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by Anders
Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:39 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Anti-spam policy
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Views: 6637

Anti-spam policy

Due to the large amount of spam postings that forums like this attract we have had to take some measures: 1: If your IP address is listed on stopforumspam.com you are not allowed to register yourself. In that case you will get a message saying so when you try to register. If you think it is an error...
by Anders
Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:37 am
Forum: The First Air Races - Discussion
Topic: 1910 Los Angeles/Dominguez Meet
Replies: 9
Views: 19604

1910 Los Angeles/Dominguez Meet

Hi everybody, The next meeting to cover is the 1910 Los Angeles Meeting. This meeting was pretty well documented in the old aviation magazines and a couple of books have been written about it. However, there are still some gaps to fill: 1. I haven't seen any good photos showing the Gill-Dosh (or Gil...
by Anders
Sat May 25, 2013 7:46 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Welcome to The First Air Races Forums!
Replies: 0
Views: 6386

Welcome to The First Air Races Forums!

The intention of these forums is to support the thefirstairraces.net website and discuss the meetings of "The First Golden Age of Air Racing" in general. This particular forum, "Announcements", is intended for use by the administrators for informing about new pages and other deve...
by Anders
Sat May 25, 2013 7:38 am
Forum: The First Air Races - Discussion
Topic: The 1909 Vichy meeting: Photos needed!
Replies: 3
Views: 8807

Re: The 1909 Vichy meeting: Photos needed!

Having decided to after all include all the Vichy photos that I have, I also took the opportunity to go through the references one more time and revise all the Vichy pages, which were actually written a couple of years ago. Still missing good photos of most the planes, though...
by Anders
Thu May 23, 2013 6:34 am
Forum: The First Air Races - Discussion
Topic: The 1909 Vichy meeting: Photos needed!
Replies: 3
Views: 8807

Re: The 1909 Vichy meeting: Photos needed!

Thanks for posting the photo! As a matter of fact, I already had a postcard with that photo, but I wasn't sure it was from 1909, since I have seen photos of a Wright with a similar number claimed to be from the 1910 Vichy meeting. I also doubted that they would have used race numbers at a meeting wh...
by Anders
Wed May 22, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: The First Air Races - Discussion
Topic: New "Icare" magazines about the first air races and meetings
Replies: 3
Views: 7956

New "Icare" magazines about the first air races and meetings

The French quarterly aviation history magazine "Icare" has covered the first aviation meetings in their last three issues, "Courses et Meetings Aériens de la Belle Époque 1909-1914". No 222 covers the 1909 meetings in 140 pages, no 223 the 1910 meetings in 180 pages and no 224 th...
by Anders
Mon May 20, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: The First Air Races - Discussion
Topic: Glenn Curtiss' 1909 Reims machine: Golden after all!
Replies: 1
Views: 6980

Glenn Curtiss' 1909 Reims machine: Golden after all!

In his 1981 book "Curtiss - The Hammondsport Era 1907-1915" Louis S. Casey wrote that the "Rheims Flyer" was covered in grey silk, as opposed to the "golden" balloon cloth of the earlier "Golden Flyer". While revising the Brescia texts for the site I found evi...
by Anders
Thu May 02, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: The First Air Races - Discussion
Topic: The 1909 Vichy meeting: Photos needed!
Replies: 3
Views: 8807

The 1909 Vichy meeting: Photos needed!

If you have looked at the main site you will have noticed that there are very few photos from Vichy, and none that show any planes. Do you know of any photos?
by Anders
Thu May 02, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: At last: thefirstairraces.net is launched!
Replies: 0
Views: 5846

At last: thefirstairraces.net is launched!

Hi everybody! After more than a year of preparations, complications, coding, recoding and hesitation thefirstairraces.net was finally launched on May 2nd, 2013! I hope that the site and its forums will serve as a meeting-place for enthusiasts of early aviation and that it will help finding and prese...

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