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Thread #17941   Message #3903708
Posted By: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
03-Feb-18 - 09:42 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Into the Air (Junior Birdmen)
Subject: RE: Origins: Into the Air (Junior Birdmen)
Don't be a modock Joe. Publishers gonna publish.

Hearst caught his first ride at the 1910 Los Angeles International Air Meet he co-sponsored, first in America.

Hooked he was. After that Hearst papers ran regular aviation columns, prizes and promotions like the U.S. Transcontinental and the Graf LZ-127's Weltrundfahrt.

One can never know with such things but think it almost certain he was grandfathered into Ye Anciente and Secret Order of the Quiet Birdmen.

More birdmania: Prof. Charles Colby (of Yellow Bird &c.) appears in one of those wiki LA Meet images and the modock is a relative of the oozlum, or so the story goes.