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of his former fellow students from the Beatty School In New York, but was dis-appointedly prevented from actually getting to Chicago de to a last minute shipping difficulty on the railroads. One of his more important dates that season was a one-week engagement at his own Michigan State Fair, starting on September 20th, where he was the star attraction. There he introduced an inno-vation when he took a photograph aloft and played records so the crowds could hear it below. DeRemer had another accident at Angola, Indiana where he was booked to fly October 8th, 9th and 10th, 1912. In attempting to take off from a very small field on soft ground after a heavy rain he struck a tree and three buggies to avoid the crow, but fortunately he was not injured.
DeRemer continued to fly exhibitions throughout the fall season, and in November accepted an offer as Chief Instructor of the Mills School of Aviation at Corpus Christi, Texas for the winter months, flying his Wright on floats over the Golf of Mexico. There, on Christmas Day, 1912, DeRemer made the FIRST flight from the water in the State of Texas, flying over Corpus Christi and vicinity for 30 minutes. In addition to his school work he also engaged to carry passengers and make frequent local exhibitions. These arrangements were under the auspices of the local Board of Trade. Hundreds of persons visited the beach on Sundays to watch his exhibitions. By mid-December he had some students and daily school operations got under way. On December 31st he carried members of the Commercial Club of the city and newspaper men for flights over the beach.
On January 3rd, 1913, DeRemer carried Miss Buena Vista Hill, the first woman in Texas to ride in a hydro-aeroplane, Throughout January and February he made almost daily flights in his school and passenger work. On February 17th he set up a new Hydro-aeroplane passenger carrying record of 2 hours, 41 minutes, with J.C. Curran of Saginaw, Michigan as his passenger. At this time he was doing a good passenger carrying business, some days making twelve to fifteen flights, totaling four to five hours in the air. On March 12th he made the necessary official arrangements with the Postal Department to carry mail daily until 30th, from Corpus Christi to Port Arkansas. On March 30th he had an accident
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