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by Anders
Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: The First Air Races - Discussion
Topic: New book about the German Wrights
Replies: 5
Views: 3168

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: Updated: The June 1910 Mondorf (Luxembourg) meeting!
Replies: 1
Views: 2113

Updated: 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!
Replies: 0
Views: 6842

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: New photos from the Heliopolis meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 5190

New photos from 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: 5416

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: 13125

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: 8575

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...
by Anders
Sat Aug 20, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: New "Pilot" pages launched!
Replies: 2
Views: 5900

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: 13125

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: 5416

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...

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