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Sample of November 1909 News

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


Reply To Wrights' Suit
Aeronautic Society Answers Charge of Violating Patent Rights

     New York, N.Y. - Nov. 1, 1909 - The Aeronautic Society today filed in the United States Circuit Court its answer to the suit brought by Orville and Wilbur Wright for an alleged infringement of the aeroplane patent held by them The answer makes a general denial of all the claims of the Wrights and tells of the issuance of British-German and French patents, before the Wrights obtained their patent in this country.
Source: Boston Evening Transcript, Boston, MA

Los Angeles Aviation Plans

     Los Angeles, Cal. - Nov. 3, 1909 - The city council has indorsed the plan of holding a series of international aviation contests here next December. A prize of $100,000 is to be raised by means of selling $1 shares of stock.
Source: La Crosse Leader Press, La Crosse, WI

Long Balloon Trip Started By Woman
St. Louis Girl Qualifying To Become A Pilot

     St. Louis, MO - Nov. 3, 1909 - The balloon Melba III., with Capt. John Berry as pilot and Miss Julia Hoerner as an aide, ascended here today in an effort to lift the Lahm Cup.
     It was the first long flight ever attempted by a woman from S. Louis. Miss Hoerner is qualifying to become a pilot. Capt. Berry said he expected to remain in the air at least 36 hours and to travel northeast, unless the wind changes. Enough sand will be carried for a four days' trip.
Source: La Crosse Leader Press, La Crosse WI

Farman Beats All Aeroplane Records

     Mourmelon, France - Nov. 4, 1909 - Henry Farman, the English aviator, today won the Michelin Cup, beating all aeroplane records by covering 144 miles in four hours and six minutes and 25 seconds.
Source: The Washington Observer, Washington, DC

Curtiss Tests Landing Device
Runner on Aeroplane to Absorb the Shock of Landing

     Hammondsport, N.Y. - Nov. 10, 1909 - Glenn H. Curtiss made a short flight here to test a "landing runner" which hangs between the wheels of his aeroplane and is dropped into place when the machine is about to descend. It is intended to take up the jar and shock of a sudden landing. The device worked satisfactory yesterday.
Source: Boston Evening Transcript, Boston, MA

Curtiss makes Flights in Cincinnati
He Announces That He Will Retire from Public Flying

     Boston, Mass. - Nov. 13, 1909 - Glenn H. Curtiss is in Cincinnati making flights. He is using the first of ten machines which are being completed at the Herring-Curtiss factory. Mr. Curtiss is making the flights at Cincinnati to aid local enthusiasts to arouse interest in aviation. During the week of Jan. 3 he will take part in an aviation meet at Los Angeles under the auspices of the Aero Club of that city. Several foreign aviators are expected to take part. Before leaving Hammondsport Mr. Curtiss made a short flight in the Hudson-Fulton aeroplane in order to test further a new landing device which enables him to stop the aeroplane within one-fifth the distance formerly required after landing.
     Charles K. Hamilton, who is to make exhibition flights for Mr. Curtiss in the future, accompanied the latter. Upon leaving, Mr. Curtiss said: "I do not intend to make any more public flights except of the purpose of aiding the advancement of the science of aviation."
Source: Boston Evening Transcript, Boston, MA


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

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