Edward Makula

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Edward Makula (4 July 1930 - 15 January 1996) was a Polish glider pilot and engineer.[1]

He won the 1963 World Gliding Championships in Junin (Argentina) in a SZD-19 Zefir 2 [2][3] and established 7 world records.[4] In 1965, the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) awarded him the Lilienthal Gliding Medal.[5]

World Gliding Records by Edward Makula[4]
date category achievement course glider
16 August 1955 single place gliders speed over a triangular course of 200km: 67.304km/h Lisie Katy - Przepalkowo - Zblewo - Lisie Katy (Poland) SZD-8 Jaskółka
31 July 1972 two place gliders, crew: John Serafin (USA) speed over a triangular course of 300 km: 113.72 km/h Douglas County, NV - Bridgeport, CA - Rawhide, NV - Douglas County, NV (USA) Caproni Vizzola Calif A-21
4 August 1972 two place gliders, crew: John Serafin (USA) speed over a triangular course of 500km : 101.18km/h Douglas County, NV - Susanville, CA - Old Lovelock, NV - Douglas County, NV (USA) Caproni Vizzola Calif A-21
6 August 1972 two place gliders, crew: Hugo G. Taskovich (USA) speed over a triangular course of 100km : 130.73km/h Minden, NV - Dayton, NV - Valley View, NV - Minden, NV (USA) Caproni Vizzola Calif A-21
8 August 1972 two place gliders, crew: John Serafin (USA) out-and-return distance: 718.2km Douglas County, NV - Darwin Airport, CA - Douglas County, NV (USA) Caproni Vizzola Calif A-21
20 July 1974 two place gliders, crew: Adèle Orsi speed over a triangular course of 500km : 114.86km/h Douglas County, NV - Chalfant, CA - Gabbs, NV - Douglas County, NV (USA) Caproni Vizzola Calif A-21
24 August 1974 two place gliders, crew: John Serafin (USA) speed over a triangular course of 300km : 122.06km/h Minden, NV (USA) - ... Caproni Vizzola Calif A-21

Edward Makula was an uncle of the glider aerobatics champion Jerzy Makula.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Obituary by Jan Kaczmarek & Małgorzata Makula (in Polish) - accessed 2001-01-21
  2. ^ World Soaring Champions listing by the SSA - accessed 2008-01-11
  3. ^ SSA: World Soaring Championships 1963 - accessed 2008-01-11
  4. ^ a b FAI: records by Edward Makula - accessed 2008-01-11
  5. ^ FAI Lilienthal Gliding Medal - accessed 2008-01-11
  6. ^ documentary WNIEBOWZIĘTY (in Polish) - accessed 2008-01-11