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Stunt fliers filled the skies over Venice

Nov 21, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
Barnstormers and carnival fliers gathered at an airfield in the early 1920s 'to try out new ways to cheat death for money.' When one daredevil died in a crash, there were rumors of sabotage, though the coroner ruled it an accident.

In the early 1920s, long before it became famous for roller-skating, Venice was the capital of another sport: stunt flying.