Second Meet of Aero Pilots Opens Today on the Del Rey Line.

The second meet of the Aero club will be held today and tomorrow at the Los Angeles Motordrome flying field, on the Playa del Rey line of the Los Angeles-Pacific. Several Southern California aeroplanes, which have flown successfully in private trials, will make their first public appearance. Entries in the meet, which number seventeen all told, have been confined to California machines. Six of these have already left the ground, and one, operated by D. F. Roehrig of San Diego, has made a flight of four and one half miles. The program will be opened at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon and will be continued as late as the croud wishes to stay. A popular admission fee of 50 cents has been fixed, and the bulk of the gate receipts will be divided among the contestants, as the meet is designed purely to stimulate advancement of aviation in Southern California.


Biplanes predominate among the entries, although there is a good representation of monoplanes. Engines installed in the aeroplanes vary in power from fifteen to ninety horsepower. Twelve entries of gliders and kites have been made by the Junior Aero club of California. Hopes of the San Diego members of the Aero club of California center in K. F. Roehrig and Charles F. Walsh, two aviators whose machines have demonstrated their flying possibilities. Walsh expects to take the trophy offered for the highest flight, while Roehrig is confident that he can win the endurance prizes. George Duesler, J.J. Slavin, H. LaV. Twining and several other Los Angeles members of the club are confident of their ability to defend local honors against the outside membership. In addition to the San Diego contingent, entries have been made by members of the club from Santa Ana, Willowbrook and Venice. F. M. Stiles, who had planned to fly to the Motordrome from Willowbrook, was unable to do so because of inability to get his engine to work satisfactorily.

Los Angeles (California) Herald, October 22, 1910.