Festivals
Date: July 2, 1939
Location: Rujiena
Known Personnel: V.Dimza, L.Svalbe, J.Balodis, K.Mikelsons, Bandenieks, A.Baumanis, A.Biedrins, R.Celmins, K.Caune.
Aircraft Known to be Involved: a glider (#13) and tug (KOD-2), and three Aviation Regiment fighter aircraft
Details:
  • The fifth Rujiena festival, arranged by the Rujiena chapter of the Latvian Aero Club.
  • The festival celebrated the completion of their new hangar.
  • The Aviation Regiment aviators took part as they were in Rujiena on a training camp/exercise.
  • V.Dimze completed a parachute jump.
  • At some point during the day the KOD-2 made contact (while on the ground) with the glider and caused some minor damage.
  • The spectators were "numbered in the thousands".


Sources

Sparnota Latvija No.62 (August 1939)

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