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by Anders
Sat May 11, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: Updated: The 1910 St Petersburg meeting!
Replies: 0
Views: 201

Updated: The 1910 St Petersburg meeting!

I have made some additions and corrections, including three new photos. You will find the pages here.
A big thanks to Alexander Lukianov, whose contributions made the update possible!

Anders
by Anders
Tue May 07, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: New pages: The 1910 Bournemouth meeting!
Replies: 0
Views: 133

New pages: The 1910 Bournemouth meeting!

Hi everybody, The pages for the 1910 Bournemouth meeting can be found here ! http://www.thefirstairraces.net/meetings/bo1007/images/poster345.jpg The meeting is perhaps most remembered by British aviation enthusiasts as the event when Charles S. Rolls became the first British victim of an airplane a...
by Anders
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: The First Air Races - Discussion
Topic: Hayden Sands
Replies: 1
Views: 417

Re: Hayden Sands

Hi Walt, and welcome to the forum! I don't know all that much about Sands, but the aviation magazines reported that the "New York sportsman" was the first person that ordered a Blériot XI after the Channel fllight. This obviously never came through and he bought an Antoinette instead. He a...
by Anders
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: 1909 Douai Meeting - pages updated!
Replies: 0
Views: 425

1909 Douai Meeting - pages updated!

The Douai pages were among the first to be published, six and a half years ago. During the years I've found some more old aviation magazines, and Gallica have published more old newspapers, so I decided to update them. The result is around 80 percent more text and a handful of new or improved photos...
by Anders
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: New pages: The 1910 Reims meeting!
Replies: 1
Views: 716

New pages: The 1910 Reims meeting!

Hi everybody, I managed to finish the 1910 Reims pages before the end of the holidays! This was the biggest meeting during the pre-WW1 era, with no less than 76 airplanes entered, and almost every aviation record was broken. It is the second biggest installment of thefirstairraces.net in terms of th...
by Anders
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: The First Air Races - Discussion
Topic: New book about the German Wrights
Replies: 5
Views: 2815

Re: New book about the German Wrights

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Anders
by Anders
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: The First Air Races - Discussion
Topic: New book about the German Wrights
Replies: 5
Views: 2815

Re: New book about the German Wrights

As far as I can tell from a quick look, the book only contains one page with brief notes about Abramowitsch's flights at the May 1912 Johannisthal "Frühjahrsflugwoche" and his July-August 1912 flight to St Petersburg.

Anders
by Anders
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: The First Air Races - Discussion
Topic: Need information about Edmond (Morelle)
Replies: 3
Views: 1570

Re: Need information about Edmond (Morelle)

Was there even an Edmond Dufour? Jean Dufour was a Voisin pilot, French license No. 96 Édouard Dufour was a Blériot pilot, French license No. 103 Louis Dufour was, I believe, a Farman pilot, French license No. 185 I have seen the name Edmond Dufour in an article in Flight and in a list of French lic...
by Anders
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: The First Air Races - Discussion
Topic: Need information about Edmond (Morelle)
Replies: 3
Views: 1570

Re: Need information about Edmond (Morelle)

Hi Alexander, I haven't been able to find much information about "Edmond" either, but I was the lucky one to find definite proof of his identity. He was an automobile racer before turning to aviation, and seems to have disappeared from the news without a trace after 1910. The last reports ...
by Anders
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: The First Air Races - Discussion
Topic: Early air race programs online
Replies: 8
Views: 21318

Early air race programs online

The program of the meeting in Mülhause/Mulhouse in Alsace is available on the website of the Aéroclub du Haut-Rhin!
Anders

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