Civilian Pilot of
Dayton, Winner of Com-
mercial Craft Event at
St. Ouis Races
All aeronautical events, in order to be officially recognized, are controlled and conducted under the rules and regulations of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, which is the international sporting body of the Aeronautic Association, headquarters, 1623 H Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. This Asso- ciation supervises all races, provides for proper timing and authenticates all records.
The International Air Races at Dayton have been sanctioned by the National Aeronautic Association and are conducted under the rules and regulations of the F. A. Il. The Official Timers, Mr. Odis A. Porter and Mr. Chester H. Ricker, usa a certified electric timeing apparatus of which there is only one of its kind in the world. This device, which is controlled by a ship chronometer, is extremely accurate. It records the time that each plane crosses the starting and finishing line and prints the time thus taken on a strip of paper, in hours, minutes, seconds and hundredths of a second.
All turning pylons are coupled to the Timer's Stand with a continuous telephone circuit. The judges
stationed at each of these turns is in constant communication with the telephone operator on the Timer's
Stand and reports immediately each time a plane turns a pylon; also
if there are any accidents on the course.
In this manner all spectators may know:
1. How many planes have started, how many laps each has flown, the rate of speed they have been able to maintain for the distance indicated.
2. If any contestants are still to start, or if the entries have been withdrawn due to mechanical or other trouble.
3. Which contestants have made the fastest time of any or all laps, and therefor which contestant up to that time is the winner of the Trophy, provided his performance is not excelled by some contestant who has been forced to delay his start.
Spectators will find an insert score card inserted in this program upon which they may write down the plane numnbers at the start and copy the speeds posted on the score boards. Spectators may therefore follow the race accurately and keep the results for reference.