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at that great event, flying rings around the world's leading aviators, then on August 20th he set a new world altitude record of 11,642 feet. On that flight he kept climbing until his fuel was exhausted then glided back down with a dead engine. Immediately after the Chicago Meet, Beachey, Ely and Witmer flew for two days at Kenosha, Wisconsin, then Beachey was a contestant at the Harvard-Boston Meet on August 26th to september 4th. He flew at Muscatine, Iowa, the 27th at Clarinda, Iowa, and Dubuque on September 28th. September 30th and October 1st he was at Sheboygan, Wisconsin, then October 3rd to 6th he and Atwood flew at Brockton, Massachusetts. From there Beachey flew at the Alabama State Fair at Birmingham for one week with Hamilton, then at Belvidere, Illinois, October 18th. On the 21st he flew at Rochester, New York, and carried authorized mail. November 5th and 6th he was at Fort Smith, Arkansas, and carried mail. NOvember 16th to 18th he flew at Atlanta, Georgia, with Witmer and Thornwell Andrews and again carried mail. Remaining in the South, Beachey started a one-weel flying engagement at San Juan, Puerto Rico, on December 7th, the first flights ever seen there. He filled other dates there, then was a contestant at the Air Meet in Havana, Cuba, for six days beginning December 22nd. Havens and Walsh flew at the Havana Meet also. At that event Beachey won a race over the city and return on January 2[[crossed-out]]nd[[/crossed-out]], 1912. From Havana Beachey went to Los Angeles as a contestant at the Los Angeles Air Meet January 20[[crossed-out]] th[[/crossed-out]] to 28[[crossed-out]]th[[/crossed-out]], 1912. Just one year before he had been a mere student novice there, unable to make a hop without smashing the machine, now he had become a headliner everywhere by his seemingly reckless, but spectacular, flying ability. At Los Angeles he "stole the show" to cheer crowds with his 6
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