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by Anders
Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:38 am
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: 1910 Cannes meeting pages launched!
Replies: 1
Views: 8904

Re: 1910 Cannes meeting pages launched!

The Cannes pages have been updated with a couple of new photos, which I found in Deutsche Zeitschrift für Luftschiffahrt.
by Anders
Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: 1910 Biarritz meeting pages updated!
Replies: 3
Views: 14215

1910 Biarritz meeting pages updated!

The March-April 1910 Biarritz meeting was a minor meeting, which clashed with five other European meetings. A couple of planes crashed early and weather was bad, so there was not much flying. The most successful fliers were Alfred Leblanc and Jorge Chávez. I have tried to gather the little informati...
by Anders
Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:38 am
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: 1910 Cannes meeting pages launched!
Replies: 1
Views: 8904

1910 Cannes meeting pages launched!

The Grande Semaine d'Aviation de Cannes was held in March-April 1910. It was the first meeting of the European season and the main feature was an 18-kilometre cross-country race across the Golfe de la Napoule, the first of its kind. The big stars were the newcomers Christiaens, Crochon, Edmond and P...
by Anders
Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:25 am
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: New "Pilot" pages: Armand Zipfel!
Replies: 0
Views: 18490

New "Pilot" pages: Armand Zipfel!

Not the most famous or successful pilot, but one of the first: http://www.thefirstairraces.net/pilots/zipfel.php
I once again take the chance to ask if somebody knows of more photos from the Vichy meeting...
Anders
by Anders
Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: The First Air Races - Discussion
Topic: "A Brescia oggi si vola" - New book about the 1909 meeting!
Replies: 0
Views: 20558

"A Brescia oggi si vola" - New book about the 1909 meeting!

Well, perhaps not exactly new, it was published in 2012, but it didn't come under my eyes until recently. http://thefirstairraces.net/stuff/abresciaoggisivola.jpg This is not a simple time-line of the second international air race meeting with some nice photos, but a more academic work in which nine...
by Anders
Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:17 pm
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: 1909 Frankfurt pages updated!
Replies: 4
Views: 18408

I've managed to lay my hands on another couple of photos, so there are further changes. If you have access to a meeting program or some other reference telling the race numbers used, please let us know!

Anders
by Anders
Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:45 am
Forum: The First Air Races - Discussion
Topic: 1910 Los Angeles/Dominguez Meet
Replies: 9
Views: 28621

Re: 1910 Los Angeles/Dominguez Meet

According to the book "Orville's Aviators" in the chapter on Howard Gill, the original Gill-Dosh airplane was sold to and flown by Thomas Benoist. I Googled Thomas Benoist and found this picture that is supposed to be him flying the Gill-Dosh. It does appear that it could be. The ailerons...
by Anders
Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: Updates on thefirstairraces.net
Topic: New photos on the 1909 Doncaster pages!
Replies: 0
Views: 17817

New photos on the 1909 Doncaster pages!

I laid my hands on an old issue of London Illustrated News, where I found some photos from the Doncaster meeting. I've also added a photo to the Port-Aviation inauguration page.

Anders
by Anders
Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: The First Air Races - Discussion
Topic: 1910 Los Angeles/Dominguez Meet
Replies: 9
Views: 28621

Re: 1910 Los Angeles/Dominguez Meet

I've looked at all the February 1910 LA meeting photos I could find and I don't believe the Willard #1 photo was taken there. I haven't seen any other photos with similar bushes and trees in the background. http://www.thefirstairraces.net/meetings/la1001/pimages/la1001_01.jpg Anders
by Anders
Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: The First Air Races - Discussion
Topic: 1910 Los Angeles/Dominguez Meet
Replies: 9
Views: 28621

Re: 1910 Los Angeles/Dominguez Meet

As far as numbering, I have seen pictures of Willard's plane with 9 and 1. These pictures may or may not be from the same meet.

Do you have any idea of what meeting Willard's Curtiss might have had #1?
Anders

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