Photograph of aviators Elmer Cook and Philip Parmelee in the air at the Dominguez Hills Air Meet, 1912. The two pilots are flying identical Curtiss biplanes and both are climbing to the right at low altitude. The plane at left appears to have just taken off, while the one on the right is higher in the sky. The planes have two large sets of canvas wings and tricycle landing gear. A line of early-model automobiles is arrayed on the far side of the runway at center, and a crowd of people is gathered around them.