Date: July 24, 1938
Location: Skrunda, "Kaupinos"
Known Personnel: R.Vilks, A.Vilks, P.Sotnieks, Ansons, E.Tunens, Z.Valts
Aircraft Known to be Involved: 2 Aero Club machines (one a KOD-1), and a KOD-2 from the Liepaja Aizsargi, the glider "Duja" from Vainode and one additional local glider. One DH.89, flying its regular Riga-Liepaja route, became an unscheduled participant as it flew over the site during the show.
Details:
  • The event was organized by the local chapter of the LAK, the Aizsargi and the county administration.
  • The program featured the usual aerobatics and demonstrations of precision flying.
  • P.Sotnieks demonstrated the low-level flight, and it was noted that he often flew so low over the Venta River that he was obscured by the shoreline horizon.
  • In spite of poor weather, over 2000 spectators attended the event. The children received candy from above, and some of the adults experienced their first rides in an airplane.


Sources:

Sparnota Latvija No.51, September 1938, pg.629

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