Festivals
Date: July 24, 1938
Location: Rujiena
Known Personnel: V.Dimza, L.Pillups, L.Svalbe, Bandenieks, J.Rudzitis, K.Caune, A.Biedrins
Aircraft Known to be Involved: Four Aizsargi aircraft, two Latvian Aero Club aircraft, and the local chapters' two gliders "Vanags" and "Gulbis".
Details:
  • This festival, organized by the local chapter of the Latvian Aero Club, was also the inauguration of the new aerodrome.
  • After the ceremonies, the flying exhibition began with glider flights, then formation flights by the powered aircraft, followed by a display of aerobatics and precision flying.
  • The highlight of the event was a parachute jump from an altitude of about 600 feet by A.Biedrins.
  • About 5000 spectators attended the event.


Rujiena 1938 Biedrins




Sources

Sparnota Latvija No.51, September 1938, pg. 629
Sparnota Latvija No.54, December 1938

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