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Lincoln Beachey | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

Lincoln Beachey

Lincoln Beachey | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Lincoln Beachey, shortly before his fatal crash at Panama Pacific Exposition in San Francisco in 1915. During his brief career Beachey was the best known, most daring exposition pilot. Beachey's success prompted other, less skillful pilots to attempt Beachey's stunts. Because so many pilots died attempting to emulate him, Beachey retired from flying in 1913. Apparently the lure of flying was irresistible and he returned to the exposition circuit. The plane in which he is sitting here is believed to be the new acrobatic plane in which he died.
DESCRIPTION
Lincoln Beachey, shortly before his fatal crash at Panama Pacific Exposition in San Francisco in 1915. During his brief career Beachey was the best known, most daring exposition pilot. Beachey's success prompted other, less skillful pilots to attempt Beachey's stunts. Because so many pilots died attempting to emulate him, Beachey retired from flying in 1913. Apparently the lure of flying was irresistible and he returned to the exposition circuit. The plane in which he is sitting here is believed to be the new acrobatic plane in which he died.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:11799
Creation Date: 1915
Creator Name:Unknown
City:San Francisco
County:
State:California
Collection Name:Brabazon, Jesse Cyril, 1885- : Papers, 1912-1956
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:microfilm
Original Format Number:Micro 149 #439
Original Dimensions:35mm
SUBJECTS
Airplanes
Men
Air pilots
Clothing and dress

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