The worldwide interest centered in the recent Los Angeles aviation meet should assure the popularity of our film, depicting the most important features of the weeks' events. This meet was ... See full summary »
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Lincoln Beachey ...
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The worldwide interest centered in the recent Los Angeles aviation meet should assure the popularity of our film, depicting the most important features of the weeks' events. This meet was important in the fact that a number of the most prominent of the world's aviators took part, and that a number of former records for speed attained, altitude reached and distance covered, were broken. The spectacular and sensational performances of M. Paulham, the Frenchman, have been sufficiently described in the daily press and any further description would be superfluous. Paulham ascended, in one flight, 5,000.04 feet, a feat which previously had been thought impossible for the heavier-than-air machine. He also broke the distance record when he flew 43 miles in 1 hour and 22 seconds. Our film shows close-up views of Paulham, Curtiss, Knabenshue, Beachey, Hamilton and other of the aviators in their machines and in flight. The machines are shown in starting, in speeding and in landing. Trying for ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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16 February 1910 (USA)  »

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The Aviation Meet at Los Angeles  »

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Released as a split reel along with the comedy Baby's First Tooth (1910). See more »

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An admirable substitute for the actual occurrence
8 March 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Much improvement is noted in the pictures of flying as operators have acquired experience in the manipulation of their apparatus. The work of this firm during the recent meet in Los Angeles is satisfactory. It gives both near and distant views of the aviators and their machines before the start, as they start, and during flight. Next to seeing the machines in operation this picture is probably as good as anything could be produced and affords an admirable substitute for the actual occurrence. The photography of this film is remarkably clear, and when the character of the subject is considered one concludes that it would be difficult indeed to improve upon it. The showing of this picture through the country will convey to many thousands a reasonably accurate impression of what an aviation meet is like. - The Moving Picture World, February 26, 1910


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