The Professor Jerome S. Zerbe from California was a relatively obscure pioneer of flight. His weakness: multiplane aircraft. His first conceptions had a curious stagger layout, a sort of “stairway” configuration. Zerbe built this 5-winger to take part in the Los Angeles International Air Meet that took place at the Dominguez field, 1910. A truly famous meeting, it was the first important airshow in the US. Zerbe’s Multiplane couldn’t even leave the ground, yet as we can see in this photo it sure could ran…. well, until it hit a hole and crashed.