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first exhibition with the Curtiss at Manistique, Michigan, making a 28-minute flight. Returning to Cicero, he started to practice stunt flying and was soon doing about everything except loops. At this time he also made some test flights for the Aerostable Company on a company owned Wright [[strikethrough]]Model[[/strikethrough]]Type "B" which was equipped with an automatic stabilizer they were developing. He also used this plane to carry passengers on weekends at Cicero. In August McGuire was a contestant in a small local weekend meet at Cicero. At this time Rudolph W. "Shorty" Schroeder was his mechanic. Late that month he had a four-day exhibition engagement in Iowa. On August 22d Lincoln Beachey was [[strikethrough]]performing his stunts[[/strikethrough]] flying at Hawthorne Race Track, and McGuire flew Charles Dickenson, Chicago's "grand old man of aviation" over from Cicero in a Wright to watch Beachey perform from the air. After the show they returned to Cicero. On August 29th he left Cicero on an extended exhibition tour and was at the Leavenworth County Fair, Leavenworth, Kansas the second week of September. September 18-20 he was at South Bend, Indiana and October 3-7 at Owensboro, Kentucky, using his Curtiss plane. He continued exhibition work throughout that fall season in the mid-west. In the spring of 1915 he was engaged by J. S. Berger to go to Mexico to fly for Villa, along with Howard Rinehart, Farnum Fish and others, using Wright planes. There, early in May 1915, while flying near Leon in [[strikethrough]] tricky [[/strikethrough]] rough air, he sideslipped and crashed, and was badly injured. He was rushed to a hospital at Aguascalienteo, where he died four days later. He was buried there with military honors by Villa's men.
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