As news of the first successful flights spread across
Alberta, many wanted to see for themselves what these new
aircraft looked like.
There were many aviation enthusiasts who were glad to travel
to the cities and towns across Alberta to demonstrate the
various forms of flight. At summer fairs across the province,
there were opportunities to see these pioneers jump from
balloons, and parachute to the ground below. Later
demonstrations showcased early pilots flying tiny aircraft that
would be considered ultra light today. They flew the Curtiss
Golden Flyers or aircraft they built themselves.
There was never any lack of enthusiasm for these aerial
demonstrations, and even into the 1930s, aviators were always
welcome at the summer fairs to perform stunts for the crowds
below, or to provide an opportunity for the more courageous
civilians to ride along.