The Netherlands

Northrop 1C Delta, SE-ADI at Amsterdam-Schiphol

[caption id="attachment_3572" align="aligncenter" width="943"] The aircraft arrived in april 1934 at Amsterdam-Schiphol on its way to Paris-Le Bourget.[/caption] New photograph found of the Northrop 1C Delta of AB Aerotransport, taken while making a stop at Amsterdam-Schiphol on it way to Paris 1934: To demonstrate the possibility of nonstop flight with the Northrop Delta 1C, it was decided to make a record flight from Paris to Stockholm. As mentioned, on 19 April, the Northrop Delta 1C had been registered. The same evening the aircraft was flown to Stockholm (Barkarby), where it took off in the early morning of Friday, 20 April,...

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ELTA – The First Aviation Exhibition Amsterdam, 1919

For:    www.europeanairlines.no By:      Rob J M Mulder The Eerste Luchtverkeer Tentoonstelling Amsterdam – E.L.T.A. (the First Aviation Exhibition Amsterdam) is a clear comprehension. Every aviation enthusiast (and not only in the Netherlands) has read, heard or seen something about this exhibition. However, a detailed account has never been published. In my opinion it is one of the most important events in Dutch aviation history and equal to the first flights to the Netherlands East-Indies. Abroad the ELTA was seen with great respect and the French wrote that they had not seen such an impressive exhibition since the aviation meeting in...

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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) passed the gates. The French Captain Hirschauer wrote about the exhibition ’…since the air exhibition of Reims of 1909…never has an air show been as impressive as the ELTA’. After 90 years it is time to reflect and have a look at the Italian participation. Once the guns of the...

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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) passed the gates. The French Captain Hirschauer wrote about the exhibition ’…since the air exhibition of Reims of 1909…never has an air show been as impressive as the ELTA’. After 90 years it is time to reflect and have a look at the British participation. Once the guns of the...

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KLM and the Fokker F.II and F.III

By: Rob Mulder For: www.europeanairlines.no The Fokker F.II was the first of a long range of aircraft that KLM purchased from the Nederlandsche Vliegtuigfabriek NV (Fokker) before the Second World War. KLM had opened its first air service on May 17, 1920 with leased British aircraft, but ordered in July 1920 the first Fokker F.IIs. The fleet was within two years extended by the new Fokker F.IIIs. In this article we give a short introduction of both aircraft. This article is the second version. The first version has been taken down from the internet after just one day since the...

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N.V. Nederlandsche Wereldverkeer Maatschappij – NWM (1922-1934)

By Rob Mulder For: www.europeanairlines.no One of the most interesting airline companies in Europe was the Dutch Junkers-affiliated airline company N. V. Nederlandsche Wereldverkeer Maatschappij – NWM. This company had a long birth. The first plans were made in 1919 and discussion finally led to the formation of this airline company.  The collapse of the Junkers-empire in Germany in the autumn of 1925 led to the end of the company. The entry of Junkers in the Netherlands The company behind this airline company was the German aircraft factory Junkers Flugzeugwerk AG - Jfa. The first attempts dated back to the...

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