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Kenosha,Wisconsin,then Beachey was a contestant at the Harvard-Boston Meet on August 26th to September 4th. He flew at the Wisconsin State Fair at Milwaukee with Witmer September 11th to 16th, then was at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, September 23rd and 24th. On the 26th 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, Grorgia, with Witmer and Thornwell Andrews and again carried mail. Remaining in the south Beachey started a one-week 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 were flying at the Havana Meet also. At that event Beachey won a race over the city and return on January 2nd, 1912. From Havana Beachey went to Los Angeles as a contestant at the Los Angeles Air Meet January 20th to 28th, 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 cheering crowds with his dives, tight spirals and roller-coaster antics. There, he and Glenn Martin also conducted a series of night flying experiments. Beachey was a contestant at the Oakland, California, meet February 17th to 25th, then following which he took a well-earned vacation. He resumed flying on May 11th at College Park, Maryland, to conduct military requirement tests of a large dual-control Curtiss machine for the Curtiss Company. The trials required a climb of 2,000 feet in ten minutes with a 450 pound load. On June 8th, Beachey flew at a small Yale Aero Club meet at New Haven, Connecticut, disguised as a woman and was introduced as "Madame Helene" who knew practically nothing about flying. Discarding his usual graceful style he took off in a wobbling dash, then cavorted and careened 6
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