German Air Sports Association

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Pennant of the German Air Sports Association

The German Air Sports Association (Deutscher Luftsportverband, or DLV e. V.) was an organisation set up by the Nazi Party in March 1933 to establish a uniform basis for the training of military pilots. Its chairman was Hermann Göring and its vice-chairman Ernst Röhm.

Since the Treaty of Versailles officially forbid Germany from building fighter planes of any sort the German Air Sports Association used Gliders to train men still officially civilians for the future Luftwaffe[1]

It was dissolved in 1937 and replaced with the National Socialist Flyers Corps, a corporation under public law and subordinate to Reichsluftfahrtminister Hermann Göring.


  1. ^ The World at War Episode 1 New Germany