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While flying an exhibition engagement at Jacksonville, Florida on February 12th, 1912 Kantner and Max Lillie flew out to meet Robert Fowler as he completed his historical first flight across the continent from west to east. After meeting Fowler they escorted him to the field where their Exhibitions were being held. March 4th - 9th Kantner flew at an air meet at Montgomery, Alabama along with Oscar Brindley, Eugene Heth, Lous Mitchell, Paul Peck, and Fred Schneider. There Kantner met with an accident when he was forced to land outside the enclosure to avoid crowds surging into the field. He went over an embankment and smashed up but was not injured. Following the meet Kantner flew at Donaldsville, Louisiana and Dallas, Texas, where Matilda Moisant and Andre Houpert joined him. In April Kantner flew at Opelousas, Lousiana at an Elks' Convention. He remained in the southwest and western States flying Exhibitions until late August when he returned to Long Island. There on September 7th he flew the unusual all-metal monoplane designed and built by John B. Moisant before his death. In the fall of 1912 the Moisant Compant arranged to make a series of test demonstration flights before United States Army officers at College Park, Maryland, and Kantner was sent there on October 5th to supervise and conduct these tests. Moisant Aviatrix Bernatta Miller was also flying there occationally during this activity. On October 16th Kantner made a 30 Minute flight over Washington, D. C. He remained there until late October, when he left for the south of fly exhibitions in Georgia. 
During the winter months of 1912-1913 Kantner designed and built a new Moisant Military Scout plane for military use. The plane could be taken apart in four minutes and reassembled in eight minutes, making it ideal for military and exhibition use. It was superbly built and proved successful from the start. Throughout July Kantner was conducting daily flight tests and demonstrations of this plane before foreign representatives. It became known as the Kantner-Moisant Bluebird. About this time Kantner went abroad as the American pilot in the Gordon Bennett International Race to be held in France. He was selected by Horman Prince who was the head of an American syndicate to sponsor an entry in 
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