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by Anders
Sat May 16, 2015 8:05 am
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: Airfield maps don't work
Replies: 4
Views: 15496

Airfield maps don't work

The embedded course maps on the "Venue" pages don't display anymore. I don't know why, but it may be that Google Maps have made some changes. I'm not at home today, but I'll investigate this as soon as possible.

Anders
by Anders
Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: The First Air Races - Discussion
Topic: Heliopolis meeting poster
Replies: 1
Views: 9615

Re: New pilot pages - and some css tweeks...

May I please reproduce the poster and two of the pilot pictures from the 1910 Heliopolis page in a powerpoint presentation that I am giving next week? You're welcome! I believe all images are in the public domain and if you're interested in the original sources you can find them on the "Refere...
by Anders
Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:11 am
Forum: The First Air Races - Discussion
Topic: The true identity of "Hauvette-Michelin"
Replies: 0
Views: 23077

The true identity of "Hauvette-Michelin"

"Hauvette-Michelin" flew an Antoinette in the Heliopolis and La Crau meetings in early 1910 and was killed in an accident at the Lyon meeting in May 1910, becoming the sixth pilot to die in an air accident. His first name was never mentioned in contemporary reports, which made it likely th...
by Anders
Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: The First Air Races - Discussion
Topic: The true identity of "Edmond"
Replies: 1
Views: 9978

Re: The true identity of "Edmond"

And here's the proof: See this page of the Orléans newspaper "Journal du Loiret", 17-18 January 1910 : Aéro-Club du Centre L'aviateur Edmond Morelle Un des membres de l' Aéro-Club du Centre, M. Edmond Morelle, vient de prendre livraison, aux usines du camp de Châlons, d'un aéroplane Farman...
by Anders
Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: The First Air Races - Discussion
Topic: The true identity of "Edmond"
Replies: 1
Views: 9978

The true identity of "Edmond"

I have modified the Cannes pages by adding the name Edmond Morelle , the true name of the pilot "Edmond". He raced both cars and airplanes under pseudonym, as was allowed by both federations, and his real name has only been found out recently through a cooperation of automobile and aviatio...
by Anders
Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: New pilot pages - and some css tweeks...
Replies: 0
Views: 21317

New pilot pages - and some css tweeks...

Hi everybody, Nothing very dramatic to report, but during the last couple of months I've added several pilot pages. The dates of the files are a bit messed up because I've made changes to almost all, so unfortunately I can't tell you exactly which. The ambition is to first cover all who participated...
by Anders
Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: The First Air Races - Discussion
Topic: The first official markings on an airplane?
Replies: 0
Views: 20504

The first official markings on an airplane?

Hi everybody, On the 1909 Vichy meeting "Planes" page there are photos of the Wright of Paul Tissandier and the remains of the Voisin/Zipfel of Armand Zipfel, both carrying race numbers. I have previously had some doubt whether these photos actually were from 1909, or from the 1910 Vichy m...
by Anders
Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: New pages: The 1910 Barcelona meeting!
Replies: 1
Views: 11604

New pages: The 1910 Barcelona meeting!

Similarly to the Sevilla meeting three weeks earlier, this was a small meeting with only five Blériot pilots, taking place at a horse racecourse. Louis Blériot himself made one of his last public appearances as a pilot, before high winds interrupted the action during a couple of days. The big star o...
by Anders
Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: The First Air Races - Discussion
Topic: Early air race programs online
Replies: 9
Views: 37909

1910 Baie de Seine meeting

Two different programs from the 1910 Grand Quinzaine d'Aviation de la Baie de Seine are available here at aviation-le-havre.over-blog.com.

Anders
by Anders
Sun Sep 28, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: New pages: The 1910 Palermo aviation meeting!
Replies: 0
Views: 20137

New pages: The 1910 Palermo aviation meeting!

The 1-7 May 1910 "1a Grande Settimana d'Aviazione" of Palermo is not very well-known, and I don't think anything has been written about in English before, except a couple of short reports in 1910 magazines. This is perhaps not so strange: The meeting was a bit of a fiasco, with flights tak...

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