Atlantic City Aero Meet

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The Atlantic City Aero Meet took place between July 4 and July 12, 1910.[1]

To finance the event, the Atlantic City Aero Club raised $26,000 in donations from businesses and individuals.[2]

July 8: Exhibition flights by Glenn Hammond Curtiss and Walter Richard Brookins.[3]

July 9: Walter Richard Brookins credited with setting a new record for flying higher than 1 mile.[4] Brookins had reached 6,175 feet when his motor gave out and he made a crash landing.[2]

July 12: Curtiss demonstrated military applications of the airplane by dropping orange mock-bombs on a boat and on photographers on the beach.[2]

Link: "Flying Fearless: The 1910 Atlantic City and Asbury Park Airshows", created by Atlantic City Library

References

  1. Wallace McKelvey, "Atlantic City aviation timeline", 11 August 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Wallace McKelvey, "Atlantic City's birth as an aerial resort", Press of Atlantic City, 12 August 2012.
  3. "Daring Evolution at Atlantic City Aero Meet: Six Exhibition Flights, Three By Curtiss, Three by Brooklins" [sic] Norwich Bulletin, 9 July 1910; via Library of Congress. ("Curtiss disappeared from view in the light haze over the ocean and when he failed to return tonight the excitement became intense. Fast automobiles were obtained by officials and mechanicians, who made an ineffectual search along the ocean front where he was believed to have dropped. In the midst of the excitement Curtiss telephoned his whereabouts. [...] Brookins made one ascent to over 1,500 feet. Both aviators have announced their intention of attempting to break the present altitude figures tomorrow if the weather continues favorable.")
  4. "9 July 1910" This Day in Aviation.
Event names Atlantic City exhibition; Atlantic City Aero Meet
Event type exhibition
Country US
Location Atlantic City, NJ
Start date 1910-07-04
Number of days 8
Tech focus airplanes, military


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