Wright Exhibition Team

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From left to right are: Frank T. Coffyn; A. Roy Knabenshue; and Walter Brookins in Atlantic City in 1910
The Wright Exhibition Team was a group of early aviators trained by the Wright brothers at Wright Flying School. The team made its first public appearance on June 13, 1910 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Both Wright brothers were with the team. They performed aerial shows and set records for altitude and endurance. Ralph Johnstone was the first to be killed. After attempting another altitude record over Denver's Overland Park in November, Johnstone put his plane into Walter Richard Brookins' 'spiral dip' dive, and he never recovered. The plane plummeted to the ground, and Johnstone was crushed. A month later, on New Years' Eve, 1910, Arch Hoxsey was killed in an identical crash. Although the team had lost its star fliers, newer pilots trained by Welsh joined the team and continued performing around the country. The last big meet the team participated in was in Chicago, August of 1911. Although several of the pilots were killed in later crashes, there were no further fatalities while the team performed. However, the team was not helping the Wright Company sell as many airplanes as they had hoped, so the Wrights disbanded the team in November of 1911.

Members

† Died in flight crashes.

Timeline

References

  • New York Times; June 2, 1912; Aviator Parmelee Plunges to Death; Caught by Treacherous Gust of Wind While Giving Exhibition Flight in Washington State. North Yakima, Washington, June 1, 1912. Philip Parmalee, the aviator, was killed here today while giving an exhibition flight from the fair grounds. Parmelee was the flying partner of Clifford Turpin, whose airship flew into the grandstand at Seattle Thursday, killing two persons and injuring fifteen.
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  • Fred Howard; Wilbur and Orville
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The Wright brothers, Orville (August 19, 1871 – January 30, 1948) and Wilbur (April 16, 1867 – May 30 1912), were two Americans who are generally credited with building the world's first successful airplane and
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The Wright Flying School was originally at Huffman Prairie then opened on March 19 1910 in Montgomery, Alabama, USA. The site would later become Maxwell Air Force Base. Some of the earliest graduates became members of the Wright Exhibition Team.
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Indianapolis Motor Speedway, located in Speedway, Indiana (a separate town completely surrounded by Indianapolis) in the United States, is the second-oldest surviving automobile racing track in the world (after Milwaukee), and the home of the most famous open wheel race in the
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Altitude is the elevation of an object from a known level or datum (plural: data). Common data are mean sea level and the surface of the WGS-84 geoid, used by GPS.
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Ralph Johnstone (1886 – November 17, 1910) was a pioneering early aviator who died in a crash.

He was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1886. He started as a vaudeville trick bicycle rider. He became a Wright exhibition team pilot.
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Walter Richard Brookins (July 11, 1889 – April 29, 1953), was the first pilot trained by the Wright brothers.

Brookins was born in July of 1889 in Dayton, Ohio, to Clara Belle Spitler (1873-1947), and Noah Holsapple Brookins (1858-1936).
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New Year's Eve is 31 December, the final day of the Gregorian year, and the day before New Year's Day.

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Archibald Hoxsey (October 15, 1884 – December 31, 1910) was an early pioneer aviator for the Wright brothers.

He was born in Staunton, Illinois on October 15, 1884, and used the name Arch Hoxsey.
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Leonard Warden Bonney (December 4, 1884 – May 4, 1928) was a pioneering aviator with the Wright brothers.

He was born in Wellington, Ohio in 1884, possibly as Warden Leonard Bonney [1] He attended Oberlin College.
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Walter Richard Brookins (July 11, 1889 – April 29, 1953), was the first pilot trained by the Wright brothers.

Brookins was born in July of 1889 in Dayton, Ohio, to Clara Belle Spitler (1873-1947), and Noah Holsapple Brookins (1858-1936).
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Frank Trenholm Coffyn (October 24, 1878 – December 10, 1960) was a pioneer aviator.

Biography

Frank Trenholm Coffyn was born in Charleston, South Carolina, on October 24, 1878.
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Archibald Hoxsey (October 15, 1884 – December 31, 1910) was an early pioneer aviator for the Wright brothers.

He was born in Staunton, Illinois on October 15, 1884, and used the name Arch Hoxsey.
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Ralph Johnstone (1886 – November 17, 1910) was a pioneering early aviator who died in a crash.

He was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1886. He started as a vaudeville trick bicycle rider. He became a Wright exhibition team pilot.
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Augustus Roy Knabenshue (July 15, 1875 – March 6, 1960) was an American aeronautical engineer and aviator.

Birth and career

He was born on July 15, 1875 [1]in Lancaster, Ohio. He used the name A. Roy Knabenshue.
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Philip Orin Parmelee (1887 - 1 June, 1912) was an American aviation pioneer trained by the Wright brothers and credited with several early world aviation records and "firsts" in flight.
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Indianapolis Motor Speedway, located in Speedway, Indiana (a separate town completely surrounded by Indianapolis) in the United States, is the second-oldest surviving automobile racing track in the world (after Milwaukee), and the home of the most famous open wheel race in the
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Archibald Hoxsey (October 15, 1884 – December 31, 1910) was an early pioneer aviator for the Wright brothers.

He was born in Staunton, Illinois on October 15, 1884, and used the name Arch Hoxsey.
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