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By Whale to Oslo

By: Rob Mulder at Comments can be sent to: or to the forum on this website. On July 18, 2002 Lufthansa could celebrate the opening for 75 years ago of its air service to Oslo. From 1927 to 1933 the air service was operated by aircraft of the[…]

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Secret emergency landing at Nøtterøy

During my visit to the air show at Torp Airport near Sandefjord I was handed over one of the quarterlies of the Norwegian Dakota Association (Dakota Norway). It was number 1 of the year 2001. On page 14 it showed the picture of a DC-3 at Nøtterøy after an emergency[…]

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Carl Truman Batts 1892-1969

1916 The war speeded up the development of aircraft as no other factor could. Airplanes of greater speed and reliability were built and put into use. One day, we were to see the speedy French “Spad” the foreign fighter plane shipped to Newport News for exhibition purposes. Carl Batts, who[…]

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Iberia and the Rohrbach Ro VIII Roland I

By: Rob Mulder For The foundation of Iberia Foreign airline companies operated the first air routes in Spain. Two French airline companies started services between France and Spain. Latécoère opened a through service along the Mediterranean coast to Northern Africa, while Société des Transports Aéronautiques du Sud-Ouest – STASO[…]

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Oliver Andre Rosto: The first Norwegian to fly (?)

By: Rob Mulder For: In 1912 Christian Lie was the first civilian to take off from Norwegian soil and to make a flight with his Grade monoplane. For generations this has been seen as the first flight of a Norwegian civilian from Norwegian soil. But thanks to the historian[…]

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