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Edward Makula

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

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

World Gliding Records by Edward Makula
date category achivement 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) PZL-Bielsko Jaskolka
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.

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