Fiche biographique n° 423

Nom BEKMANIS, Edvins
Année de naissance1919
Année de décès1938
Pays Lettonie
Activité(s) Pilote & Constructeur
Biographie January 4, 1919 - Born, in Aluksne (Latvia).
Received his early education in Aluksne, advanced education continued in Liepaja.
1932 - at age 13, he is already building and flying contest-winning model airplanes.
1934 - as an early sign of his design and construction talent, he designed and built his own canoe.
1935 - Member of the Liepaja 121st Aviation Scouts, where he built competition flying models.
April 19, 1936 - wins the distance category at the first Latvian nationwide model aircraft competition with a flight of 263 metres.
Graduated from the Liepajas Valsts Technikums
Member of the Aizsargu Aviacija. (Rank: Sargeant)
Leader of the 87th Pioneer aviators club (Tosmare, Liepaja), of which he was once a founding member.
Built two gliders - Gaigalina and Spriditis. At the time of his death, he was beginning work on a powered aircraft design.
June 30, 1938 - Graduated from the Liepaja flight school with his pilot's license.
October 15, 1938 - Died, in a plane crash, near Liepaja.
Sources bibliographiques
Autres sources
Planeurs associés Bekmanis Spriditis
Bekmanis Gaigalina
Liens sur la Toile Latvian Aviation (dernière visite du site : 2014-10-17 CL)

Fiche n° 423 [Dernière mise à jour : 2014-10-16]