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by Anders
Sat May 19, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: New pages: The July 1910 Mülhausen/Mulhouse meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 4

New pages: The July 1910 Mülhausen/Mulhouse meeting

This was a minor meeting, with only seven pilots entered and a three-day program, held outside Mülhausen, now better known in French as Mulhouse, in Alsace, which was then a part of Germany. The meeting was badly hit by hard winds, but most of the prize money was taken by Emil Jeannin on a locally b...
by Anders
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: The First Air Races - Discussion
Topic: Early Aviation Postal History
Replies: 1
Views: 201

Re: Early Aviation Postal History

Hi Paul, and welcome to the forum! Postcard collecting will keep you busy for a long time - thousands were published, and lots of them are available on auction sites like Delcampe. For many of the meetings that we cover postcards are the main source of illustrations. I mainly collect them for docume...
by Anders
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: New pages: The 1910 Midlands Aviation Meeting!
Replies: 0
Views: 282

New pages: The 1910 Midlands Aviation Meeting!

The first national British aviation meeting was held on June 27th - July 2nd 1910, at the Dunstall Park racecourse in Wolverhampton. The meeting itself was considered an organizational success, but the weather was very windy most of the time and nothing very special was achieved. Twelve pilots made ...
by Anders
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: The 1910 "Semaine d'Aviation de Touraine"
Replies: 2
Views: 6606

Tours meeting pages updated!

The French National Library keeps digitizing more and more old newspapers and magazines, and as a result I've been able to update the Tours pages. Both the "Events" page and the "results" page is now much more detailed, the former with around fifty percent more text. You will fin...
by Anders
Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: New pages: Vichy 1910 - was there a meeting or not?
Replies: 0
Views: 537

New pages: Vichy 1910 - was there a meeting or not?

The 1910 Vichy meeting is a bit of a mystery. It was announced and sanctioned already during the winter, but apparently didn't happen on the announced dates of 5-12 June. On the other hand, some fragments of information indicate that a minor meeting did take place one week later, during the weekend ...
by Anders
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: Updated: The June 1910 Mondorf (Luxembourg) meeting!
Replies: 1
Views: 987

I recently found a map of the Mondorf airfield, so the airfield page and the embedded Google map has been updated.

Anders
by Anders
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: Airfield maps don't work
Replies: 4
Views: 6998

Re: Airfield maps don't work

Oh, the pleasures of running a website... :| As usual I've no clue what has happened or what Google has done, but after one hour's work the URLs of the embedded airfield maps of 25 of the 32 airfield pages have been replaced. They now work on my computer. If they still don't work on your, please ref...
by Anders
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: Airfield maps don't work
Replies: 4
Views: 6998

Re: Airfield maps don't work

It again seems that the embedded airfield maps don't work, or at least most of them. I will try to find the reason as soon as possible...

Anders :?
by Anders
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: New pages: The June 1910 Rouen meeting!
Replies: 0
Views: 443

New pages: The June 1910 Rouen meeting!

The latest pages have been up a couple of days and are now fine-tuned and ready for you! The Rouen meeting was very successful, attracting 20 flyers and large crowds, despite difficult weather. The big stars were Léon Morane and Hubert Latham, but Bertram Dickson and Bartolomeo Cattaneo made more fl...

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