Sunday, February 17, 2019

Belmont Park airshow, 1910

The American Heritage History of Flight, Simon and Shuster 1962
Here's a flypast at the October 1910 airshow held at Belmont race track on Long Island. From top is a Wright, a Farman, out front is a Bleriot, Then an Antoinette and another Farman.
 Various competitions were held, the altitude record was set at 9714 feet and the 100km speed race was won at an average speed of 61 mph. 
Three airshows had been held in the US that year, only a year after the Bleriot cross-channel flight and the Reims air meet. Aviation fever had struck.

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