Rob V. founded Century-of-Flight.net in October of 2019. He holds commercial single and multi-engine instrument ratings, and is a licensed CFI / CFII for both single and multi-engine aircraft. Rob currently has 1,500+ hours of flight logged, 1,000 of which is dual-given as an instructor. Learn more about him in his full bio here.
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The Great Aerial Races

Aerial racing in the United States began in 1910, when Glenn Curtiss and Louis Paulhan won races in Los Angeles. Paulhan also won the notoriously difficult London-to-Manchester race. Newcomer Claude Grahame-White won the Gordon-Bennett race on Long Island in late 1910. In Europe, a number of aerial races gave Andre Beaumont the opportunity to race Read More…