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Famous, not fully remembered

2022-10-14 12:19:40 (ost. akt: 2022-10-14 12:28:44)

"Ferdinand Schulz — gliding in former East and West Prussia. World Champion and his relationship with Warmia"

Famous, not fully remembered
Icarus from Warmia, multiple world champion in gliding, constructor and teacher – Fedrinand Schulz, was dedicated to him last evening in the Lidzbark castle. The wonderful figure of a man with great passion was brought closer to us by Izabela Treautle – a cultural animator and guide.

In 1924, on a glider built of brush sticks, Ferdinand Schulz set a world record for the length of a glider flight, which was then 8 hours and 42 minutes. He also broke records in time flight, in distance flight and in flight altitude. He was also the precursor of the flight over the city, which at that time was an extraordinary event.

In May 1924, flying a glider with his friend, he was to throw off a wreath from the ceremony of unveiling the monument to the airmen in Sztum. Unfortunately, it was his last flight, because the glider crashed tragically in the city square. The funeral of Ferdinand Schultz at the request of his family took place in Lidzbark Warmiński, where a monument commemorating his figure still stands today.

The meeting was combined with the opening of an exhibition presenting historical photos and documents as well as a model of the famous Ferdinand Schulz FS 3 "Besenstielkiste" glider in a 1:2 scale. The unique model was made by the German Gliding Museum in the 70s on the basis of the master's plans.
We cordially invite you to the exhibition in the attic gallery of the Lidzbark castle.