviation Meet and a tent has been erected to serve as a hangar. Los Angeles radio enthusiasts have been sending bulletins along the coast and plan to erect an antenna above the grandstand: a “skyhook” 750 feet long and 60 feet in the air. Messages are being sent at 15 words per minute using the Continental rather than American Morse Code.|