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Sample of March 1911 News

More than 200 actual news stories appear in the March 1911 issue. Below is a sampling of the first few days of March 1911. Individual editions are $9.95 plus postage.


AVIATOR TAKES WORD TO DIAZ
Garros, 4,000 Feet High, Glides Down to Presidential Party at Mexico City

     Mexicao City, Mexico - March 1, 1911 - Roland G. Garros, one of Moisant's aviators, made the most notable flight of the meet here today, when he sent a 50 horse-power monoplane to an altitude of 4,000 feet. He was in the air thirty-six minutes and circled the Castle of Capultepec.
     President Diaz had been notified that the birdmen would attempt top salute him.
     Garros was 1,500 feet in the air when he neared the castle, but shut off the motor and glided down close to the roof where the presidential party was in waiting. He dropped a weighted message as he passed.
Source: The Denver Daily News

AVIATOR LEAVES SMALL ESTATE

     Kansas City, MO. - March 17, 1911 - Although Ralph Johnstone, the aviator who lost his life in a fall at Denver Nov. 17, was one of the foremost aviators of his day; he was comparatively a poor man. His will, filed for probate here, showed he left $384 in cash and real estate valued at $1,500.
Source: Stillwater Minnesota Daily Gazette

BIRDMEN FLY LOW AT SAN JOSE MEET
Eight Thousand Persons Camp Outside Park and Miss Much of Exhibition

     San Jose, Cal., March 19, 1911 - Exhibitions that have never been excelled, it is said, in showing the wonderful control and bird sense developed by men, featured the last day of the aviation meet at San Jose driving park this afternoon.
     Eugene Ely and C.F. Willard were the attractions. Neither attempting any high flying, but both circled, swooping and darted fantastically through the air like hawks.
     It is estimated that on one occasion Ely came within six feet of the crowded grandstand before he sheered off.
     Four thousands persons paid admission to the park, and double this number camped on the hills and in the roads around the park.
     Ely and Willard devoted much of their time to low flying because the high fences cut off the view of the thousands outside.
     Both aeroplanes were put out of commission late in the afternoon by accidents in alighting on a rough field. Willard was carrying George Manageson, manager of the meet, when he came to grief. He struck a hole in the ground after a flight of a quarter of a mile, and two ribs of the lower plane were splintered. This mishap necessitated the abandonment of Willard's contemplated flight to Mount Hamilton.
     Motorcycle races, horse races and a two mile automobile exhibition race by Jack Fleming were included in the program.
Source: The San Francisco Call

AVIATOR CARRIES 11 IN MONOPLANE
Breguet Establishes Weight Record in 2 Mile Flight in France

     Douai, France - March 23, 1911 - Aviator Louis Breguet made a record performance today when he carried 11 passengers in his monoplane a distance of two miles. The flight was made at a height varying from 50 to 75 feet.
     The weight of the 12 persons was 1,315 pounds and the combined weight of the machine and its occupants was 2,602 pounds.
     The best previous performance of the kind was made by M. le Martin, who, on February 2, took up seven passengers on a seven minute trip.
Source: The San Francisco Call

AVIATORS FOR NAVY

     Washington, D.C. - March 30, 1911 - In order to form a corps of competent aviators for the navy, thus recognizing that the flying machine will be a factor in future warfare, an aviation school probably will be established at Annapolis by the navy department this summer.
Source: Jacksonville Florida Times Union


More than 100 actual news stories appear in the March 1911 issue. Above is a sampling of a few days of March 1911. Individual editions are $9.95 plus postage.

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