First Facts

answer: b. 1910

In September, 1910, pioneer airman Walter Brookins flew over the Loop and the lake several times in front of a crowd of twenty thousand.

Brookins' historic flight over Chicago.

Brookins' historic flight over Chicago. (CHS photo)

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