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self to fly. They also flew some local exhibitions that year. By August DeHart was flying very well and on September 16th and 17th he flew for the Eatons at Stockon, California. He also raced a motorcycle there at the Feirgrounds. On the last day he attempted to fly cross-country to Kodesto but had a forced landing and hit a tree in getting down, damaging the plane somewhat and was himself slightly injured. On November 4t he made a notable when he left the Eaton Brothers field and flew to and crossed over Dominguez Flying Field, continuing on to San Pedro and out over the harbor where the Pacific fleet lay at anchor. As he passed the Naval armada the sailors cheered and the vessels blew their whistles. He continued to Long Beach then back to Dominguez field where he landed for gas and a rest, then took off and retuned to his home field, a very wonderful flight for a student aviator. That week DeHart got in a good bit of flying and received considerable local publicity for his fine cross-country flight. In March, 1912 it was announced that DeHart, would continue to fly with the Eatons filling exhibition dates and instructing at their school. On April 21st he obtained his F.A.I pilot license No. 129 at the company field flying an Eaton Hall-Scott powered biplane. During December, 1911, DeHart had taught W.V.Dewitt and Tom Cunn to fly at the Eaton school. Although California-born, Gunn later became a renounced pioneer aviator and gained recognition as the first man in the world of Chinese ancestry to become a licensed pilot Gunn later organize nd became head of the Chinese Air Force. Later that summer, exhibition seemed to be in a slump so Dehart went to San Francisco, took a course in wireless telegraphy and became a wireless operator on board ship for the Marconi Company. After a year or so of this he went into the automobile business in San Jose, California. During this period he also conducted some early experiments with wireless telegraphy on aeroplanes.
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