LATVIAN AVIATION ITEMS FROM "LATVIJAS KAREIVIS" NEWSPAPER - 1929



  • JANUARY
    • January 1 - no aviation items
    • January 3 - no aviation items
    • January 4 - no aviation items
    • January 5 - no aviation items
    • January 6 - no aviation items
    • January 8
      • Latvian aviators depart on a goodwill visit to Lithuania.
      • Two Soviet passenger aircraft (Junkers W33 and F13) visit Riga.
      • Commercial air service through Riga will resume in May.
    • January 9 - no aviation items
    • January 10
      • Report on the latvian aviators visiting LIthuania.
    • January 11
      • Report on the latvian aviators visiting Lithuania.
    • January 12 - no aviation items
    • January 13 - no aviation items
    • January 15
      • Reception held in honor of the latvian aviators visiting Lithuania.
      • Lt.Putnins establishes a new Latvian altitude record (7000 m) over Riga.
    • January 16
      • Report on the latvian aviators visit to Lithuania (now returned)
    • January 17 - no aviation items
    • January 18 - no aviation items
    • January 19 - no aviation items
    • January 20 - no aviation items
    • January 22 - no aviation items
    • January 23 - no aviation items
    • January 24 - no aviation items
    • January 25 - no aviation items
    • January 26 - no aviation items
    • January 29 - no aviation items
    • January 30 - no aviation items
    • January 31
      • Pay scale issues clarified for officers receiving flight training.
  • FEBRUARY
    • February 1 - no aviation items
    • February 2 - no aviation items
    • February 3
      • Backman A/S contracted to build a floatplane for the military
    • February 4 - no aviation items
    • February 5
      • Aircraft on standy in search for missing ship in Gulf of Riga.
    • February 7 - no aviation items
    • February 8
      • Janis Skurbe, father of Aviation Regiment Commander Lt.Col.Skurbe, dies in a Jelgava hospital.
    • February 9
      • British aviator V.Moon will demonstrate a Martinsyde ADC1 at Spilve.
    • February 10
      • Aircraft used to take upper altitude meteorological readings at Spilve.
    • February 12 - no aviation items
    • February 13 - no aviation items
    • February 14 - no aviation items
    • February 15 - no aviation items
    • February 16 - no aviation items
    • February 17 - no aviation items
    • February 19 - no aviation items
    • February 20 - no aviation items
    • February 22 - no aviation items
    • February 23 - no aviation items
    • February 24 - no aviation items
    • February 25 - no aviation items
    • February 27 - no aviation items
    • February 28 - no aviation items
  • MARCH
    • March 1
      • Capt.Munteris takes an aircraft out over the Gulf of Riga to inspect ice conditions.
    • March 2
      • Talks are underway for a Riga-New York long distance flight.
      • Results of the previous days' ice reconnaissance flight.
      • Aviation Regiment pilots have been asked to look out for and report forest fires.
    • March 3
      • The Backman company has been contracted to build a floatplane for the Naval Air Unit.
    • March 5
      • Aviation Regiment private N.Vackevics is found guilty of negligent manslaughter.
    • March 6
      • Flights continue in the area of Kolka to report on ice conditions.
    • March 7 - no aviation items
    • March 8 - no aviation items
    • March 9 - no aviation items
    • March 10
      • Flights are being made on an almost daily basis to monitor ice conditions in the Gulf of Riga.
    • March 12 - no aviation items
    • March 13 - no aviation items
    • March 14
      • A.Zarins of the Naval Aviation Section is promoted to the rank of Captain.
    • March 15 - no aviation items
    • March 16
      • Construction will begin in spring to upgrade facilities at Spilve.
      • New agreement signed with "Deruluft" for air service through Riga.
    • March 17
      • Air service through Riga will resume on May 15.
    • March 19 - no aviation items
    • March 20 - no aviation items
    • March 21 - no aviation items
    • March 22
      • Air Regiment creates a protocal for their pilots to report any forest fires they observe.
