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by Anders
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: The First Air Races - Discussion
Topic: Early air race programs online
Replies: 9
Views: 23546

Re: Early air race programs online

The program from the 1910 Grande Semaine d'Aviation de Caen is available from the French National Library's "Gallica" site.
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by Anders
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: New pages: The July-August 1910 Brussels/Stockel meeting!
Replies: 0
Views: 28

New pages: The July-August 1910 Brussels/Stockel meeting!

The first Belgian aviation meeting of 1910 was one of the events organised on the fringes of the 1910 World Exposition. It was held over two weeks at a racecourse in Stockel, southwest of Brussels. http://www.thefirstairraces.net/meetings/st1007/images/poster345.jpg A field of ten Belgian pilots con...
by Anders
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: The First Air Races - Discussion
Topic: Research info about HF II with number 11
Replies: 2
Views: 1630

Re: Research info about HF II with number 11

Hi Anthony, and welcome to the forum!

A nice photo, thanks for posting! It looks very much like the machine that Russian pilot Michel Efimoff flew during the first days of the April 1910 Nice meeting - see this page! Later during the meeting it was repainted with a larger race number.

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by Anders
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: New pages: The July 1910 Baden-Baden meeting!
Replies: 0
Views: 1340

New pages: The July 1910 Baden-Baden meeting!

This was a three-day meeting, organized in waiting for the start of Zeppelin services at the Baden-Oos airfield outside the famous spa town. Only three pilots (Emil Jeannin, Adolf Behrend and Stefano Amerigo) participated, and only the two former made flights of any length. You will find the pages h...
by Anders
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: New pages: The July 1910 Wiener Neustadt meetings!
Replies: 1
Views: 1959

New pages: The July 1910 Wiener Neustadt meetings!

The first two aviation meetings of Austria were held over four Sundays in July 1910. They were national meetings, restricted to flyers based at the Wiener Neustadt airfield, but this included most known Austrian constructors and pilots. http://www.thefirstairraces.net/meetings/wn1007/images/poster34...
by Anders
Sat May 11, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: Updated: The 1910 St Petersburg meeting!
Replies: 0
Views: 2177

Updated: The 1910 St Petersburg meeting!

I have made some additions and corrections, including three new photos. You will find the pages here.
A big thanks to Alexander Lukianov, whose contributions made the update possible!

Anders
by Anders
Tue May 07, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: New pages: The 1910 Bournemouth meeting!
Replies: 0
Views: 1870

New pages: The 1910 Bournemouth meeting!

Hi everybody, The pages for the 1910 Bournemouth meeting can be found here ! http://www.thefirstairraces.net/meetings/bo1007/images/poster345.jpg The meeting is perhaps most remembered by British aviation enthusiasts as the event when Charles S. Rolls became the first British victim of an airplane a...
by Anders
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: The First Air Races - Discussion
Topic: Hayden Sands
Replies: 1
Views: 2138

Re: Hayden Sands

Hi Walt, and welcome to the forum! I don't know all that much about Sands, but the aviation magazines reported that the "New York sportsman" was the first person that ordered a Blériot XI after the Channel fllight. This obviously never came through and he bought an Antoinette instead. He a...
by Anders
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: 1909 Douai Meeting - pages updated!
Replies: 0
Views: 2147

1909 Douai Meeting - pages updated!

The Douai pages were among the first to be published, six and a half years ago. During the years I've found some more old aviation magazines, and Gallica have published more old newspapers, so I decided to update them. The result is around 80 percent more text and a handful of new or improved photos...
by Anders
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: New pages: The 1910 Reims meeting!
Replies: 1
Views: 2121

New pages: The 1910 Reims meeting!

Hi everybody, I managed to finish the 1910 Reims pages before the end of the holidays! This was the biggest meeting during the pre-WW1 era, with no less than 76 airplanes entered, and almost every aviation record was broken. It is the second biggest installment of thefirstairraces.net in terms of th...

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