national air races

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…


Hollywood’s Stunt Pilots

In the 1910s and 1920s, more and more people because interested in aviation. In response, Hollywood began to add flight scenes into the movies it produced. In true fashion, these scenes often required pilots to take great risks, performing near impossible feats in mid-air. Stunt pilots worked under extremely dangerous circumstances, but their contributions to Read More…