Arthur Charles Hubert Latham nearest the camera flying a Antoinette aeroplane against Louis Paulhan flying a biplane in the distance. 22nd August 1909. Competing at the Grande Semaine de l'Aviation de la Champagne at Reims, France, (first true internation

Arthur Charles Hubert Latham nearest the camera flying a Antoinette aeroplane against Louis Paulhan flying a biplane in the distance. 22nd August 1909. Competing at the Grande Semaine de l'Aviation de la Champagne at Reims, France, (first true internation Stock Photo
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Trinity Mirror / Mirrorpix / Alamy Stock Photo

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7224 x 3444 px | 61.2 x 29.2 cm | 24.1 x 11.5 inches | 300dpi

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22 August 1909

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Arthur Charles Hubert Latham seen here competing at the Grande Semaine de l'Aviation de la Champagne at Reims, France, (the first true international aviation competition that drew almost 100,000 spectators on opening day. Latham came in second in the speed competition travelling at 42.8 mph. and came first in the altitude contest, flying his Antoinette IV, at 509 ft setting a new world record. He also competed in the Grand Prix event, trying to fly the longest distance around the circuit in a single uninterrupted flight. Our picture shows Latham nearest the camera flying a Antoinette aeroplane against Louis Paulhan flying a biplane in the distance. 22nd August 1909

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