Category Archives: History

75 years airport Flughafen Frankfurt Rhein Main

Share75 years ago, on 8 July 1936, Frankfurt Rhein Main airport was officially opened. A Junkers Ju 52 Auntie Ju / Tante Ju aiplane was the first aircraft to land at Frankfurt Rhein Main airport. Later on that day, airship … Continue reading

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Zeppelin Goodyear Airship crashed at Germany – Absturz

ShareLast night (12 June 2011) at 8.30 p.m. local time, Goodyear airship “Spirit of Safety I”¬† G-TLEL¬† crashed at Reichelsheim, Hesse, Germany. While in flight, the airship caught fire. Three passengers managed to escape during the emergency landing, the pilot … Continue reading

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100 years Bordstempel – eZEP-newsletter April 2011

ShareDear Aerophilatelist, do you know what happened today in history 75 and 100 years ago? Well, 75 years ago, on 10 April 1936, LZ-129 HINDENBURG arrived back at Friedrichshafen, the airship was returning from the first South America Flight 1936, … Continue reading

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First official airmail 1911, Allahabad – Naini, India

ShareOn the day 100 years ago, on 18 February 1911, a mail bag with approximately 6.000 covers was flown by French pilot Henri Pequet from Allahabad to Naini, India. This small hop of only five miles made history: It was … Continue reading

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Zeppelin L4 (LZ-27) crashed at Denmark, fuel shortage

ShareToday in history: On 17 Februar 1915, German naval airship L4 crashed at the shore near Blaavandshuk, Denmark. The airship was on the return flight of a scouting mission along the Norwegian coast when they were facing strong head winds … Continue reading

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Fred Wiseman – First airmail flight 100 years ago

ShareOn this day in 1911, the first airmail flight took place. Fred Wiseman flew on a self-made Wisman-Peters plane 15 miles from Petaluma to Santa Rosa, California, USA. The flight took two days with a total flying time of only … Continue reading

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BEIJING 2009 AEROPEX opened one year ago

ShareToday one year ago, BEIJING 2009 AEROPEX opened. This was the specialized airmail exhibition which was held in Beijing from November 12 – 16, 2009. And it was one of the best aerophilatelic shows ever. We are all looking forward … Continue reading

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Today in history: LZ-127 Graf Zeppelin at Washington and New York

ShareIt was the first commercial Atlantic crossing by air, operated by the famous airship LZ-127 “Graf Zeppelin”. The flight departed Friedrichshafen, Germany 11 October 1928 and after only four days, on 15 October 1928 the airship reached the USA. Coming … Continue reading

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Zeppelin LZ-129 Hindenburg crash cover from May 6, 1937

ShareFlying from Frankfurt, Germany to Lakehurst, NJ, USA, zeppelin LZ-129 HINDENBURG carried on the 1st North America Flight 1937 a total of 8 mail bags containing 17,609 cards, covers and parcels. When approaching Lakehurst, the airship burst into flames. Only … Continue reading

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Zeppelin LZ-5, Z-II strands at Weilburg, 100 years ago

Share 100 years ago, on April 25, 1910, German airship Zeppelin LZ-5, which was also known as military airship Z-II, stranded at Weilburg and was completely destroyed. Contemporary newspaper reports about that crash can be found here: http://www.weilburg-lahn.info/zeppelin/z2_3.htm And if … Continue reading

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