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Sample of June 1909 News

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


Flights Saturday

     Pittsfield, Mass - June 3, 1909 - Charles J. Glidden stopped over in this city today en route to Indianapolis where he is to be starter and timer for the international balloon race Saturday. It was his desire to see the reporters ascension here this afternoon that caused him to interrupt his journey from Boston west.
     On Saturday W.C. Branhall of Boston and W.R. Illsley, sporting editor of the Boston Transcript, will make an ascension in the balloon "Boston" here with William Van Sleet as pilot.
Source: Berkshire Evening Eagle, Pittsfield, MA

Made Series of Brilliant Flights

     Paris, June 9, 1909 - The attention of French aviators has been focused of late on the doings of the young aeronuat, Herbert Latham, who has been flying at Mourmelon-Le-Grand in a monoplane. Following up his performance of three days ago, when he remained in the air for one hour, 7 minutes and 47 seconds, M. Latham made a series of brilliant flights yesterday evening in which his machine demonstrated considerable stability in the face of fifteen mile breeze. He showed also good general control and facility to change from one altitude to another. His height ranged for 15 to 30 yards. Latham's machine suggests a bird. It has two rigid wings a foot thick in the center and tapering into flexible fins designed to give stability. The space between the two layers of canvas is water tight and is calculated to insure safety should the machine fall into water.
Source: Berkshire Evening eagle, Pittsfield, MA

Aeronaut Sails Over The City

     New York, N.Y. - June 11, 1909 - Frank Goodale, the young aeronaut, in his dirigible balloon made a successful flight over the upper west end of the city today. Coming across the Hudson river from Palisades Park, N.J., he circled Grant's Tomb on Riverside drive several times and then steered the big air craft to directly above Seventy-Second street and Broadway when he again crossed the river to New Jersey. The dirigible traveled at a height of several hundred feet above the city buildings. Thousands of people witnessed the flight from the streets and the roofs of apartment houses.
Source: Berkshire Evening Eagle, Pittsfield, MA

Boy's Aeroplane Makes a Flight

     Los Angeles, Cal. - June 12, 1909 - A large number of spectators were greatly impressed by a successful ascension to a height of 25 feet achieved yesterday by 14 year old Irving Harnes in an aeroplane of his own invention and construction. He was cheered as his peculiar looking machine slowly circled about the school yard, attaining each second a greater height. When the yard had been twice circumnavigated the youth brought his craft safely to the earth.
Source: Berkshire Evening eagle, Pittsfield, MA

Curtiss Aeroplane Makes Fine Flight at Morris Park

     New York, N.Y. - June 19, 1909 - When it was so dark that he could barely see the ground beneath him, Glenn H. Curtiss made an aeroplane flight at Morris park, which started all the aviators and aeronauts talking with great enthusiasm.
     Not more than a quarter of a mile was covered in the flight, but the speed and energy of the little machine was something new in aeroplane performance and some who were present ventured the belief that Curtiss had soared up very close to first place in the world of aviation.
     The machine is the first output of the Herring-Curtiss Aeroplane Company, at Hammondsport, N.Y., and is now the property of the Aeronautical Society. It was delivered at Morris park last Sunday, and is now being tested before being turned over to the society.
Source: Berkshire Evening Eagle, Pittsfield, MA

To Fly Across English Channel

     Calais - June 22, 1909 - Herbert Latham, Count De Lambert and Henry Farman are at present on the coast near here awaiting favorable conditions to attempt an aeroplane flight across the English channel for a prize of $500, offered by a London paper. French torpedo boats are being held in readiness to guide the aviators in their flight and rescue them in case of need.
     Count De Lambert will use a Wright aeroplane and has erected a shed for the housing of the machine. Mr. Farman will use a new machine like the one with which he made his celebrated flight from Chalons to Rheims, except that he has introduced an arrangement by which the alighting wheels give way and allow skids to bear the shock of the impact. He has introduced also, lateral fins similar to those used by Latham on his monoplane, with which he recently has made a number of successful flights. He purposes starting from the top of cliffs near Calais and heading straight for the admiralty pier at Dover. The distance as the crow flies is 21.73 miles. There is much rivalry between the three aviators as to who will start first.
Source: Berkshire Evening Eagle, Pittsfield, MA


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

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