LATVIAN AVIATION ITEMS FROM
"JAUNAIS KURZEMNIEKS" NEWSPAPER - 1938



  • JANUARY
    • January 12
      • Aizsargu hangar at Liepaja is destroyed by fire.
      • The Latvian CreditBank gifts a total of 5 aircraft to the Aizsargi and LAK.
    • January 19
      • LKOD building an all-wooden aircraft designed for public sale and sport use.
    • January 26
      • Advertisement for LAK Kuldiga chapter's Masquerade Ball and Lottery.

  • FEBRUARY
    • February 2
      • Published reminder to members of the LAK Kuldiga chapter to pay their annual dues for 1938 ( 2 ls).
      • Item promoting the LAK's Masquerade Ball.
      • Announcement of an Aviation Scout camp in Riga (June 16-21, 1938)
    • February 9
      • Report on the LAK's Masquerade Ball.
    • February 15
      • Note of thanks for participants in the Masquerade Ball, and an announcement that the event raised nearly 1.000 lats for the Aero Club.
    • February 23
      • Announcement that H.Cukurs will be visiting Kuldiga and delivering a lecture about his flight to Tokyo.

  • MARCH
    • March 2
      • Report on recent LAK, Kuldiga Chapter, gathering.
    • March 9
      • Report on H.Cukurs presentation in Ventspils.
    • March 16
      • Report on H.Cukurs presentation in Kuldiga.
    • March 23
      • Lutrini announce plans to build an aerodrome.
      • Kuldiga announces an aviation exposition for May 8.
      • Report on H.Cukurs presentation in Kuldiga.

  • APRIL
    • April 6
      • Air service between Warsaw-Vilna-Riga-Tallin announced.
      • Information about the youth Aviation Exposition planned for May 8 in Kuldiga.
    • April 13
      • Aviation Scout troops # 5, 58 and 171 arranging a social evening in Turlava.
    • April 22
      • Aviation pioneer groups are to be dissolved and absorbed into the Scouting organizations.
    • April 27
      • Aviation Festival in Kuldiga announced for July 10.

  • MAY
    • May 4
      • Item promoting Aviation Exposition taking place on May 8 in Kuldiga.
      • Acknowledging donations to purchase prizes for the LAK's model airplane contest in Kuldiga.
    • May 13
      • Report on the youth Aviation Exposition of May 8th.
    • May 18
      • 66 people are decorated in recognition of their work in promoting civil aviation.
      • New leadership appointed to head the Retired Aviators Society.
    • May 25
      • Report on the death of Karlis Lesinskis
      • Advertisement announcing the Kuldiga Aviation Festival on July 10.

  • JUNE
    • June 10
      • The Aizsargi receive five new KOD-2 aircraft.
      • On June 10 twelve aircraft from the Aviation Regiment will fly around Latvia distributing pamphlets encouraging people to attend the overall Song Festival in Riga June 18-29.
      • New leader appointed for the Kuldiga chapter of the LAK.
    • June 22
      • Item listing preparations for Kuldiga Aviation Festival.
      • Advertisement regarding Kuldiga Aviation Festival of July 10
    • June 29
      • J.Erglis thanks donors for their support of Aizsargu Aviaciju.
      • Meeting of all Kuldiga area Aizsargi and aviation-related organizations to assign tasks for July 10 Aviation Festival.
      • Advertisement regarding Kuldiga Aviation Festival of July 10

  • JULY
    • July 6
      • Article describing program for upcoming Aviation Festival of July 10.
      • Aizsargu Aviacijas training camp in Kuldiga on July 8.
      • Announcement that the Liepaja-Riga air service DH.89 will make a fly-over during the Aviation Festival on July 10.
      • Advertisement regarding Kuldiga Aviation Festival of July 10.
    • July 13
      • Report on the July 10 Aviation Festival at Kuldiga.
      • Aizsargu Aviacija receives another aircraft through donation.
      • Article about N.Jevlampjev's 25 years in aviation.
      • R.Celms reports on the Aizsargu Aviacijas training camp at Kuldiga.
      • Report on two separate glider incidents at Kuldiga during the weekend.
    • July 20
      • Aviation festival in Skrunda announced for July 24.
      • Report of a minor crash (glider "Auseklitis") at the Kuldiga aviation festival.
      • Aizsargu Aviacijas training camp concludes at Kuldiga.
    • July 27
      • Report on the July 24 Aviation Festival at Skrunda.

  • AUGUST
    • August 10
      • Aviation festival at Riga/Spilve announced for August 21.
    • August 17
      • Advertisement regarding August 21 Aviation Festival at Spilve.
    • August 24
      • Report on the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
      • Aviation festival for Lutrini announced for August 28.
    • August 31
      • Report on the Aviation Festival at Lutrini.

  • SEPTEMBER
    • September 14
      • Photo from the Jelgava Aviation Festival.
    • September 28
      • 1938 "Flight Around Latvia" route will have only a flyover at Kuldiga.
      • Advertisement for the LAK lottery

  • OCTOBER
    • October 5
      • Advertisement urging those interested in learning to fly and acquiring an aircraft to contact the paper's publisher (N.Jevlampjevs)
      • 12 aircraft flew over the Kuldiga control point in the "Flight Around Latvia" competition.
    • October 12
      • P.Sotnieks wins the "Flight Around Latvia" competition.
    • October 19
      • Bekmanis and Ozolins die in crash of KOD-1.

  • NOVEMBER
    • November 2
      • Toms Gailitis dies in a plane crash at Spilve.
      • Article promoting the LAK activities and the purchase of LAK lottery tickets.
      • Advertisement for the LAK lottery.
    • November 9
      • Advertisement for the LAK lottery.
    • November 16
      • Advertisement for the LAK lottery.
    • November 23
      • Advertisement for the LAK lottery.

  • DECEMBER
    • December 14
      • Certain corporate contributors to the LAK are recognized as honorary life members.
    • December 21
      • A series of weekly lectures announced for Kuldiga in the New Year, covering various aspects of avation.
    • December 30
      • The first topic of the lecture series is announced: "The role of Aviation in National Defense"
      • LAK Kuldiga chapter announces annual "Carnival Night" for February 4.

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