LATVIAN AVIATION ITEMS FROM
"LATVIJAS KAREIVIS" NEWSPAPER - 1927



  • JANUARY

  • FEBRUARY

  • MARCH
    • March 23 - no aviation items
    • March 24
      • Lts.Vitolins and Blodnieks graduate from flight school (observer section) and are granted flying observer rating.
      • Report of a minor seaplane crash in the naval unit.
      • Brief report on the status and activity of the Latvian Aviators Society.
    • March 25 - no aviation items
    • March 26 - no aviation items
    • March 27
      • Latvian Aviators Society meeting scheduled for March 29.

  • APRIL

  • MAY

  • JUNE
    • June 29 - no aviation items
    • June 30
      • D.Gotsalks has earned the official designation of "flyer", effective June 12, 1927.
      • Sgt.Bemchens killed in flight accident at Spilve.

  • JULY
    • July 1
      • General Bangerskis' comments on the accident at Spilve.
      • Further details on Bemchens' fatal crash at Spilve.
      • Aviation Festival is announced for July 17 at Riga/Spilve.
      • R.Bemchens death notice
    • July 2
      • R.Bemchens death notice
    • July 3
      • Report on the funeral of R.Bemchens.
    • July 5 - no aviation items
    • July 6 - no aviation items
    • July 7 - no aviation items
    • July 8 - no aviation items
    • July 9
      • New bonus pay structure announced for flying personnel.
      • Commander of the Flight School, Pavels Sturans, suffers a major stroke.
    • July 10 - no aviation items
    • July 12 - no aviation items
    • July 13
      • Item promoting Riga Aviation Festival scheduled for July 17.
    • July 14
      • Advertisement promoting the July 17 aviation festival.
      • Details of new bonus pay structure for flying personnel.
    • July 15
      • Report of J.Kaire's death in a Sopwith Camel crash at Daugavpils.
      • Deruluft service along the Berlin-Riga-Moscow route begins today.
    • July 16
      • Item discussing aviation issues prior to Aviation Festival in Riga.
      • Two death notices for J.Kaire
    • July 17
      • Front page article, with photos, promoting today's Aviation Festival
      • Announcement that those who attend the Aviation Festival in their cars will be able to watch the event from the comfort of their automobile.
      • Report on the funeral of J.Kaire.
      • Article describing how Latvija acquired its first military aircraft.
    • July 19
      • Report on the Aviation Festival at Riga / Spilve.
      • Announcement of the death (by natural causes) of Capt.P.Sturans.
      • Death notice for P.Sturans
    • July 20
      • Tribute to Capt.Sturans
      • Medical report on the death of Capt. Sturans
      • Death notice for P.Sturans
    • July 21
      • Lt.Karlis Augusts graduates from flight school as a pilot.
      • Minor incident with a Sopwith Camel in the vicinity of Lielupe.
      • Report on the funeral of P.Sturans
    • July 22 - no aviation items
    • July 23 - no aviation items
    • July 24 - no aviation items
    • July 26 - no aviation items
    • July 27 - no aviation items
    • July 28 - no aviation items
    • July 29 - no aviation items
    • July 30 - no aviation items
    • July 31
      • Two aircraft make forced landings en route to Daugavpils.

  • AUGUST
    • August 2 - no aviation items
    • August 3 - no aviation items
    • August 4 - no aviation items
    • August 5 - no aviation items
    • August 6 - no aviation items
    • August 7
      • Report of E.Lumbergs' death in the crash of a Sopwith Camel.
      • Death notice for E.Lumbergs
    • August 9
      • Commission established to investigate the causes of E.Lumberg's fatal crash.
    • August 10
      • Commercial Air Service between Helsinki and Riga will begin on August 25.
      • Death notice for E.Lumbergs
    • August 11
      • A.Zarins is transferred from the Aviation Regiment to the Naval Aviation Unit.
      • P.Sturans, recently deceased, is removed from the rolls of active officers.
      • Report on the funeral of E.Lumberg.
    • August 12
      • Free flights on the Riga-Helsinki air service will be available to members of the press.
    • August 13
      • Report on the circumstances of E.Lumbergs' fatal crash.
    • August 14 - no aviation items
    • August 16 - no aviation items
    • August 17 - no aviation items
    • August 18 - no aviation items
    • August 19
      • Report of J.Vistucis' death in the crash of a Martinsyde ADC 1.
      • First flight - brief notes by R.Bangerskis.
      • Death notice for J.Vistucis
    • August 20
      • Death notice for J.Vistucis
    • August 21
      • Lt.Reinhold Blodnieks transfers from Naval Aviation Section to the Submarine Section.
      • Report on the funeral of J.Vistucis.
    • August 23
      • Commission is established to investigate the cause(s) of J.Vistucis' crash.
      • New regulations announced for the maintenance and monitoring of military aircraft and their engines.
    • August 24
      • The Junkers Company has postponed the demonstration of its military aircraft at Spilve for a few days.
      • Aviation Regiment advertises to hire three typists.
    • August 25 - no aviation items
    • August 26 - no aviation items
    • August 27 - no aviation items
    • August 28
      • Basko leaving on two months sick leave, being replaced by Skurbe.
      • Five Finnish aviators briefly visit Riga.
    • August 30
      • B.Hinkler flies non-stop from London to Riga.
    • August 31 - no aviation items

  • SEPTEMBER
    • September 1 - no aviation items

  • OCTOBER

  • NOVEMBER

  • DECEMBER

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