Thursday, March 1, 2012

Dips and Spiral Glides -- March 1, 2012

Walter Brookins was a native of Dayton, Ohio. The Wright Brothers taught him to fly and he became the first leader of their exhibition team. In January, 1911, he took part in a meet at Tanforan where several important aviation firsts took place, including dropping a bomb and landing on a ship. The image shows him landing his Wright airplane after a stunt flying exhibition.

From the 16-January-1911 San Francisco Call.Click on the image to see a larger version.

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