Let yourself be carried away – to the events on the slopes of the Sísemol and Katz mountains in the Italian Veneto during the First International Gliding Competition in Italy.
Read original reports by German record-breaking pilots Arthur Martens and Fritz Papenmeyer from the period shortly after the First World War. Together with the students from the University of Pavia, they were the international stars of the competition. Together with the students from the University of Pavia, they were the international stars of the competition. The Italians only started gliding here, while the Germans had already been collecting records for several years. Auch waren die deutschen Segelflugzeuge technisch weiter fortgeschritten und hatten bereits Erfolge beim Rhön-Wettbewerb.
Read an exciting chronicle with many anecdotes – e.g. why Italian customs confiscated the German gliders or how the mule “Matricola” may even have influenced the competition with its unbridled appetite. These and many other stories, a detailed daily chronicle of the competition – meticulously researched by the author, around 90 historical photographs, new highly detailed drawings of the participating gliders by Vincent Cockett and humorous watercolours by Werner Meyer make for entertaining and interesting reading.