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by Anders
Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: The First Air Races - Discussion
Topic: The true identity of "Edmond"
Replies: 1
Views: 8768

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: 8768

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: 20207

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: 19291

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: 10482

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: 32234

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: 19104

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...
by Anders
Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: Airfield maps embedded on the "airfield" pages!
Replies: 0
Views: 17986

Airfield maps embedded on the "airfield" pages!

Hi everybody, Today I've uploaded revised "airfield" pages for all the meetings. The new pages have the Google maps of the airfields embedded at the bottom of each page, so that it isn't necessary to click a link to see them. However, the embedded maps are only slim versions of the full ma...
by Anders
Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: The 1910 "Semaine d'Aviation de Touraine"
Replies: 2
Views: 11488

Re: New pages: The 1910 "Semaine d'Aviation de Touraine"

...and now the bad airfield map link is fixed...
Anders
by Anders
Sun Aug 31, 2014 6:47 am
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: The 1910 "Semaine d'Aviation de Touraine"
Replies: 2
Views: 11488

The 1910 "Semaine d'Aviation de Touraine"

This meeting was held in Tours, France, in April-May 1910. Although sanctioned by the Aéro-Club de France it was a minor meeting with less than ten active pilots. Rain and winds affected much of the meeting, but Captain Bertram Dickson and Jorge (Géo) Chávez made some good flights. You will find the...

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