Aero Club of Pittsfield

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Organized formally the first week of March 1908, it appears there was preliminary activity to start an Aero Club of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, US, at least as early as November 1907. The club was expected to incorporate following its organization. The club intended a permanent balloon ascension station. The first ascension of the club's balloon, The Pittsfield No. 1, was to occur in May 1908. Pittsfield had been the site of the first balloon ascension under the Aero Club of America in March 1906.

Said to have some 200 members when organized in March 1908; 100 members reported in June 1910. The initial officers from 1908 included Luke J. Minnehan, president; Daniel England, treasurer; and Kelton B. Miller, secretary. Minnehan was still president in mid-1910. The Aero Club of Pittsfield entered a balloon in the August 1910 Harvard-Boston Meet.

1909 Jane's listed as Pittsfield Aero Club.

Affiliated with ACA, 1910 or earlier

Sources

  • 1907 NYT, 11 Nov.; 1908 Boston Daily Globe, 8 Mar; 1908 NYT 15 Mar.; 1908 WSJ, 28 Nov.; 1:6 Aeronautics (NYC) 38; ACA annuals (1908, 1910-1917, 1919); 1908 NYT, 10 Apr.; 1909 Jane's All the World's Aircraft 251; 1910 NYT, 23 June; 1910 Aircraft, 1 July; 1910 Boston Daily Globe, 13, 14, & 16 Aug.; 2:11 Flying 34 (1913); 5 Flying 250 (1916);6 Flying 498 (1917); 8 Flying 549 (1919); 9 Flying 50 (1920)
  • Goodyear (1919), p. 11
  • Dir1920
Organization names Aero Club of Pittsfield
Entity type
Country US
City Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Affiliated with ACA
Scope Local
Started aero 1908
Ended aero 1920 or later
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  • Address: no fixed address (1909-1919)

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