NAILLEN, A. Vander            USA                  (1860?1920)                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-S.                 Professional circus balloonist, 1870-1885 era.
p: Stage name: Charles H. Brooks (no relation to same); Worked as an "Advance-Man" for the "Nickel-Plate Circus" 1885-90; Engineer for the City of Oakland (CA) in later life.
f: Last recorded B-Flight Aug.1909 (w/ P.vanTASSEL) from Oakland (CA) in "City of Oakland." Flight ended with a rough landing in a 50 mph wind.
r: S.Francisco Call 15 Auk.1909.

NAPIER, Charles H.         USA          #-450 (1887?1950)                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-AR.                 Military balloonist.
b: 31 Dec.1887 Forsyth, GA.
s: Officer in the U.S.Navy 1940-45; Lt.JG 1944; Balloon & Airship pilot & Instructor.
f: FAI-ACA B-License #450 issued 6 Mar.1918.
r: U.S.Navy files.

NAPIER, (Mrs.) Mamie (F)            USA                  (1885?1906) K                  (SM)
See APPENDIX-B/L.                 Professional balloonist 1906 era.
f: Made five balloon flights in her one week career: #1 = Landed in the Arkansas River; #2 & 3 = were uneventful; #4 = Landed on a steam tractor. ***Epic flight 27 Aug.1906 from Wichita, KA. Had a premonition of death before launch. Started a normal ascent doing acrobatics, when the parachute with the trapeze released from about 100'. She died on impact.
r: NT-28 Aug.1906/1/4.

NASSR, Anthony M.         USA                  (1880-1960)                  (SM)
See APPENDIX- (B).                 Professional balloonist 1900-09 era.
Son of an Syrian businessman; Name sometimes spelled Tony Nassar/Nasser; Stage name Daring Syrian.
b: 1880 New Orleans, LA
a: Resident of Toledo Ohio.
p: Professional balloon & airship maker & exhibition pilot; Balloon inspector for Goodyear 1919; Toledo Airport Director 1927.
f: First Balloon flight about 1900, Airship flight 1908. ***Epic flight 16 Sep.1909 from Ottawa, Canada. Ascent in his airship was marred by engine failure. After landing on a nearby farm, he had several eager bystanders tow him back to the fair-grounds. The ship arched two electric wires and exploded in flames. One person died, and two others suffered severe injuries.
l: Many harrowing aviation flights.
r: Ottawa Evening Journal 16 Sep.1909 p1; Toledo (OH) Blade; A. Brookes archives.

NATER, Alfred         SWITZERLAND         #+137 (1935-                  (GB/HB)
See APPENDIX-BJ/CJ.         Sport Balloonist. (Bio-Data unavailable)
f: First flight 1968 with F.DOLDER; FAI B-License #137 issued 9 Jul.1970.
l: Crossed the Swiss Alps 30 times by 1981; 1980, Participated in the Modern G.Bennett B-Races.

NAYLER, William Charles            USA         #-938 (1900-19??)                          (GB)
See APPENDIX-AH/AR/CH.         Sport Balloonist. (bio-data unknown)
b: 5 Mar.1900 Inlay City, MI. No military record.
f: FAI-ACA B-License #938 issued 28 Oct.1925.
l: Pilot in 1928 G-Bennett B-Race.
r: ACA-files.

NEAL, Marsha Lambertson (F)            USA                  (1955?                  (GB/HB)
See APPENDIX-BP/BY.          (Bio-Data unavailable)
Maiden name: Lambertson; Wife of balloonist: Sanford Neal.
e: Michigan Community College, Lansing.
p: Professional balloonist, LaConquista Balloon Company (1987); Co-Organizer of the National "Oldsmobile Balloon Team" (1984).
f: First B-Flight 1982 from Lansing (MI); First B-Solo 1983 from Albuquerque, NM; FAA B-License issued 1983; Over 600 B-Hours (90 hours Gas, 22 at night) by 1991.
l: 1985, Aide (winner) in U.S. National GB Championships; 1986, Participated in U.S.National GB Championships; 1987, Aide (placed 2nd) in U.S.National GB Championships; 1988, Participated in World GB Championships.
m: BFA-Life, VP, SE-Regional Dir., GB-Committee Director.
h: BFA-Copilot of the year 1986. ***Epic flight (date?) as co-pilot to F.HYDE, from Colorado Springs, CO. Gas balloon flight ended in Kansas after 18 hours.
r: Skylines-Aug.91; BL-Nov.91p42.

NEALL, Nellie (F)            BRITAIN          (1880?1940)                  (SM)
p: Professional balloonist; Protégé of FLEET.
f: First recorded ascent 1 Jun.1903. ***Epic flight 6 Jun.1906 From Pontypool. Made a rapid ascent with a torn balloon. Her leg was caught in a rope, holding her upside-down. She succeeded in climbing the rope, releasing the parachute, and landed safely.
r: Cardiff Mail 2 Jun.1903; Tribune 7 Jun. 1906.

