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Page was sent south in January, 1912, as chief instructor for the winter school at Daytona, Florida, on land planes. His first flight there was made January 28th, with six pupils enrolled. He remained at Daytona until April 1st where, in addition to instructing, he carried 41 passengers. Returning to Marblehead April 13th he piloted a Burgess hydro, with Kirkham engine, for Rodman Law, who made the first parachute drop in Boston and vicinity when he landed in the harbor. In April, Page was made chief instructor for the Burgess Company for the 1912 season. On May 11th he carried Rear Admiral B. A. Fisk on a ride around Boston Harbor and vicinity in a hydro, circling the battleships Georgia and Rhode Island at anchor, then landed alongside the Georgia where Admiral Fisk went aboard. During the midsummer months Page was instructing on a school hydro with a 4-cylinder Sturtevant engine, and in addition flew some exhibition engagements for the company. He was a contestant in the Boston Meet of June 29th to July 7th, flying a Burgess-Wright land plane, where he made a good showing in all the major events. On July 26th he flew an exhibition at Harwich, Massachusetts, and August 1st he made the first test flights of a new military tractor on floats, using the imported 8-cylinder Vee Renault engine. Lt. Roy C. Kirkland of the Army was a passenger on these test flights. August 14th he flew a Burgess-Wright hydro from Marblehead to Gloucester, Massachusetts, and return for an exhibition at a local celebration. On August 29th he flew both land and water plane in exhibitions at Barnstable, Cape Cod, and September 12th to 14th gave an exhibition in a hydro at Strubridge, Massachusetts. About this time he was also giving instruction to Lt. T. G. Ellyson of the Navy. September 24th to 27th he flew a land plane exhibition at the Rochester, New Hampshire Fair. His instruction duties kept him busy through October. His pupils included Frazier Curtis who had previously taken some instruction at the Curtiss School at North Island, San Diego. 2.
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