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  • Hvastkovs, Aleksandrs

HVASTKOVS, ALEKSANDRS

Argalis
  • 1908 - Born, in Riga.
  • 1927 - Graduated from Valkas high school.
  • 1929 - Graduates from military college, artillery specialty.
  • 1930 - Transfers to the Aviation Regiment
  • October 17, 1930 - Graduates from flight school.
  • The first treasurer of the Latvian Aero Club, a position he held until his death in 1935.
  • As an aviator he displayed a particular talent for aerobatics and was a popular performer at Aviation Festivals.
  • May 28, 1933 - Participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • September 9, 1934 - Participated in the Aviation Festival at Spilve.
  • September 8, 1935 - Participated in the Aviation Festival at Spilve. He demonstrated aerobatics in a Bristol Bulldog, and flew the same aircraft in a demonstration of fighter aircraft repelling bombers.
  • November 4, 1935 - dies in a mid-air collision at Spilve.
    Hvastkovs
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    Sources

    - Aviacijas Svetki (1932) Programma, pg.7
    - Bruvelis, Edvins Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture
    - Latvijas Kareivis, Sept.5, 1934
    - Latvijas Kareivis, Sept.11, 1934
    - Sparnota Latvija No.17, November 1935, pg. 470 - 472


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