Viewing page 6 of 17

West 42d Street.

Domenjoz soon started flying at Sheepshead Bay Race Truck, Long Island, where he soon had huge crowds coming to see his expert flying. He put on some great shows and soon the Track Committee made arrangements for him to fly weekly, sometimes in connection with automobile racing events. On Election Day, 1915, he flew over Manhattan and the Harbor, circled the Statue of Liberty and looped over the heart of the city. These weekly shows continued, then on December 11th he exhibited at Goshen, New York, making three flights there for a Hospital Benefit Celebration.

During the winter of 1915-1916 Domenjoz toured the south, then as springtime approached he began coming northward. In late February he put on his show at Richmond, Virginia, then in early March was at Washington, D.C. for the Pan American Congress. There he circled the Capitol and Washington Monument and put on a fine stunt show over the city. Following this he went to Havana, Cuba, then back to New York where he flew again at Sheepshead Bay. During the summer of 1916 he toured the midwest with Curtiss pilot Baxter Adams, putting on an added attraction of bomb dropping and mock aerial warfare. 

Over the winter month of 1916-1917 Domenhoz was in France testing new Spads for the Bleriot Company at Pau, then in May, 1917 he returned to the United States to fly exhibition dates for Julyskens through the summer season. After this he became a civilian Government flying instructor at Park Field, Memphis, Tennessee where he remained through 1918.

In 1919 he resumed exhibition and barnstorming work and that year obtained a post-war U.s. Flying License No. 340. 

In 1920 he stored his plane on Long Island and returned to France, where he remained until 1937. Returning to New York he learned that the farmer where he had stored his plane had sold it to the Roosevelt Field Museum for unpaid rent. It was still in 1946 when Paul Garber, curator of the National Air Museum, saw it and obtained it for the [[?]] [[?]].

Domenjoz was also a skilled tool maker and remained employed in New York for a time, then moved to Manchester, Connecticut where he worked as an inspector for Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Corporation for four years. While there he made a large glider. It was rather conventional fuselage-type monoplane with normal landing gear and tail skid. It had a large wing with a high mast or cabane above the wing for

Please note that the language and terminology used in this collection reflects the context and culture of the time of its creation, and may include culturally sensitive information. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution, but is available in its original form to facilitate research. For questions or comments regarding sensitive content, access, and use related to this collection, please contact