Stunning images from the 1910 Los Angeles International Air Meet. The historic week long event took place at Dominguez Field in Los Angeles. The meet lasted from January 10 to January 20, 1910, and was the first of its kind in the United States.
Pilot Charles F. Willard brings his Curtiss “Golden Flyer” in for a safe landing. The plane’s flying speed was approximately 40 mph.
Another amazing shot. The man in the airplane is French aviator, Louis Paulhan.
Spectators exchange waves with pilot Louis Paulhan and his wife as they fly overhead in their Farman biplane. (LAPL 00007888)
Ezra Meeker, pioneer of the Oregon Trail, was one of the celebrities who attended the 1910 Los Angeles International Air Meet. He is sitting in the covered wagon. Louis Paulhan flies overhead.
Another breathtaking view from the Los Angeles International Air Meet at Dominguez Field in 1910. Source: Water and Power. org
A dirigible manned by two pilots at the Los Angeles Air Meet in 1910.
A balloon with a Los Angeles Examiner banner.
A romantic moment captured at Dominguez Field.
A balloon in flight above Dominguez Field.
A balloon failure at the 1910 Air Meet.
A mishap on the field.