St. Petersburg Aviation Week / Санкт-Петербургская Авиационная Неделя
Saint Petersburg, Russia, May 8th - 15th, 1910

Results


The results listed below can only be regarded as provisional. The reports in the international aviation press of the time were incomplete, differed considerably and didn't match the lists of contests published before the meeting. The results and prizes are mainly based on those reported in "Flugsport", which was the only magazine to give sums in Russian currency. If you have access to the program of the meeting or an accurate list of results, please contact us!


Grand Prix of Saint Petersburg
Highest total time flown during the meeting.
(The results given by "Flight" obviously differ from "l'Aérophile" by including the extra Monday, but we don't know the explanation for the big differences between those results and the ones reported in "Flugsport".)


Pilot
Plane
"Flugsport"
"Flight"
"L'Aérophile"
Prize
1.
Joseph Christiaens
Farman
4 h 15:12
4 h 59:53.0
4 h 19:53.0
5,500 roubles
2.
Léon Morane
Blériot XI
3 h 15:41
3 h 56:00.6
3 h 46:00.6
3,800 roubles
3.
Nicolas Popoff
Wright
2 h 46:41
3 h 45:14.0
3 h 19:51.0
2,600 roubles
4.
Edmond
Farman
1 h 11:56
12:49.6
12:49.6
1,600 roubles
5.
Eugen Wiencziers
Antoinette VII

4:04.0
4:04.0
1,000 roubles
6.
Raymonde de Laroche
Voisin

23:10.0
3:00.0



The Aero-Club of Russia prize
Longest non-stop flight.


Pilot
Plane
Time
Prize
Notes
1.
Nicolas Popoff
Wright
2 h 08
3,000 roubles

2.
Joseph Christiaens
Farman
1 h 37
1,875 roubles

3.
Edmond
Farman
30:16
750 roubles



Altitude prize
These are the official results. There were several higher flights, but they were apparently not eligible.


Pilot
Plane
Altitude
Prize
Notes
1.
Léon Morane
Blériot XI
120 m
3,000 roubles

2.



1,125 roubles
Not awarded
3.



375 roubles
Not awarded


Special altitude prize
Probably won by Nicolas Popoff, who was reported to have won a silver trophy.


Daily prizes for total distance during the day
(These are not official results, but probable results concluded from available reports. Christiaens was reported to have won three of the daily prizes and Popoff and Morane one each.)


Pilot
Plane
Time
Prize
Notes
8 May
Joseph Christiaens
Farman
22:30
280 roubles

9 May
Joseph Christiaens
Farman
9:40
280 roubles

10 May
Joseph Christiaens
Farman
1 h 28:13
280 roubles

11 May
Nicolas Popoff
Wright
2 h 08:10
280 roubles

12 May



280 roubles
Not awarded?
13 May



280 roubles
Not awarded
14 May
Léon Morane
Blériot XI
8 min.
280 roubles

15 May



280 roubles
Not awarded?


Daily prizes for speed
Three laps of course (3.978 kilometres), 280 roubles to the winner each day.
(The results of each day are not known. The following were given as the best times recorded during the meeting.)


Pilot
Plane
Time
Prize
Notes
1.
Joseph Christiaens
Farman
5:09.0
1,400 roubles
Won five of the daily prizes
2.
Edmond
Farman
5:11.6
280 roubles
Won one prize


Passenger prize
Probably three laps of course (3.978 kilometres).


Pilot
Plane
Time
Prize
Notes
1.
Joseph Christiaens
Farman
5:30.0
1,200 roubles



The Czar's Cup
(A trophy given for a flight from St Petersburg to Kronstadt and back. It was mentioned in lists of contests published before the meetings, but not in any of the reports.)
Probably won by Joseph Christiaens.


Total prize money won, according to "Flugsport"
(As can be seen, the sums are not by far consistent with the results reported from the individual contests listed above.)

Pilot
Plane
Prize
Joseph Christiaens
Farman
10,815 roubles
Nicolas Popoff
Wright
10,080 roubles
Léon Morane
Blériot XI
4,850 roubles
Edmond
Farman
2,800 roubles
Eugen Wiencziers
Antoinette VII
1,375 roubles
Raymonde de Laroche
Voisin
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