August 21, 1935 in the sky: Japy flies to Norway

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Aviation History – August 21, 1935. On August 21, 1935, it was French pilot André Japy who made the aeronautical news, when he embarked on a new raid by air which should take him to Oslo, the capital from Norway. The aviator wishing to make this trip from Paris.

André Japy intends to complete this round trip in just one day and that is why he will take off in the early morning. He will thus take off on August 21, 1935 at 3:15 a.m. exactly, installed at the controls of a monoplane aircraft signed by the manufacturer Caudron, namely a Caudron C600 Aiglon equipped with an engine not displaying less than 100 horsepower.

The pilot will arrive in Oslo at 10:30 a.m. and will not return to France until noon. His raid will have represented 2,880 kilometers in total and he will have needed 14 hours and 45 minutes to complete it, evolving in the sky at a speed of 195.240 kilometers per hour. In 1938, the International Aeronautical Federation awarded him the Louis Blériot medal for his numerous raids carried out from Paris to Oslo, Oran, Tunis, Algiers, Moscow, Japan, Djibouti and even Hanoi.

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