Lt. H. Bier
Lt. H. Bier
"Written on the back is Lt. Bier in the Etrich Monoplane."
Photo & legend courtesy of Maggi Wilson, 8-23-06

Daus Taube
Peter Grosz has identified this rare aeroplane.
Can you tell us any more about this particular model?
Collection of Craig Westerman, 2-6-06

     If you search for "Lt. H. Bier", using the Google search engine, (8-24-06), you will find just two links. The most helpful is the following.
The Round Britain Race
The Daily Mail £10,000 Prize
22 July - 7 August 1911
On this page you find a fascinating story of the race, illustrated with many photographs and including some important links. It presents list of the 30 entrants into the race, along with their aeroplanes and country of origin. Two of them are also found on my website
Jules Védrines(9)
André Beaumont (1)
Gustav Hamel (24)
James Valentine (14)
H.J.D.Astley (2)
E.Audemars (13)
S.F.Cody (20)
G.Blanchet (11)
C.Howard Pixton (19)
C.Compton-Paterson (7)
Olivier de Montalent (23)
C.P.Pizey (17)
C.T.Weymann (28)
Lt.Reynolds, R.E. (25)
Lt.H.Bier + passenger (30)
B.C.Hucks (27)
Lt.R.A.Cammell, R.E. (12) I am sure you will want to read the whole interesting story of this historic event. You can access the site by clicking on the title above.

     If you search for "Etrich Monoplane", using the Google search engine, (8-24-06), you will find at least 81 links. Among the most helpful are the following.
Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War
by Frederick A. Talbot
      This page, entitled Chapter VII, Aeroplanes of War, offers a comprehensive review of the development ot the Taube or Etrich monoplane. You can access the site by clicking on the title above.

via email from Giovanni Giorgetti, 2-2-05
The Russian pilot Hariton Slavorosoff
     He was born in Odessa (Ukraine) on 11th October 1886. He received his pilot licence (N° 41) in Warsaw the 25th August 1911 on Etrich airplane.
     He carried out a lot of raids, amongst which more notably are the Karlsbad - Marienbad - Franzsesbad of 185 km and the Milan - Turin.
     After becoming a pilot of the Associates Caproni & Faccanoni of Vizzola Ticino, on 23rd January 1913 the world-wide record of speed with passenger in closed circuit of 5 km was adjudicated covering km 200 in 1 hour, 56 minutes and 30 seconds and km 250 in 2 hours, 24 minutes and 30 seconds. In the same day the following world-wide records were adjudicated too:
the 2 hours with 206,250 km;
the 2 hours and average with 265,779 km;
the Italian record of the 5 km in 3';
the 10 km in 6';
the 20 km in 11' 55 ";
the 30 km in 17' 49 ";
the 100 km in 57' 45 ";
the 150 km in hours 1,27' 35 ";
beyond to the record of height with m 1,060 in 9'.

I have no information as to the dates of his birth or his death.
Editor's Note:
If you have any more information on this pioneer aviator
please contact me.
E-mail to Ralph Cooper

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