Date: August 29, 1937
Location: Lutrini
Known Personnel: H.Cukurs, N.Jevlampjevs, N.Jevlampjevs Jr., A.Lasmanis, S.Rakovskis, H.Strazdins, A.Valleika, Z.Valts
Aircraft Known to be Involved: Two LAK aircraft from Riga, one Aizsargu aircraft ("Juras Erglis"), H.Cukurs' "Tris Zvaigznes", the glider "Kaija" from Kuldiga.
Details:
  • The event, organized by the Lutrini chapter of the LAK and other local aviation-related groups, was located in Lutrini, on the "Bites" property.
  • The aircraft were parked on display, beginning at 1 pm, for the public to view and the aviators were present to answer questions.
  • What followed was the usual program of formation flying, aerial combat, ground bombardment, etc.
  • Part-way through the demonstration, the crowd also witnessed a fly-over by the De Havilland aircraft flying the new Riga-Liepaja air service route.
  • After the flying demonstration the aircraft continued on to participate in the Aizputes Aviation Festival being held nearby.
  • Approximately 2000 spectators attended the event.

Advertisement in Jaunais Kurzemnieks August 25, 1937




Sources:

Jaunais Kurzemnieks August 11, 1937
Jaunais Kurzemnieks August 18, 1937
Jaunais Kurzemnieks September 1, 1937
Latvijas Kareivis August 13, 1937
Latvijas Kareivis August 31, 1937


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