Richmond Air Show of 1909
By Woolner Calisch
| The next year, 1911, 17-year-old Howard Levan, with a Curtiss plane, was the attraction, but his
performances were not up to Johnstone's standards. He, too, suffered from an accident on Richmond Day, when the propellor on his
machine was broken, but he secured another one from Washington and flew again on Friday. No flight was made on Saturday,
because "there was too much wind." Mr. Levan's flights were in opposition to those in a dirigible operated by Professor Hutcheson, from
which parachute jumps were made by George Sewell. Sewell stole the whole air exhibit, using as many as six chutes in his multiple
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