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by Anders
Mon May 20, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: The First Air Races - Discussion
Topic: Glenn Curtiss' 1909 Reims machine: Golden after all!
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Glenn Curtiss' 1909 Reims machine: Golden after all!

In his 1981 book "Curtiss - The Hammondsport Era 1907-1915" Louis S. Casey wrote that the "Rheims Flyer" was covered in grey silk, as opposed to the "golden" balloon cloth of the earlier "Golden Flyer". While revising the Brescia texts for the site I found evi...
by Anders
Thu May 02, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: The First Air Races - Discussion
Topic: The 1909 Vichy meeting: Photos needed!
Replies: 3
Views: 16813

The 1909 Vichy meeting: Photos needed!

If you have looked at the main site you will have noticed that there are very few photos from Vichy, and none that show any planes. Do you know of any photos?
by Anders
Thu May 02, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: At last: thefirstairraces.net is launched!
Replies: 0
Views: 11453

At last: thefirstairraces.net is launched!

Hi everybody! After more than a year of preparations, complications, coding, recoding and hesitation thefirstairraces.net was finally launched on May 2nd, 2013! I hope that the site and its forums will serve as a meeting-place for enthusiasts of early aviation and that it will help finding and prese...

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