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THE ITALIAN AIRCRAFT ON THE ELTA OF 1919

Rob J M Mulder Between the 1 August and 14 September 1919 the Eerste Luchtverkeer Tentoonstelling Amsterdam – ELTA (First Aviation Exhibition Amsterdam) was held. It was hailed as a great success: more than 100 aircraft participated and more than 500,000 spectators (some sources take about as many as 1,000,000)[…]

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THE BRITISH AIRCRAFT ON THE ELTA OF 1919

Rob J M Mulder Between the 1 August and 14 September 1919 the Eerste Luchtverkeer Tentoonstelling Amsterdam – ELTA (First Aviation Exhibition Amsterdam) was held. It was hailed as a great success: more than 100 aircraft participated and more than 500,000 spectators (some sources take about as many as 1,000,000)[…]

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Junkers Aircraft Designation – An Aviation Historian’s “Minefield”

By:         Lennart Andersson For:        www.artiklar.z-bok.se and www.europeanairlines.no   The Junkers F 13 was first called the Junkers Type F, although at the factory it was known as the J 13. Today, the original Junkers archive is available to researchers. Of course original research costs time, money and effort,[…]

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The Master of Sempill in Norway

By:         Rob Mulder From:    www.europeanairlines.no and www.hangar.no During the twenties and thirties of the last century it happened regularly that foreign pilots came in their aircraft to Norway for a visit. Many of these visits are until recently been unknown to most of us, but as more archives[…]

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1912: Lieutenant Olle Dahlbeck flying in Kristiania (Oslo)

By:      Rob Mulder For:    www.europeanairlines.no In 1912 the Swedish aviator Olle Dahlbeck came to Kristiania (now Oslo) to fly with his monoplane the Sommer F and his biplane the Bristol Boxkite for an enthusiastic Norwegian audience. He made several flights, among them the first flight in Norway with a female[…]

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Breakfast in Oslo, lunch in Bergen, dinner in Oslo!

1935-2010: 75-year jubileeBy: Rob Mulder For: www.europeanairlines.no and www.hangar.no In June 2010, it was 75 years since the first flight between Oslo and Bergen was inaugurated by the newly formed airline Det Norske Luftfartselskap, Fred. Olsen & Bergenske AS – DNL. A look back at the organization and the first[…]

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Lioré et Olivier H-24 with Air France

By: Gérard Hartmann Translation: Rob Mulder The seaplane LeO H-24 is the culmination of a brilliant series of studies undertaken at Lioré et Olivier first at Levallois and then Argenteuil by Marcel Riffard, Edmond Benoit, Paul Asancheeff, Jean Poitou, Stephi Konovaitchoukoff and Sébastienne Guyot. These studies lead to an ultramodern monoplane[…]

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Norway Air Express

By: Rob Mulder For: www.europeanairlines.no A long wait In August 1919 the Dutch lieutenant Albert Plesman (founder of Royal Dutch KLM) met with the management of the Norwegian airline company Det Norske Luftfartrederi A/S – DNL and they discussed the possibility to establish an air service between the Netherlands and[…]

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Mr Batts flies in Norway

By: Rob Mulder For: www.europeanairlines.no Behind this curious title lies the history of the American aviator Carl Truman Batts, who on behalf of the American Curtiss Company arrived in April 1919 in Bergen, Norway to fly one of the products of the Curtiss Company, the Curtiss MF Seagull, the post-war[…]

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