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fuselage just back of the pilot and holding on the cabane. [[crossed-out]]I[[/crossed-out]] On May 6th, Albert flew one of their monoplanes at a Langley Day Celebration at Washington, D.C. That spring their flying school was started at Baldwin, then in late May moved to the Hempstead Plains Flying Field where they occupied Hangar No. 30 for the summer months. The first pupil was George Page, Jr., of Hillsdale, New Jersey, followed by Fred Jacobs of Germany and Victor Prokofief of Russia. That year, the brothers each had eight or ten pupils and were commuting back and forth by air from their home field at Baldwin. Among these students was Mary Simms of New York City who later became Mrs. Albert Heinrich. In July, 1913, the Heinrich Aeroplane Company, Inc., Baldwin, New York, was formed to manufacture planes. Incorporators were Arthur O. and Albert S. Heinrich and Henry C. Karpen of Brooklyn, New York. Later that month students Page and Jacobs were flying well and would soon be ready for license tests. In August Mary Simms had a smashup at Hempstead, but was not injured. The school and construction work continued, and George page and Fred Jacobs completed their training that summer. On December 10, 1913, Albert received his F.A.I. Flying License, No. 277, and on January 7, 1914, George page obtained his License, No. 279. On January 21, 1914, Albert became a member of the Aero Club of America. In 1914 their aviation activities continued and on July 4th Albert won second place in an air race from Governors Island in New York Harbor to Spuyten Duyvil, then back down the river to the Atlantic Yacht Club at Seagate and return to the starting location between Governors Island and the Statue of Liberty. Also flying in this event were J. B. R. Verplanck in a Curtiss flying boat, Charles Niles in a Boland plane, Frank Burnside in a Thomas flying boat and Harold Kantner, who won the event, in a Schmitt monoplane. During the fall of 1914 a Weekend Air Meets Association was formed by the Hempstead Field airmen to promote public interest in flying. John Sloane was President; A. J. Moisant, 3
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