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BERZINS, VOLDEMARS

  • Learned to fly in Czarist Russia's air force.
  • September 2, 1924 - Berzins volunteers to find aircraft abroad suitable for purchase by the Latvian Aero Club. Unfortunately, the import taxes were so high that this project proved to be impossible.
  • Along with M.Kenins he purchases one of the Christine Backman trainers, which they subsequently sold to the Latvian Aero Club.
  • April 17, 1931 - named commander of the 1st Squadron, Aizsargu Aviacija
  • 1931 - Berzins distributes diplomas to the 26 students who had successfully completed the LAK's flight theory course.
  • July 26, 1932 - goes to Liepaja to support and encourage Pulins in his flight to Sweden. He also met Pulins in Riga when he reutnred on the 29th.

Sources

- Bruvelis, E. Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture
- Irbitis, K Latvijas Aviacija un tas Pionieri pg. 41, 42
- Irbitis, K. Of Struggle and Flight pg. 37, 38
- Sparnota Latvija, No.61 (July 1939) pg.254

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