- 1908 - Born, in Plavinas.
- Was taught to fly a glider by Herberts Cukurs on his glider, "C-4".
- 1932 - Member of the Latvian Sport Aviation Society.
- October 6, 1934 - The Jelgava Glider Flight school opens, Pantelejev and Cukurs serve as
the first instructors.
- Member of the Aizsargu Aviacija
- January, 1935 - Test flies the first "Iesacejs" glider built by Aizsargi aviators, at Spilve.
- 1935 - attends the Lithuanian Glider Flight School at Nida.
- July, 1935 - becomes assistant to the Leader of the Latvian Aero Club's glider division.
- September 8, 1935 - Participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
- October 1935 - becomes the Leader of the Latvian Aero Club's glider division.
- November 1935 - the Riga Glider Flight School is created, and Pantelejevs is on of the flight instructors.
- January, 1936 - Test flies VEF's first glider "VEF-1", at Spilve.
- March 6, 1936 - crashes while flying "Lenta".
- Summer, 1936 - flying "VEF-1" he completes the first ever glider "loop" in Latvia.
- July 5, 1936 - Participates in the Aviation Festival at Liepaja.
- July 19, 1936 - Participates in the Aviation Festival at Matisi.
- August 16, 1936 - with "VEF-1", participates in the Aviation Festival at Krimulda.
- August 23, 1936 - Participates in the Aviation Festival at Sloka.
- May 7, 1937 - his term as Leader of the Latvian Aero Club's glider division ends.
- August 4, 1937 - successfully completed the first glider flight in Latvia launched, without
mechanical assistance. He flew "Lenta" from the top of the sand dunes near Lilaste, on the seashore.
- Director of the Riga Glider Flight School.
- August 21, 1938 - Participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
- September 11, 1938 - Participates in the Aviation Festival at Jelgava.
- August, 1944 - Leaves Latvia, with his family, and ends the war in a DP camp in Wurtzburg, Germany.
- 1948 - emigrates to Canada and resumes his pre-military career in chemical engineering.
- 1974 - retires after a distinguished career with Quality Control and Research Laboratory of New Westminster, British Columbia.
- After retirement he worked with CESO, a Canadian overseas aid program, serving in Brazil, Korea and Iran.
- Sadly, he did not resume flying after the war, although he did maintain an interest in aviation.
- 1991 - Died, in British Columbia, Canada
- Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture Edvins Bruvelis
- Sparnota Latvija No.50, August 1938.
My thanks to Andrejs Pantelejevs for providing additional information for this profile.
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