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Stunt Fliers: Topics in Chronicling America

Search Strategies & Selected Articles

The links below provide access to a sampling of articles from historic newspapers that can be found in Chronicling America. You can further explore the topic of "Stunt Fliers" using the following search strategies:

  • Use the following terms in combination, proximity, or as a phrase:
    aeronauts, aviators, aviation meet, birdman, birdmen, flying circus, exhibition fliers, manbird, stunt fliers, stunt flying.
  • When looking for early planes, try using terms such as: Flying machine, monoplane, biplane, and aeroplane.
  • Many early planes are modeled after Wright, Curtiss, or Bleriot Models.
    Searching these terms will bring up both the aviators and planes they built.
  • It is important to use a specific date range if looking for articles for a particular event in order to narrow your results.

Selected Articles from Chronicling America