    • March 23 - no aviation items
    • March 24 - no aviation items
    • March 26 - no aviation items
    • March 27 - no aviation items
    • March 28 - no aviation items
    • March 31
      • Flight school, scheduled to resume in the spring, is delayed until autumn.
  • APRIL
    • April 4
      • Aircraft dispatched to report on ice conditions in the Gulf or Riga.
    • April 5 - no aviation items
    • April 6 - no aviation items
    • April 7 - no aviation items
    • April 9
      • Report: Plane crash at Bolderaja.
    • April 10
      • Details of plane crash at Bolderaja.
      • Polar aviator Cechnovskis delivers lecture in Riga.
    • April 11
      • Work resumes on Spilve upgrade after winter halt.
    • April 12 - no aviation items
    • April 13 - no aviation items
    • April 14 - no aviation items
    • April 16 - no aviation items
    • April 17
      • Aviation Regiment receives approval to operate a lottery for the benefit of families of deceased flyers.
    • April 18
      • Representative of "Deruluft" in Riga to renew the expired civil aviation agreement.
    • April 19 - no aviation items
    • April 20
      • Reduced rates will be offered on some Riga-Berlin "Deruluft" flights.
      • Aviation Regiment confirms that it will be arranging Aviation Festivals staring in June.
    • April 21 - no aviation items
    • April 23
      • Ice dams create flooding in Daugava - Spilve under water.
    • April 24
      • Report on the continuing flooding at Spilve.
    • April 25
      • Flood waters begin to recede at Spilve
      • Ltn. J.Andersons found guilty of assault upon Av.Regment member Indrikis Vistina.
    • April 26
      • Report on flood damage at Spilve.
    • April 27 - no aviation items
    • April 28 - no aviation items
    • April 30 - no aviation items
  • MAY
    • May 1
      • Capt Zarins to receive the Clifford Harmon award
    • May 3
      • Report on Capt.Zarins award ceremony.
      • Announcement that Spilve/Riga Aviation Festival will take place on June 2.
      • Announcement of the new Lottery benefitting the families of deceased aviators.
    • May 4 - no aviation items
    • May 5 - no aviation items
    • May 7 - no aviation items
    • May 8
      • Deruluft signs an agreement with the Latvian authorities for air service from May 1929 - May 1930.
    • May 9 - no aviation items
    • May 11 - no aviation items
    • May 12 - no aviation items
    • May 14
      • Sgt.Rudzitis of the Aviation Regiment wins a weightlifting class in the Army Sport Games.
      • The first civilian airliner of the season passed through Riga/Spilve on May 13.
    • May 15 - no aviation items
    • May 16 - no aviation items
    • May 17
      • Announcement that the next Aviation Regiment flight training program will begin on Sept.15 and applications are now being accepted.
      • Lithuanian aviators will be visiting Latvia on June 2 and Estonian fliers will visit on June 7.
      • Lt.Janis Andersons loses his appeal and is confirmed as guilty as charged of assaulting Aviation Regiment's Sgt.Indrikis Viestins.
    • May 18 - no aviation items
    • May 19
      • Alfreds Jegins of the Aviation Regiment requests, and is granted, his release from military service.
    • May 21 - no aviation items
    • May 24 - no aviation items
    • May 25
      • Item describing Aviation Festival scheduled for June 2 in Riga.
    • May 26
      • Brief description of the first Riga Aviation Festival, 20 years ago.
    • May 28
      • Item describing the aerobatic inside loop, which will be demonstrated at Sunday's Aviation Festival.
      • Brief report on this year's civil air service through Riga.
    • May 29
      • Announcement that the new Aviation Lottery tickets will be sold at the Aviation Festival.
    • May 30 - no aviation items
    • May 31 - no aviation items
  • JUNE
    • June 1 - no aviation items

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