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From there Parmelle flew at Oakland, California Meet Feburary 17th to 25th with Beachey, Kearney, Fish, Cooks, Hoff, Gunn and Blanche Scott. Here Parmelee had installed at V-8, 60H.P. Hall-Scoitt engine which made a tremendous difference in speed and climbing ability. Mufflers were installed on the engine, making it very quiet flight. His flying with this machine was easily the sensation of the show. Parmelee and Turpin next flew at Agricultural Park, Sacremento, California March 2d and 3d. There Parmelee carried autohrised mail from the field to a park near the Post Office where it was picked up by Postal employees. Following this event Parmelee and Turpin had a 7-week contract flying every weeke-end on the beach at Venice, California. There they made exhibition flights to attract the cross and carried passengers. This engagement started March 25h and about April 1st professional parachute jumper Grant Norton made a successful jump from Parmelle's plan at 1000. Holding a folded standard ballon chute in his arms, attached to his belt, he threw it down and below the plane, then jumped. This was reportedly the first live parachute jump ever made from an airplane in flight. 
While flying at Venice Parmelee and Turpin decided to form a partnership and go into the exhibition in earnest. Evidently feeling they should have now, more modern and faster planes they bought two Gage tractor biplanes with Hall-Scott 60 H.P. engines. The engagement at Venice ended about April 15th and their first date using the new planes was at Hastings Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada May 24th to 26th. Here they had a dangerous assignment. The field was very small and completely surrounded by trees with an electric power line at one end. Due to high customs duties they took only one plane with them but despite the hazards, they put on a very successful show, both making several good flights. Grant Norton, the chutist, was scheduled to be a part of the show but was ill and could not perform, so a local balloonist, Charles Saunders, took his place and made a successful jump both days. From Vancouver they went to Bellingham, Washington and then split up, Parlamee going to North Yaldma, Washington and Turpin to Seattle. Flyin from the
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