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by Anders
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: The First Air Races - Discussion
Topic: Hayden Sands
Replies: 1
Views: 12

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: 192

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: 346

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: 2350

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: 2350

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: 1191

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: 1191

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: 20784

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
by Anders
Thu May 31, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: The First Air Races - Discussion
Topic: Seeking information on Edith Maud Cook
Replies: 2
Views: 902

Re: Seeking information on Edith Maud Cook

That's an interesting project! I made a quick search in the 1910 aviation magazines that I have access to in digital format. It seems that "Miss Spencer" or "Miss Spencer-Kavanagh" disappeared from their pages around the end of March 1910. This was around the start of the 1910 me...
by Anders
Thu May 24, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Integrity policy
Replies: 0
Views: 1183

Integrity policy

This forum registers the e-mail addresses of its members. This information is not shared with anybody, but it can be used by the forum administrator in order to contact forum members. The e-mail address is deleted immediately when a membership ends.

Anders Bruun
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