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January 3 to 6, 1911 Ward flew at Charleston, South Carolina, again with McCurdy, and there he was the hero of the event. The crowds went wild over the wonderful flying of this young lad. He made one forty minute flight over Forts Moultrie and Sumter in his 4 cylinder Curtiss biplane, landed on the beach in front of Fort Moultrie and delivered a message to Colonel Marsh, Commander of the Fort. 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 an altitude of 3,500 feet.

Ward and McCurdy then flew at Shreveport, Louisiana, on January 14th and 15th. January 29th to February 5th they were joined by Beachey and Russell to fly at Camp Colombia, Havana, Cuba. Here Ward was flying a new, more powerful plane with an 8-cylinder engine. After this event Ward and Beachey remained in Cuba and filled eight additional dates before returning to the 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 and then returned home.

Ward and McCurdy flew at St. Augustine, Florida, April 2nd to 5th, and April 27th to 29th Ward flew at Nashville, Tennessee, with Beachey and McCurdy. There he won a prize for altitude which was one of his specialties. On May 4th to 7th he flew at Wichita, Kansas, with Ely and Witmer and May 10th and 11th they were all at Hot Springs, Arkansas. May 12th and 13th he was at Fort Smith, Arkansas, with Witmer and flew over the city both days. May 17th to 20th they flew at Dallas, Texas, with Ely where they had good weather resulting in a fine meet with large crowds. On May 29th Ward flew at Joplin, Missouri, with Hugh Robinson. On June 8th and 9th they were at Topeka, Kansas, and June 12th and 13th both flew at Ottawa, Kansas. During early July, Ward flew at Winnipeg and Regina, Canada at the Canadian Exposition. At both places he made flights over the city and at one time reached a height of over 6,000 feet, a new record for Canada.

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