1910 Los Angeles International Aviation Meet Research Collection 1909-1999
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Glenn Hammond Curtiss (1878-1930) was an aviator and businessman. He developed the first practical amphibious airplane, as well as testing ship-based take-offs and landings. From the description of Glenn Hammond Curtiss photographs of early aviation, circa 1900s-1930s. (Brigham Young University). WorldCat record id: 231717817 Glenn Curtiss (1878-1930), a successful motorcycle manufacturer in Hammondsport, New York, became legendary in the aviation world. Curtiss...
Judson A. Grenier was born in Indiana in 1930. He received his bachelor degree from the University of Minnesota in 1951 and his masters a year later from the University of California. In 1956 he began teaching at El Camino College in Torrance, California, while pursuing his doctorate in history at UCLA. After receiving his PhD, Dr. Grenier joined the original faculty of CSC Dominguez Hills in 1966 during its inception period. At Dominguez Hills, he served as first chairman of the history departm...
Following the Reims International Aviation Meet in 1909, enthusiasm for aviation began to increase in the United States. In between meets in the South, Charles Willard and Roy Knabenshue discussed holding a meet in the winter, with Los Angeles being a good choice for weather reasons. After receiving a promise of participation from Glenn Curtiss in New York, Knabenshue contacted Dick Ferris, a Los Angeles athletic promoter and balloon enthusiast. Ferris gained the support of the loca...