The first international airplane race was called the Bennett Trophy Race, held at Reims, France, from August 22 to 28, 1909. The sponsor founder and editor of the daily New York Herald, James Gordon Bennett.
August 22 to 28, 1909
James Gordon Bennett
- Air racing – Wikipedia
Air racing is a motorsport that involves airplanes competing over a fixed course, with the winner either returning the shortest time, the one to complete it with the most points, or to come closest to a previously estimated time.
- Gordon Bennett Trophy (aeroplanes) – Wikipedia
The Gordon Bennett Aviation Trophy was an international airplane racing trophy awarded by James Gordon Bennett, Jr., the American owner and publisher of the New York Herald newspaper.
- 1909 in aviation – Wikipedia
This is a list of aviation-related events from 1909:
- The first International Aviation Meet. Reims, France, 1909 – YouTube
- 1909: The First Major International Flying Meet | National Air and …
On this day in 1909, some of the world’s leading aviators met at a racetrack in Reims, France, to compete in the first organized international air meet.