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were made by Mr. Burgess himself. While there Mitchell made arrangements for the training of two men at Burgess Flying School which was to open about May 30th. Accordingly Eugene Heth and John E. Meyers were sent to Marblehead to take flight instruction. Heth went on to become a famous aviator but Meyers apparently quit during instruction. Mitchell finally succeeded in gaining acceptance at the Wright School, Dayton, Ohio, and started taking instruction there about the middle of July, 1911. His instructor was Cliff Turpin, and on August 8, 1911, he flew for his license, No. 57, on a Wright school plane at Simms Station. While Mitchell was at Dayton he purchased a Wright Model "B" plane which he later flew in exhibition work. As a graduate of only a few days he entered and attended the famed Chicago Air Meet at Grant Park August 12-20. 1911, but advisedly did not do much flying due to the congestion of the event and his inexperience.

On September 1st Mitchell and Eugene Heth made their first public exhibition flights at Memphis for the hometown people. Oscar Brindley joined them for that event. The occasion was so well attended that they all flew there again on September 15th. They continued to make flights there through November, occasionally carrying passengers. Following this, Mitchell and Heth flew at Tupelo, Mississippi, December 5th, 6th and 7th; West Point, Mississippi, December 8th and 9th; Canton, Mississippi, December 12th and 13th; and Yazoo City, December 15th and 16th.

Starting February 25, 1912, Mitchell and Heth flew at New Orleans, Louisiana, then at Baton Rouge February 28th and 29th. Following this they exhibited at Montgomery, Alabama, March 4th thru 9th at a small meet. Also flying there were Brindley, Harold Kantner, Fred Schnieder and Paul Peck, who circled the old Capitol Building of the Confederacy. April 15th thru 20th Mitchell and Heth flew at Birmingham, Alabama from July 4th to the 7th, they [[strikethrough]] where they [[/strikethrough]] exhibited at a small local air meet at Lexington, Kentucky, along with Oscar Brindley, Leonard Bonney and Paul Peck. While at that meet, J. H. Worden of the Moisant Company delivered and demonstrated


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