Aviators
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REICHMANIS, KONSTANTINS

Argalis
  • An accomplished musician by trade.
  • May 26, 1933 - the first Aizsargu pilot training class begins, Reichmanis is a student under the tutelage of A.Paulovskis.
  • 1934 - Graduates from flight school (pilot).
  • July 29, 1934 - Reichmanis and Gailitis fly an old Sopwith Strutter from Riga to an international scout "Jamboree" being held at the Riga seashore, and landing the aircraft on the beach.
  • September 8, 1934 - while transferring the old Avro #2 to Lubana, Reichmanis and Teikmanis suffer two crashes en route.
  • July 24, 1935 - At the Kuldiga Aviation Festival, Reichmanis makes his first parachute jump. He eventually made a total of three such demonstration jumps at Aviation Festivals.
  • September, 1935 - Participates in the Aviation Festival at Ikskile (flying an old Avro).
  • 1936 - One of only a handful of pilots confident enough to fly the Gourdou Lesseure on a regular basis.
  • 1936 - Commander of the Aizsargu 1st Squadron.
  • 1936, July 12 - Participates in the Aviation Festival at Kuldiga.
  • 1936 - Receives the award as the best Aizsargu aviator of 1935-36.
  • August 12, 1938 - Participates in the Aviation Festival at Riga/Spilve.
  • September 11, 1938 - Participates in the Aviation Festival at Jelgava.
  • Oct.1-2, 1938 - With passenger Strazdins, participates in the third "Flight Around Latvia" contest.
  • 1939 (fall) - Serving in the role of VEF test pilot, he was the first to fly the Irbitis I-15b.
  • 1940 (spring) - One of three test pilots who made the early flights of the Irbitis I-16.

    Sources

    - Atputa No.604, May 29, 1936.
    - Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture Edvins Bruvelis

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