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By Don Berliner

This is often the background of air racing from its beginnings in 1909 at Reims, France, to the tip of the 2008 racing season at Reno, Nevada. The background of air racing is especially a lot the heritage of aviation, with glamorous pilots, a few of army status (e.g., Jimmy Doolittle) and developers (e.g., Glenn Curtiss), machines that captivated the nationwide mind's eye, and lots of particularly unknown tinkerers and architects. This booklet follows air racing from pre-World struggle I ecu races, in the course of the interwar years whilst well known air races encouraged army layout, and the booms and struggles of the postwar years sooner than racing stumbled on an enduring domestic within the Nevada wilderness.

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