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Jan Olieslagers, a.k.a. "The Antwerp Devil" ('De Antwerpse Duivel' in Dutch), transporting his Blériot airplane through the streets of Ostend, a Belgian beach resort, during an Aviation Week in the early 1900's.
Jan Olieslagers in the cockpit.
Jan Olieslagers posing in front of his airplane.
Jan Olieslagers posing once more in front of his airplane.
Anthony Fokker. This picture was possibly taken during the 1911 Queen's Day festivities in Haarlem, Netherlands. During these festivities he flew several times round the Haarlem St. Bavo Church with his legendary "Spin" (Spider).
A postcard from the early 30's with Fokker F12 "Valk" ('Falcon') on the airfield of Knokke-Zoute, Belgium.
Fokker F22 PH-ABA "Lapland" ('Lapponia'). This aircraft, constructed in 1935, was frequently used on the Amsterdam - Stockholm line.
Henri van Wijnmalen and his wife.
Soesterberg airfield, Pentecost 1911: What was left of Van Wijnmalen's plane after the wind took it up and smashed it down again.
The monument that has been placed on Clement van Maasdijk's grave. He was the first Dutch victim of amateur aviation.
The Belgian pioneer F. Verschaeve a.k.a. "The Devil of Liège" ('Le Diable Liègeois' in French) on a postcard, published in 1910.
Due to the weather, Verschaeve was one the very few who was able to make some nice demonstration flights during the Rotterdam Aviation Week in 1911.
Dutch pioneer Lütge during an emergency landing near The Hague.
Frits Koolhoven and his wife ready for take off. His wife was revered (decorated?) after this successful flight.
Dutch pioneer Jan Hilgers, posing in front of his airplane that he constucted himself.
A photo collage, also depicting Hilgers (I). Furthermore we see Verschaeve, Tyck and Koolhoven (II), Mr. and Mrs. van Wijnmalen (IV). Most prominently present in this collage, however, is mysterious Miss L. Engelkens. It is known that she was a pupil of Hilgers, but nobody actually knows whether she got her flying-certificate or not (III).
Adriaan Mulder was the first Dutchman to receive his flying-certificate (early 1911).
Jan van Bussel, a German of origin whose real name was Josef Maurer, on a postcard that was handed out by the Rotterdam Aviation Society Inc.
Marinus van Meel, builder of the famous airplane that he called "Brik" ('Brig' or 'Break').

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