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around Mineola. Frisbie made his first public exhibition flights at Ontario Beach, Rochester, New York on Labor Day. Probably over-anxious to make good he had his troubles, but did succeed in making some satisfactory flights. After this event he returned to Mineola and continued practice, then flew with Tod Schriver at Wilmington, Delaware October 4th to 7th, under Baldwin's management. On October 15th he obtained F.A.I. License No. 24 at Garden City, New York. October 22d to 31st he flew at the Belmont Park Meet and made a good showing. He had a minor smashup there but was not injured.

Following this event Frisbie joined the Moisant International Aviators Exhibition Troupe as one of their aviators. The troupe consisted of John Moisant, Charles Hamilton and Frisbie of the United States, and Rene Simon, Rolland Garros and Rene Barrier, of France. Their first engagement was at Richmond, Virginia November 2d to 26th, then at Chattanooga, Tennessee November 28th, and Memphis, Tennessee December 1st to 17th. At this time Frisbie installed an 8-cylinder, 60 H.P. Hall-Scott engine in his plane. December 19th and 20th they were at Tupelo, Mississippi, then at New Orleans, Louisiana December 24th to 31st. On the last day John B. Moisant was killed in a crash, but the troupe carried on.

In January, 1911 they were at Dallas, Texas on the 4th to 9th; Fort Worth, Texas the 12th and 13th, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma the 14th to 18th. In February they flew at San Antonio, Texas the 2d to 6th; El Paso, Texas the 9th to 13th, then at Mexico City, Mexico February 23d to March 8th. The next stop was Vera Cruz, Mexico March 11th to 13th, and March 22d to 27th they were at Havana, Cuba.

April 13th to 15th they flew at Hutchinson, Kansas; at Pueblo, Colorado on the 17th to 19th and in Denver, Colorado the 21st to 23d. In May they exhibited at St. Joseph, Missouri the 1st to 7th and Omaha, Nebraska May 8th to 10th. Continuing in the mid-west they flew at Des Moines, Iowa on June 3d; Ottumwa, Iowa June 5th to 7th and Davenport the 9th to 12th. Exhibitions were flown at Terre Haute, Indiana on June 17th and Logansport, Indiana June 25th.

In June the group was reduced to Frisbie, Simon and Barrier, under the management of C. L. Young. During that period Frisbie was also using a 7-cylinder, 50 H.P. Gnome rotary engine in his plane. That month they [[strikethrough]]claimed[[/strikethrough]]completed an 8-month continuous

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