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portedly then bought the plane he had been flying from Plew, and used it for a time in his first exhibition work.
Ward flew his first public exhibition as Birmingham, Alabama November 21st and 22nd, 1920 with Eugene Ely. On December 1st to 5th he flew at New Oreleans, Louisiana with Ely, McCurdy and POst and made a fine showing for a beginner, making one flight to 3,000 feet in his 25 H.P. machine. He was then the youngest exhibition flyer ever employed by Curtiss. December 15th to 18th he flew at Atlanta, Georgia with Ely and McCurdy, then on December 25th flew at Jacksonville, Florida with McCurdy.
January 3d to 6th, 1911 Ward flew at Charleston, South Carolina, again with McCurdy, and there he was the heor of the event. The crowds went wild over the wonderful flying of this young lad. He made one 40 minute flight over Forts Moultrie and Sumter in this 4 cylinder Curtiss biplane, landed on the bead in front of Fort Moultrie and delivered a message to Colonel Marsh, Commander of the base. On his return flight he flew over the Island of Palms, Castle Pinckney, Sumter and the Village of Mt. Pleasant, going about one and one-half miles out to sea and attaining altitute of 3,500 feet.
Ward and McCurdy then flew at Shreveport, Louisiana on January 14th and 15th, and January 29th to February 5th they were joined by Beachey and Russell to fly at Camp Columbia, Havana, Cuba. Here Ward was flying a new, more powerful plane with an 8 cylinder engine. Aftr this event Ward and Beachey remained in Cuba with filled eight additional dates before returning tot he United States. On March 8th Ward circled the Atlantic Fleet off Guantanamo while flying at nearby Caimanera, Cuba. They completed the exhibition contracts at Manzanillo, Cuba on March 22nd then returned home.
Ward and McCrurdy flew at St. Augustine, Florida April 2d to 5th, and April 27th to 29th Ward flew at Nashville, Tennessee with Beachey and McCurdy and there he won a prize for altitude which was one of this specialities. On May 4th and 7th he flew at Wichita, Kansas with Ely and Witner adn May 10th and 11th they were all at Hot Springs, Arkansas. May 12th and 13th he was at Fort Smith,
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