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by Anders
Sat Aug 20, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: New "Pilot" pages launched!
Replies: 2
Views: 4755

Re: New "Pilot" pages launched!

...and now four more:
  • Hubert Le Blon
  • Hermann Dorner
  • Alfred Nervø
  • Emilio Edwards

This means we're past the 1909 Berlin meeting and a bit into the Frankfurt meeting.
by Anders
Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: 1909 Frankfurt pages updated!
Replies: 4
Views: 11628

Re: 1909 Frankfurt pages updated!

While writing the biography of Danish pilot Alfred Nervø I found a little booklet about him, published in 1910. It contained a couple of photos from the Frankfurt meeting, among them one that confirmed that the #8 Voisin at that meeting indeed was his machine. I had drawn the conclusion before, but ...
by Anders
Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: New pages: The 1910 Verona meeting!
Replies: 1
Views: 4468

New pages: The 1910 Verona meeting!

Hi everybody! I have launched coverage of the 1910 Verona Aviation meeting. This meeting, in the town of Romeo and Juliet, was dominated by Louis Paulhan and saw the near-fatal accident of Arthur Duray. You will find the pages here - please enjoy! I would really like to be able to add more and bette...
by Anders
Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: New "Pilot" pages launched!
Replies: 2
Views: 4755

Re: New "Pilot" pages launched!

...and one more: Léon Molon!
This means the "Pilot" pages are updated to the 1909 Spa meeting.

Anders
by Anders
Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: New "Pilot" pages launched!
Replies: 2
Views: 4755

New "Pilot" pages launched!

During the last couple of weeks I've added six new pilot pages: ⋅ Alessandro Anzani ⋅ Mario Calderara ⋅ Umberto Cagno ⋅ Mario Cobianchi ⋅ Leonino Da Zara ⋅ Georges Legagneux With this I consider set the of biographies to be complete until t...
by Anders
Wed May 25, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: 1909 Blackpool meeting course map
Replies: 0
Views: 11460

1909 Blackpool meeting course map

Hi everybody, I recently managed to lay my hands on the Blackpool course map from "The Illustrated London News": http://www.thefirstairraces.net/meetings/bl0910/images/course300.jpg We only had a distorted incomplete low-res scan before, but now you can see it in high resolution on the 190...
by Anders
Wed May 11, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: 1910 Biarritz meeting pages updated!
Replies: 3
Views: 8045

1910 Biarritz meeting pages updated!

Hi everybody, Thanks to François Clement I've received copies from the French magazine "Le Trait d'Union", giving a "new" photo of the Garnier "Olga" and some more (unverified) race numbers. You will find the new "Planes" page here . There are still lots of ga...
by Anders
Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: The forum has been updated!
Replies: 0
Views: 11400

The forum has been updated!

If you have visited the forum before you will probably be surprised by the new look.We were forced by our web host to update the forum software, and the new version of the software wasn't compatible with our old styling modifications. I'm still not completely pleased with the way it looks, but I'll ...
by Anders
Fri Jan 08, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: May 1910 Johannisthal meeting pages added!
Replies: 0
Views: 16132

May 1910 Johannisthal meeting pages added!

Berlin's Johannisthal airfield hosted three meetings in 1910. The first one, held in May, was the only international one, but the only experienced foreign flyer was Baron de Caters from Belgium. The big money winner was Emil Jeannin, but he hardly made any profit since he crashed two planes during t...
by Anders
Sun Dec 13, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: 1909 Frankfurt pages updated!
Replies: 4
Views: 11628

I recently stumbled over "Denkschrift der ersten internationalen Luftschiffahrts-Ausstellung (ILA) zu Frankfurt a/M. 1909" on Google Books. It contains a complete list of results of the meeting, including several contests that I didn't know of before. This launched me into a general update...

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