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Tag Archives: Adrienne Bolland

CHRONICLE OF AVIATION—1921

THE ROARING TWENTIES followed the roar of warfare, the latter including unprecedented combat in the air. Bombers were converted to passenger service. Surplus fighter planes gave barnstormers a peacetime career. … Continue reading

April 25, 2021 · Leave a comment

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SIMANAITISSAYS!

THIS ITEM BEGINS the fifth year of SimanaitisSays. Once more, I thank you for your readership and interactions. Indeed, celebrating this camaraderie, I recall several notable items of the past … Continue reading

August 13, 2016 · 7 Comments

CAUDRON G.3 TECHNICALITIES

I UNDERRATED technical nuances of René Caudron’s G.3, the aeroplane flown by Frenchwoman Adrienne Bolland in her 1921 conquest of the Andes. Describing the G.3, I termed it “of the … Continue reading

February 24, 2016 · 5 Comments

ADRIENNE BOLLAND—QUEEN OF THE ANDES

IN LADY MARY Crawley’s defending 1920s women’s lib, she mentions that Adrienne Bolland had flown the Andes. [Correction, February 6, 2016: It was actually her sister Edith, prior to her … Continue reading

January 20, 2016 · Leave a comment