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by Anders
Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: List of non-competitive meetings updated
Replies: 0
Views: 12

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!
Replies: 3
Views: 6740

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: 130

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
Replies: 0
Views: 72

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!
Replies: 0
Views: 173

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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Views: 5144

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
Replies: 0
Views: 3471

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...
by Anders
Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: New pages: The 1910 Verona meeting!
Replies: 1
Views: 3577

Re: New pages: The 1910 Verona meeting!

My prayer for photos was partly answered - I recently came across a nice photo of Géo Chávez' #4 Farman! You can see it here on the Verona "Planes" page.

Anders
by Anders
Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: 1909 Frankfurt pages updated!
Replies: 4
Views: 10062

Re: 1909 Frankfurt pages updated!

Nervø's Voisin still carried the Frankfurt race number 8 when flown by new pilot Robert Svendsen in July 1910, see this page!
Anders
by Anders
Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: New pages: The May 1910 Munich/Puchheim meeting!
Replies: 0
Views: 6852

New pages: The May 1910 Munich/Puchheim meeting!

The "Grosse Münchener Flugwoche" was in fact five days, held on the airfield of Puchheim, 15 km west of the city centre. It was troubled by high winds, so there wasn't much flying. Most of the flying was done by Emil Jeannin, Baron de Caters and Ellery von Gorrissen, with Jeannin winning a...

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