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LESINSKIS, KARLIS

Karlis Lesinskis
  • March 23, 1914 - born, in Riga.
  • Graduates from Riga High School No.2
  • Spring, 1934 - graduated in the first Aizsargi class in flight school
  • May 12, 1934 - participated (with a parachute jump) in the Aviation Festival at Ikskile. Over the years, Lesinskis made a total of three such parachute jumps.
  • September 8, 1935 - participated in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • September 13, 1935 - nearing the end of his compulsory military service, he is assigned to the Flight School to be prepared as a Reserve pilot.
  • 1935-36 - One of the very few Aizsargi pilots who was willing to fly the Gourdou Lesseure.
  • July 11, 1937 - participated in the Aviation Festival at Kuldiga.
  • July 25, 1937 - participated in the Aviation Festival at Rujiena.
  • August 22, 1937 - participated in the Aviation Festival at Valmiera.
  • May 17, 1938 - dies in Finland. Crashes while demonstrating the Irbitis I-12.

    Sources

    - Aviacijas Svetki (1935) Programma, pg.12
    - Bruvelis, E. Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture
    - Humberstone, R. Latvian Air Force 1918-1940
    - Irbitis, K Latvijas Aviacija un tas Pionieri
    - Irbitis, K. Of Struggle and Flight
    - Latvijas Aviacijas Fonda Avize, No.4, August 31, 1991
    - Latvijas Aviacijas Fonda Avize, No.6, Oct. 16, 1991
    - Sparnota Latvija
  • No.36 (Jun 1937) pg.193
  • No.37/38 (Jul/Aug 1937) pg.234
  • No.39 (Sep 1937) pg.253
  • No.40 (Oct 1937) pg.278
  • No.40 (Oct 1937) pg.280
  • No.41 (Nov 1937) pg.290, 311, 312, 316

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