AVIATION is still young and requires more urgently than any other form of mechanical sport the incentive of pure speed competitions. Strangely enough, there have not been many of them in recent history; apart from the famous Gordon‐Bennett, Schneider, and first Deutsch de la Meurthe contests, all launched by the Aero Club de France, and the Pulitzer and Thompson Trophies in the United States, scratch races for really fast machines on a truly international scale have been rare. In actual fact, no such speed contest for landplanes has taken place in Europe since 1924. There has been only the Schneider Cup for seaplanes, the regulations of which, drawn up in 1912, provided for no limitation of any kind. The result of this, a continuous increase in power, is well known, making competition in practice a Government affair.
de Marolles, R.J. (1933), "The Deutsch de la Meurthe Cup: An Account of the Race, with Descriptions of the Aeroplanes and Engines Entered", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 5 No. 7, pp. 145-148. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb029694
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