HIGHLIGHTS A QUARTER OF A CENTURY AGO - 1912
from the Early Birds of Aviation
June, 1937 - Number 20
This is an extract from the complete article. It offers a brief reference to Silas Christofferson. If you want
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In competition for the $15,000 Gould safety prize Howard W. Gill was the
only contestant and the donor declared the contest off. (Reminds one of the Hearst prize). In Lieut.
T. D. Milling's Army Wright, Capt. Charles DeF. Chandler fired the first airplane machine gun.
Silas Christofferson flew off a 170-foot wooden runway built on the roof of a hotel in Portland to the military
barracks at Vancouver. Unsanctioned Boston meet run on exhibition basis by Glenn Martin,
Lincoln Beachey, Quimby, Page, Freeman,
Peck, Niles, Terrell, Fish,
Hamilton, Blanche Scott, Gray and Patmore.
from CHIRP - JULY 1940- DEARBORN MICH. - NUMBER 27
courtesy of Steve Remington -