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100 years since the last flight of Aurel Vlaicu

on 12 September 2013

Friday, 13 September 2013, the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) together with the National Institute for Aerospace Research "Elie Carafoli" (INCAS) commemorate 100 years since the last flight of Aurel Vlaicu by placing wreaths on his tombstone. The event takes place at 09:30, at the funerary monument of Aurel Vlaicu, at the Bellu Militar cemetery, which is located on Calea Serban Voda nr. 249. A map can be found here.

Media representatives that wish to participate are invited with no prior registration needed.
Aurel Vlaicu (1882-1913) was an engineer, inventor and pioneer of Romanian and international aviation. In June 1910 his plane, Vlaicu I, flies without any alterations. In 1911, he builds his second plane, Vlaicu II, with which he wins five important awards at the Aspen Air Show, Austria. On 13 September 1913, Aurel Vlaicu was flying over the Carpathians with the Vlaicu II plane, when he crashed near Campina..

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