Festivals
Date: July 12, 1936
Location: Kuldiga
Known Personnel: Nikolajs Jevlampjevs, Janis Indans, Janis Lindbergs, Rudolfs Jenkevics, A.Valleika, N.Geizels, Rihards Gulbis, J.Sulcs, K.Reichmanis, T.Gailitis, T.Susters, E.Sraders
Aircraft Known to be Involved: "Zilais Putns", various aircraft of the military, Aizsargi (including a KOD-1 purchased through donations from Kuldiga's aviation enthusiasts, and the Latvian Aero Club, including two local gliders.
Details:
  • Arranged by the 14th Kuldigas Aizsargi and the local branch of the Latvian Aero Club.
  • Festival opened with a parade of airmen and their aircraft, and they were inspected by J.Indans, J.Lindbergs and J.Dreimanis.
  • A minister christened the new hangar and buildings, the LKOD-1 ("Ventas Erglis"), plus the two recently completed gliders ("Kaija" and "Alise".
  • The air show included the usual demonstrations, with parachute candy for the children and rides in the two-seaters for some spectaturs.
  • Approximately 10,000 spectators attended the event, which raised about 5,000 Lati to help finance aviation activities.


Sources

Sparnota Latvija No.26, July, 1936. pg 797-798

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