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by Anders
Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: New pages: The June 1910 "Grande Semaine de Paris"
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New pages: The June 1910 "Grande Semaine de Paris"

This was a relatively minor meeting, held at the Port-Aviation airfield south of Paris. Eight pilots made official flights, and bad weather affected all days except two. The big stars were Émile Dubonnet, who for the first time displayed the big Tellier monoplane at a meeting, and Edmond Audemars wi...
by Anders
Mon May 29, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: The 1909 Douai meeting: More detailed maps
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The 1909 Douai meeting: More detailed maps

I recently managed to lay my hands on some 1909 issues of "La Revue de l'Aviation". One of them contained a couple of maps of the Douai/La Brayelle airfield. You will find them here!

Anders
by Anders
Fri May 26, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: New pages: The 1910 Budapest meeting!
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New pages: The 1910 Budapest meeting!

It took a long time, but the Budapest pages are finally finished! The Budapest meeting was very ambitious, with a program covering eleven days and the largest prize fund and the longest list of entrants of any aviation meeting so far. It attracted several of aviation's biggest names, like Hubert Lat...
by Anders
Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: List of non-competitive meetings updated
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List of non-competitive meetings updated

I've taken advantage of the rotten Easter weather to tidy up and update the list of non-competitive meetings that we skip in the chronological coverage of the 1909 and 1910 aviation meetings.

Anders
by Anders
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: 1910 Biarritz meeting pages launched!
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Re: 1910 Biarritz meeting pages launched!

I found some more reports from the meeting in "L'Auto", so I've been able to add some more substance to the "Events" page.

Anders
by Anders
Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: The First Air Races - Discussion
Topic: 1910 Budapest meeting - help needed!
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Views: 269

1910 Budapest meeting - help needed!

The next meeting to be covered is the 5-17 June 1910 Budapest meeting. It was one of the biggest meetings of the season, with the biggest prize fund of all. Despite that it's very difficult to find photos from the meeting. I have only found photos of less than ten of the 49 machines that were entere...
by Anders
Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: The First Air Races - Discussion
Topic: New book about the German Wrights
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New book about the German Wrights

Stefan Blumenthal has written the book "Die Gebrüder Wright & F.C. Klose - Eine frühe deutsch-amerikanische Handelsbeziehung" (Netteverlag, ISBN 978-3-940062-20-8). http://thefirstairraces.net/stuff/blumenthal.jpg In around 100 well-illustrated pages this very nicely produced little (1...
by Anders
Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: New pages: The June 1910 Mondorf (Luxembourg) meeting!
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New pages: The June 1910 Mondorf (Luxembourg) meeting!

The 5-12 June 1910 aviation week of Mondorf-les-Bains (or Bad Mondorf in German) was the first meeting in Luxembourg. Only four of the six announced flyers actually participated in the competitive events, which suffered badly from high winds and thunderstorms. Belgian Farman pilot Joseph Christiaens...
by Anders
Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: New pages: The 1910 Angers meeting!
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New pages: The 1910 Angers meeting!

Hi everybody! Time to launch a new set of meeting pages again - this time it's the 3-6 June 1910 meeting of Angers, France. This meeting is historical, since it included the world's first town-to-town cross-country race, from Angers to Saumur, a distance of around 43 kilometres (27 miles). It was wo...
by Anders
Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: Hayden Sands at the Heliopolis meeting
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Hayden Sands at the Heliopolis meeting

American Hayden Sands had a brief aviation career in 1909-1910. He was present at the February 1910 Heliopolis meeting, but was for some reason not an official participant. One report told that he made flights in a plane marked with the letter S rather than a race number. I was not convinced, but so...

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