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From there Parmelee flew at the Oakland, California, Meet February 17th to 25th, with Beachey, Kearney, Fish, Cooke, Hoff, Gunn, and Blanche Scott. Here parolee had installed a V-8, 60 h.p. Hall-Scott engine which made a tremendous difference in speed and climbing ability. Mufflers were installed on the engine, making it very quiet in flight. His flying with this machine was easily the sensation of the show. Parmelee and Turpin next flew at Agricultural Park, Sacramento, California, March 2nd and 3rd. [[strikethrough]] There [[/ strikethrough]] Parmelee carried authorized mail from the field to a park near the Post Office where it was picked up Postal employees. Following this event Parmelee and Turpin had a 7-week contract flying every weekend on the beach at Venice, California. There they made exhibition flights to attract the crowds and carried passengers. This engagement started March 25th and [[left margin 1912]] about Aril 1st professional parachute jumper Grant Morton made a successful jump from the Parmelee's plane at about 1,000 feet. Holding a folded standard balloon chute in the arms, attached to his belt he threw it down and below the plane, then jumped. This [[strikethrough]] was probably the first [[/strikethrough]] may have been the third live parachute jump [[strikethrough]] ever [[/strikethrough]] made from an [[strikethrough]] airplane [[/ strikethrough]] airplane in flight. While flying at Venice parolee and Turpin decide to form a partnership and go in the exhibition business in earnest. Evidently feeling they should have new, more modern, and faster planes the bought two Gage tractor biplanes with Scott-Hall 60 hp. engines. The engagement at Venice ended about April 15th and their first date using the new planes was a Hastings Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, [[strikethrough]] Canada [[/strikethrough]] May 24th to 26th. Here they had dangerous assignment. The field was very small and completely surrounded by trees with an electric power linear one end. Due to high customs [[strikethrough]] dues [[/strikethrough]] charges they took only one plane with them. Despite the hazards they put on a very successful show [[strikethrough]] , both making [[/strikethrough]] and both made several good flights. Grant Morton, 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, Parolee going to Yakima, Washington, and Turpin to Seattle. Flying from the 5
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