Flying at Sundown

Great article describing the ideal conditions of wind and visibility near sundown on the fifth day of the meet, June 17, 1910. Good image of officials using their instruments to measure altitude of planes from the ground. More on the amazing Walter Brookins, his brilliant recovery from a stalled engine the day before and his relationship with the Wright Brothers. Even the Wrights were astonished by the daring of this young man.

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