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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: 12222

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

...and now the bad airfield map link is fixed...
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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: 12222

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...
by Anders
Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: 1910 Nice meeting pages added!
Replies: 0
Views: 18423

1910 Nice meeting pages added!

Hi everybody, It's been a long while since the latest update, but it's because this is a big one. At almost 9,500 words it's the longest "events" text on the site and all in all there are 60 images. There was lots of material to go through. The eminent on-line archive services of the "...
by Anders
Sat May 03, 2014 11:51 am
Forum: The First Air Races - Discussion
Topic: The first anniversary!
Replies: 0
Views: 20209

The first anniversary!

On May 2nd it was exactly one year since the site was launched! Since then six more meetings have been added and three meetings have been thoroughly revised. There are almost fifty meetings left to cover during 1910, so there's a lot to look forward to. And then there are the pilot pages... The next...
by Anders
Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: The First Air Races - Discussion
Topic: Early air race programs online
Replies: 9
Views: 34389

1910 Viry (Geneva) meeting

Here's another one: A .mov video of the program of the August 1910 meeting in Viry, outside Geneva - accompanied by some charming (?) music...

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by Anders
Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: 1909 Brescia pages updated!
Replies: 0
Views: 18445

1909 Brescia pages updated!

I've made a major update of the pages about the September 1909 Brescia "Circuito Aereo Internazionale". Almost twice as much text, almost twice as many photos, some photos rescanned and some additional references - you'll find the pages here!

Anders
by Anders
Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: 1910 Sevilla Meeting pages launched!
Replies: 0
Views: 17658

1910 Sevilla Meeting pages launched!

This was a quite insignificant meeting and I don't think it's ever been covered in English before. The big stars were Belgians Jan Olieslagers and Jules Tyck on their Blériots, but nothing remarkable whatsoever was achieved and none of the major European aviation magazines spent even 100 words on it...
by Anders
Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: The First Air Races - Discussion
Topic: ID of photo of "1910 LA meeting Gill-Dosh" found!
Replies: 0
Views: 20786

ID of photo of "1910 LA meeting Gill-Dosh" found!

This photo of the Eaton-Twining monoplane http://www.thefirstairraces.net/meetings/la1001/images/eatontwining345.jpg appears in two books about the 1910 Los Angeles meeting and a modern postcard as the Gill-Dosh machine. It is obviously not, since the Gill-Dosh was a biplane Curtiss copy... Today I ...
by Anders
Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: 1909 Spa pages updated!
Replies: 0
Views: 18166

1909 Spa pages updated!

After contacting the Spa "Musée de la Ville d'eaux" I got in contact with Marc Joseph, author of this book http://thefirstairraces.net/stuff/spavilledair.jpg about the aviation history of Spa. It contains a 28-page article about the 1909 Spa meeting, with lots of material from the contempo...
by Anders
Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: 1910 Biarritz meeting pages updated!
Replies: 3
Views: 14215

Re: 1910 Biarritz meeting pages updated!

I made a couple of updates today and added a couple of photos. Still need more information, though...

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