LATVIAN AVIATION ITEMS FROM
"JAUNAIS KURZEMNIEKS" NEWSPAPER - 1934



  • JANUARY
    • January 3 - no aviation items
    • January 10
      • Item promoting special feature on H.Cukurs flight to Gambia in an upcoming issue.
    • January 17 - no aviation items
    • January 24
      • Kuldigas Aizsargi hold a Carnival night with the theme "Cukurs in Gambia"
    • January 31
      • Cukurs announces that his return flight from Gambia will take him across the Sahara.

  • FEBRUARY
    • February 7 - no aviation items
    • February 14
      • Progress report on Cukurs' return flight from Gambia.
      • Advertisement - Cukurs route maps available from a local retailer.
    • February 21 - no aviation items
    • February 28 - no aviation items

  • MARCH
    • March 7
      • A pair of Soviet aircraft make forced landings near Daugavpils.
      • Local movie theatre pledges 25% of gate receipts to H.Cukurs and the Aviator Society.
    • March 14 - no aviation items
    • March 21 - no aviation items
    • March 28 - no aviation items

  • APRIL
    • April 6 - no aviation items
    • April 11
      • Progress report on Cukurs' return flight from Gambia.
    • April 18
      • New schedule and fare structure announced for 1934 season air services.
    • April 25
      • Progress report on Cukurs' return flight from Gambia.
      • Military Aviation Fund committee created in Kuldiga.

  • MAY
    • May 2
      • Members of the Kuldiga chapter of the Military Aviation Fund committee announced.
    • May 9
      • N.Pulins crashes in his "Zilais Putns"
    • May 16
      • *** ANNOUNCEMENT THAT K.ULMANIS HAS SEIZED POWER ***
      • Plans for welcoming H.Cukurs from his Gambia flight.
    • May 23
      • H.Cukurs arrives in Liepaja
    • May 30
      • H.Cukurs is received in Riga by the President.

  • JUNE
    • June 6 - no aviation items
    • June 13
      • Plans announced for an Aviation Festival for Kuldiga in July, and for basing a squadron of the Aizsargu Aviaciju in Kuldiga, along with an affiliated flight training program.
    • June 20 - no aviation items
    • June 27 - no aviation items

  • JULY
    • July 4
      • Liepins and Stekis die in seaplane crash in Liepaja
      • Advertisement for Aviation Festival on July 29 in Kuldiga.
      • Item about the role of Aizsargu Aviacija
    • July 11
      • Announcement of a lottery to raise funds for the Aizsargu Aviacija
    • July 18
      • July 29 Aviation Festival in Kuldiga rescheduled to August 19 because Lutrini already have a Festival on the 29th.
    • July 25
      • Brief item promoting the August 19 Aviation Festival at Kuldiga.

  • AUGUST
    • August 1
      • Kuldiga chapter of the Military Aviation Fund committee arrange a fundraising concert and dance for Aug.5
      • Item promoting the August 19 Aviation Festival at Kuldiga.
      • Advertisement for the August 19 Aviation Festival at Kuldiga.
    • August 8
      • Aizsargu Aviacija celebrates its third anniversary.
      • Item describing the aerobatics and other demonstrations planned for the Aviation Festival at Kuldiga.
      • Advertisement for the August 19 Aviation Festival at Kuldiga.
    • August 15
      • Article about the growth of Aizsargu aviation.
      • Article describing the establishment of Latvian military aviation.
      • Article about the history of Sport Aviation in Latvia.
      • Item describing who will be participating in the Aviation Festival at Kuldiga.
      • N.Pulins demonstrates "Zilais Putns" in Kaunas.
      • Advertisement for the August 19 Aviation Festival at Kuldiga.
    • August 22
      • N.Pulins visits with the Estonian Aero Club.
      • Report on the August 19 Aviation Festival at Kuldiga.
    • August 29
      • Aviation Festival announced for Saldus in late September.
      • "Flight Around Latvia" competition being planned.

  • SEPTEMBER
    • September 5
      • Report on the September 2 Aviation Festival at Daugavpils.
      • Item about the Fund to assist the families of Aviators who die or are injured while performing their duties.
      • Advertisement for the Sept.9 Aviation Festival in Riga/Spilve.
      • Aizsargu Aviacijas Commander J.Lindbergs visiting Kuldiga.
    • September 12
      • Daugavpils Aviation Festival reports a profit of 2,000 Lati for the Aizsargu Aviacija
      • Riga Aviation Festival reports a profit of 24,000 Lati.
      • Advertisement - Kuzes Confectioners donating 10% of chocolate purchase price to the Military Aviation Fund.
    • September 19 - no aviation items
    • September 26
      • Cukurs brings his aircraft and other materials to Kuldiga for a 4-day exposition.
      • Item encouraging residents of Kuldiga to donate to the fund to establish an Aizsargu Aviacijas unit in Kuldiga.
      • Plans announced to offer glider construction and model airplane building courses in Kuldiga.
      • Advertisement for Cukurs' exposition.

  • OCTOBER
    • October 3
      • Advertisement for Cukurs' Gambia Flight exposition.
      • Item describing Cukurs' exposition.
    • October 10 - no aviation items
    • October 17
      • Estonian aviators make goodwill visit to Riga.
    • October 24
      • Invitations go out to 20,000 aviation-oriented people to help form a national Civil Aviation Society.
      • Three military aircraft from Riga participate (Oct 21) in gas bombardment defense demonstration at Kuldiga.
    • October 31 - no aviation items

  • NOVEMBER
    • November 7 - no aviation items
    • November 14 - no aviation items
    • November 21
      • Col.Indans named as Inspector (Director) of Civil Aviation.
      • Cukurs visits the Paris Air Expo and announced plans for another long distance flight perhaps as early as 1935.
    • November 28 - no aviation items

  • DECEMBER
    • December 5
      • Item reporting on how Skrunda's aviation society is constructing a glider.
    • December 12
      • Kuldiga Aizsargi have acquired a parcel of land from the Kuldiga city government, suitable to establish an aerodrome.
      • International gathering of veteran pilots will take place in Riga on December 15.
    • December 19 - no aviation items
    • December 24
      • N.Jevlampjevs named Commander of Kuldiga chapter of the Aizsargu Aviacija

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