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THE LORAIN TIMES-HERALD, THURSDAY JULY 24, 1919. Harold Irish, Ex-High Football Star, [[Leaves]] Field for Clouds -- First Aviation Student From guiding aw to directing the flight of arplane[[airplane]] was a step of but two [[?? years]] in the life of Harold Irish, [[?], Lake shore Electric line. Young Irish, who[[has?]]always had the knack of making a success of anything he [[attempted]], made a success of flying [[in an]] incredibly short time. He [[was the]]fir_t pupil of Aviators Buck [Weaver]and C.M. Meyers who [[operate]] a school at Woodruff field, east [[of]] Lorain. When two airplanes landed near the Irish field [[several]] weeks ago Harold what [[interested]]. He spent all of his spare time "hanging around" talking with the flyers. He soon decided hw would take up flying. He procured permission from his father and signed as a pupil. That was two weeks ago. [[??]] he can fly a machine alone. [[?]] can land and take off with rem[[ark?]] able skill for a beginner. able skill for a beginner.[[During?]] a trip to Cleveland, Tu[[?]]. They He has not yet attempted [[?]] the loop or to do the tail spin.[[?]] that will com soon" Irish [[?]] Irish has done every sort of a[[?]] in the air, but is has been [[with the?]]aid of the experienced [[aviation]]instructor. There are five hours of [[actual]][[?]] ing the course. Irish [[has]] completed one hour and 30 [[minutes]] of piloting. The first two [[hours]] study are taken up in learning [[?]] to handle the machine. The hour is spent in stunting, [[while]] fourth and fifth are spent [[?]] without the aid of an [[instructor.]] "Buck" Weaver is instructing [[?]] [[a]]nd he says he is tak[[ing??]] to the [[?course]] as fast as any [[??]] he has [[ever??]] taught. Irish and Weaver took [] trip to Cleveland, Tu[??]]. They [[a]]rrived safely and mad[[?e]] [[?a]] success- ful landing but when [[?it]] came to making th return trip they found their engine was [[??dead]] Both re- turned on a suburban [[??]] [[?]] Irish has always [[??want]]ed to fly and now since he has [[??made]] several successful trips says [[it has been??]] great- [[er??]] than what he expected. directed its [[?]] suddenly he felt the tall of the machine dip alarmingly.He looked back and discovered he was really alone so far as getting help was concerned, for Weaver had also done a stunt for the first time. He had climbed out over the machine and was perched near its tall. This left Irish dependent entirely upon his own resources so he had to be careful. The flight was a great success and Weaver complimented Irish when they landed. Harold Irish is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C.R. Irish. Mr. Irish readily gave his consent for him to go to the school but it took a lot of convincing arguments to get the consent of his mother. Harold was until recently a member of Lorain High School, being a member of that school's football team in 1917. the gravitational force, and the effect of the latter is felt simply in the form of a steady pressure. There is here no violation of the [[?]] [[?]]it did fall, the resistance of the air would increase, until, in certain circumstances, it might become great enough to balance the pull of gravity, and so arrest the descent. But even then there would be no violation of the [[?]]. Now, let me see what the other means of support is which enables the airplane effectively to rest is weight upon thin air. It is a force derived from the engines, driving the plane ahead at such a speed of the air resistance, or air pressure, equals the downward pull of gravity. The effect may be likened to that of the wind on a kite. The kite would fall in a calm, but the swiftly moving air driving against its sloping surface, balances the downward effect of its weight, so that it soars in spite of its constant obedience to gravity, which never ceases to impart the same weight to it. The weight is balanced by another force, that is all. In the case of the airplane the sustaining force is produced by the rapid motion of the machine through the air; in that of the kite it is the rapid motion of the air that produces the sustaining force. The one is the equivalent of the other, because action and reaction must always be equal. Here is another curious fact about gravitation-it acts with practical instantaneousness at all distances. If two bodies were suddenly created, on 10,000 miles from the earth and the other 1,000,000 miles, both would be gripped by the earth's attraction at the same instant, although the amount of this attraction would be ten thousand times greater on the nearer than on the more distant body. It results from the instantaneous action of gravity that is a projectile is shot straight upward it begins to fall the instant it starts. The inescapable "g" has its grasp on it from the very beginning, pulling it back at the rat of thirty-two feet per second. All that the fore derived from the powder is able to do is to start the projectile upward at a greater speed than that and the more the initial up- AIRP[[PLA]]NE Geo. E. (Buck) Wea [[??Covered text??]] give exhibition flights from 1:30 to 7 P.M. [[??covered text??]]take a number of passenger flights. AIRMEN TOPPLES BRICK FROM STACK [[underline]] Pilot Weaver Flirts with Death Flying Low over South Lorain [[underline]] Aviator Buck Weaver who flew over Lorain Sunday had so many thrilling and narrow escapes on that day that some of them were missed by the reporter who covered the story of the spectacular flight. When flying over Pearl-av Weaver came near to meeting disaster. He flew over the penny arcade of W.H. Williams & Son at 2927 Pearl-av and knocked a brick off the chimney. The machine continued on its way, the impact not being sufficient to tilt the plane or break the wing. [[underline]] Germany purchased sphagnum moss in Scotland for many years prior to the war. The first careful consensus of a European nation was undertaken by Sweden in 1749. [[image]] Harold Irish in the Cockpit, and the plane he learned to fly in record time. Driving a tractor on his father's farm was the stepping stone to flying an airplane for Harold Irish, 18. When George E. Weaver and Charles W. Meyers landed near Irish's home at Stop 73, Lake Shore Line, to open their aviation school, Irish was one of the first to get here. "He asked to be the first pupil as soon as we hopped out of the machines," said Weaver. "Ever since I saw Glenn Curtiss fly over the lake, past our house, on his Euclid Beach to Cedar Point flight, I have wanted to fly," said Irish. "I saved money I earned working on the farm and learned about motors in taking care of the tractor and auto, so I felt confidence that I could handle a plane." Irish Sunday completed his first 1 hour 3 minutes "flying time." Weaver, former civilian instructor in army air service, said: "Irish has learned flying as quick as any pilot that I ever taught. "He can handle the ship like a veteran, and needs only a little more landing experience and some stunting to finish up." "Harold has succeeded in everything he has tried, and when he asked my consent to take up flying, he got it," says C.R. Irish, the boy's father. "But we had quite a time persuading his mother."
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