Albany to New York prize
|Event names||Albany to New York prize|
|Location||Albany / New York City|
|Number of days||1|
Joseph Pulitzer of the New York World offered a $10,000 prize for the first flight from Albany to New York City. Glenn Curtiss, under the gun financially due to lawsuits from the Wright Brothers successfully made the flight on May 29, 1910.
Curtiss flew 243km at an average speed of 88 km/h.
The flight got lots of press coverage, including from the New York Times which commissioned a special train to follow the flight. Curtiss got a congratulatory letter from president Taft.
- Zahm, 1911, Aerial Navigation, 307.
- Seth Shulman, "The Flight that Tamed the Skies", MIT Technology Review, 1 September 2002.