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1910 Los Angeles International Aviation Meet


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By: Kenneth E. Pauley, and the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum


America\'s first international air meet was held January 10-20, 1910, in Los Angeles on a mesa called Dominguez Hill, situated 13.5 miles south of the plaza at the pueblo of Los Angeles. Enthusaism for aciation grew after the firstinternational air meet in 1909 in Rheims, France, where American Aviator Glenn H. Curtiss won three prestigious speed prizes and 36,000 francs. An even more spectacular air meet, which would also invigorate the local economy, was promoted for Los Angeles. Businessman Dick Ferris, the Los Angeles Merchants and Manufacturers Association, and the Los Angeles Examiner collaborated to make it possible. Most Americans had never seen the newfangled machines that soared in the skies. Intially skeptical, they soon were awed. So began Aemerica\'s love affair with aviation. The air meet influenced aviation in Southern California and transportation worldwide into the 21st century.
1910 Los Angeles International Aviation Meet

The Images of Aviation Series is a series of individual books that takes the reader through a comprehensive photographic journey of American aeronautical history beginning in the early 1900s. By the late 1920s worldwide civil aviation was moving from being a public curiosity to a practical means of transport and recreation. World War I was the catalyst for technological advancement. The Golden Age of Aviation saw continued progress leading to aircraft for World War II. The books take the reader through postwar aircraft progression on into the Jet Age. These fascinating books chart the years and decades using a sequence of carefully annotated photographs. Most have not been previously published. Books include factory photos, and provides for a most informative overview.

128 pgs, SB, 6.5 x 9.25, 200+ photos


1910 Los Angeles International Aviation Meet

ISBN Number: 978-0-7385-7190-4

Item Number: 1463

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