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Sample of August 1909 News

More than 100 actual news stories appear in the August 1909 issue. Below is a sampling of a few days of 1909. Individual editions are $9.95 plus postage.


Wilbur Wright Will Teach Officers To Fly
Lieutenants Lahm and Foulois Designated to Take Charges of Newly Purchased Aeroplanes

     Washington, D.C. - Aug. 2, 1909 - Wilbur Wright will return to Washington early next week to instruct Lieutenants Lahm and Foulois of the signal corps in the manipulation of the Wright aeroplane purchased by the signal corps.
     The instruction flights are to take place at College Park, Md., according to the present plans.
     The contract with A.N. Herring for an aeroplane has been annulled because of the failure of Mr. Herring to deliver machines by August 1.
Source: Los Angeles Herald

Wind Too High Flight Abandoned

     Mineola, L.I. - Aug. 5, 1909 - Glenn H. Curtiss, who was to have made a flight in an aeroplane this morning, abandoned the effort because he said the wind was too high. The large crowd which had come out from New York City overnight to witness the proposed flight, gave the aviator a noisy send off when he started for New York by train to sail on the French steamship, La Savoie, to participate in the International aeroplane contests at Rheims, France.
Source: Berkshire Evening Eagle, Pittsfield, MA

Wright Off For Germany

     New York, N.Y. - Aug. 10, 1909 - Off for Germany, where he will make a series of flights in demonstration of the merits of the Wright aeroplane, Orville Wright sailed today on the steamer Krown Prinzessian Cecilie. His sister, Katherine, accompanied him. They will make a brief stop in England, but Mr. Wright today would not discuss the object of his visit to that country. The general purpose of the flights to be made in Germany, he said, was to comply with the arrangements made last winter with the company organized for the manufacture of the Wright aeroplane in that country. Before sailing, Orville Wright had a word to say about the present capabilities of the brother's aeroplanes.
     "We have the official record of having flown 42 1-2 miles an hour at Fort Myer. I do not know of any foreigners having gone over a marked course at a speed to exceed 38 miles and hour. At Fort Myer on an unofficial test I went at the rate of 50 miles an hour with the wind from the side. This probably is a speed record in an aeroplane."
Source: Berkshire Evening Eagle, Pittsfield, MA

Airship Makes a New Record
C.W. Willard Sails 12 Miles in 19 Minutes

     Mineola, L.I. - Aug. 13, 1909 - C.W. Willard, in the Curtiss biplane, "Red Bug" today sailed 12 miles in 19 1-2 minutes, over three towns and rough country, where descent would have been practically impossible, making a flight in many respects the most wonderful ever accomplished in a machine heavier than air. He brought the machine down under perfect control within 15 feet from the spot where he started. It is said this exceeds the best cross country record of the Wright brothers. The French record is better, but it was made over a smooth plain.
Source: Long Beach Daily Telegram, Long Beach, CA

Zeppelin To Meet Wrights
Famous Aviators May Witness Each Other's Flights

     Berlin, Germany - Aug. 18, 1909 - Orville Wright and Count Zeppelin will be afforded an opportunity to observe each other's achievements in aerial navigation next week, as it is considered highly probable that they will meet here. Wright is expected to arrive on Friday and preparations for his reception are actively proceeding.
     The starting rails and much of the other necessary equipment are already being erected on the Tempelhoefer field, the great military parade grounds in South Berlin, where the ascents are planned to take place. It is not expected, however, that the American can fly before Aug. 24 and the subsequent ascents will be extended over another week.
     Count Zeppelin, according to the present program, will arrive in Berlin Aug. 28, in his dirigible Zeppelin III, to remain for several days while his airship is placed on public exhibition. The opportunity to witness the performances of two of the leaders in the rival fields of aeronautics is expected to attract enormous crowds.
Source: Long Beach Daily Telegram, Long Beach, CA


More than 100 actual news stories appear in the August 1909 issue. Above is a sampling of a few days of 1909. Individual editions are $9.95 plus postage.

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