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Knoxville Journal
Knoxville, Tennessee: April 25, 1911,
Transcribed by Bob Davis - 3-31-04
Aeroplanist Wins Prize of $4,000,""Pau, April 24. - Pierre Vedrine, who left Paris in his monoplane Saturday, arrived here tday, having covered a circuitous course of 500 miles in six hours and 55 minutes actual flying time, thus winning the prize of $4,000 offered by the Aero Club of Bearn for the fastest flight between the two cities.
      Recently Vedrine flew from Poiterea to Issy-Les-Moulineaux, a distance of 208 miles, in 132 minutes. Later he covered the 212 miles between Issy and Pau at a speeed of 77 miles an hour.
Bob Davis

     If you search for "Pierre Vedrine", using the Google search engine, (3-31-04), you will find about nine links, none of them relevant. If you search for "Aero Club of Bearn", you will find three links of interest.

English Translation
     "The Aéro-Club of Bearn has a prestigious past. It is the "leader" in the French history and the world history of Aviation and "PAU'S BETH CEU" (Pau's beautiful sky), sung by the poet Darrichon, is not foreign to it."
     On this site you will find the story of the Wright Brothers and their contract to train three pilots. Their names were Count de Lambert, Paul Tissandier and Captain Lucas-Gérardville. To read the whole story of the founding of the first aviation school in France, and the role of Pau in the development of aviation in France, click on the title.

I have no information as to his dates of birth or 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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