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His first real exhibition was at Erie, Pennsylvania, on July 14th with Lincoln Beachey, then for the remainer [[crossed-out]]d[[/crossed-out]] of the 1911 flying season Havens became a regular member of the Curtiss Exhibition team. On August 4th to 6th he flew at Rockford, Illinois, with James Ward and while there made the first flight over that city. On August 10th he flew exhibitions at Boone, Iowa; August 31st at Middletown, New York; then at the Ashland Fair, Ashland, Wisconsin September 13th and 14th, followed by three flights each day at Manitowac, Wisconsin, September 16th and 17th. He then went to Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, through the 22nd where he had a minor smashup when he hit an unseen telephone line, but was not injured. That fall, between engagements, Havens began to practice water flying while on trips to Hammondsport. November 5th and 6th he flew at the Fair [[crossed-out]]G[[/crossed-out]] [[g]]rounds, Fort Smith, Arkansas, with Lincoln Beachey, where he carried authorized mail both days. The next engagements were [[crossed-out]] exhibition was [[/crossed-out]] at Marlin and Temple, Texas, following which he flew at the Houston Carnival, Houston, Texas, for three days with Walsh, Godet and Len Bonney. Havens then exhibited at the Texas State Fair, Dallas, Texas, from November 14th to 19th. November 27th and 28th he was at Savannah, Georgia, where he again carried mail.
From Decmeber 22, 1911, until Janaury 3, 1912, Havens flew with Beachey, Godet and Walsh at Havana, Cuba. The exhibitions were given at Camp Columbia, military headquarters of the Island, and a large number of Cuban army officers attended. Their flying attracted wide attention and the City of Havana appropriated [[crossed-out]] pratied [[/crossed-out]] prize money for three major events - the carrying of military officers, greatest altitude attained during the meet and a 14-mile race to Morrow Castle and return. Havens received much acclaim and was presented with a pearl-studded watch by the city. Following this Havens reportedly flew exhibitions at Santiago, Cuba. 

Returning to Florida he took up flying from the water and demonstrated Curtiss [[crossed-out]] hydro-planes [[/crossed-out]] hydroaeroplanes for a time, carrying passengers and putting on exhibitions at winter resorts. On February 14, 1912, Havens became a member of the Aero Club of America. 

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