NEELY, James T.G.         USA         #-244 (1894-1924) K                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-B/AI/AR.         Military & Sport balloonist.
Middle names Thompson Gordon.
b: 18 Oct.1894 Louisville, KY.
d: 3 Jun.1924 Benent, IL.
s: Officer in the U.S.Navy, Meteorologist.
f: Early balloon training unknown; Skilled aviator and parachutist; FAI-ACA B-License #244 issued 12 Dec.1917.
l: Participated in 1919, 22, & 24 U.S.National B-Races.
h: Permanent Memorial Plaque in his honor at Scott Air Force Base; Body interred at Arlington National Cemetery (Wash.D.C.). ***Epic flight 3 Jun.1924 (as PIC w/L.MEISINGER) from Scott Field (IL) in ARMY S3 (80,000 cu.ft.). Launched in afternoon as the last of a 10-flight series to test meteorological theories of storm patterns. The balloon encountered strong downdrafts at 7000' and impacted the ground near Bement (IL) at 11:08pm. Losing considerable ballast, they ascended rapidly to 7800' and were struck by lightning. Meisinger was killed instantly; Neely grabbed his parachute and jumped. Unfortunately, he failed to fasten it to his harness, and died on impact.
r: FAI-files; Aviation Magazine-1921; U.S.Navy files; NT-4 Jun. 1924 (T); J.Lewis report, NBM-archives.

NEGRETTI, Henry         ENGLAND          (1830?1890)                  (HP)
p: Professional photographer, 1850-80 era. ***Epic flight 14 Oct.1863 (w/COXWELL) on a photographic ascent.

NEHRHAUPT, Herrmann            GERMANY          (1876-1971)                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-AU.         Sport balloonist.
b: 6 May 1876 Munster.
d: 2 Mar.1971 Munster.
f: Balloonmeister 1903; First B-Flight 1909 w/Eimermacher; Received German B-License 7 Oct.1926; Modern German B-License #29 reissued 9 Apr.1952; Last recorded B-Flight (#50) 4 May 1951.
l: Organizer of Starleiter B-Rally of 1930 (30 balloons).
h: Dadalus Medal-1964; DAeC Gold Medal-1966.
r: FuA p108.

NELS, Albert L.         USA                  (1952-                  (HB)
See APPENDIX-BK (6)/BO (7).         Semi-Professional Balloonist
b: 14 Aug.1952 Dayton, OH.
e: General Motors Institute, BME-1975.
p: Area Sales Manager (electronics) for Modicon Indus.Automation; Owner-Operator of "Aerostation-Balloons" FAA-Repair Station.
f: First Balloon flight 1974 with Greg Wilson; First Balloon solo 1974 from Flint, MI; B-License #287429619 issued 24 Oct.1974; More than 782 B-Hours by 1985.
l: 1976-79, Four-time balloonmeister of Pinckney B-Festival; 1977-79, Two-time balloonmeister of Adrian Air-Day B-Festival; 1977, Balloonmeister for Gr.Lakes B-Championships; 1978, Designated as FAA-Pilot Examiner; 1978, Balloon-meister for US-National B-Championships; 1979-85, Competitor in US-National B-Championships; Placed in the top 10, 6 times; 1980, Balloonmeister for Ohio Valley B-Club; 1981, Designated as FAA-Accident Prevention Counselor; 1981-82, Editor of "Balloon-Platoon" newsletter; 1981, Winner Of the US-Air Force Museum Race; 1981, Balloonmeister for Dayton (OH) Air-Fair; 1982, Presented BFA-Safety Seminar, Cincinnati, Ohio; 1984, Winner Of the US-National B-Championships; 1984, Winner Of the Fly-Ohio B-Rally; 1985, Winner Of the US-National B-Championships; 1985, Winner Of the Indiana State Fair B-Race; 1985, Editor of BFA-Pilot Examiner Newsletter; 1987, Winner Of the Battle Creek In'tl. Championships; 1987, Winner Of the World HB-Championships (Austria); 1988, Flew w/Walter Cronkite at Chateau de Balleroy in France; 1991, Winner Of the US-National B-Championships; Many unique/unusual balloon flights by 1993.
m: Member of BFA since 1975; Dayton L-T-A Society, Charter Member.
r: Bio-data 1985; BL-Dec.88p8.

NELSON, R. "Red"         USA                  (1870?1895) K                  (SM)
See APPENDIX-B/L/S.         Professional balloonist.
p: Partners with BURKE. ***Epic flight 1 Aug.1895 from Phoenix, AZ. Ascent was made to appease an unruly crowd that claimed fraud after his partner's accident. Launching at night in a moderate wind, his release and descent seemed normal, but his parachute malfunctioned and he landed on a roof and fell to the ground. He suffered a concussion and internal injuries, and was reported as "terminal."
r: Arizona Republican 2 Aug.1895p1.

NERVIONE, Q.         USA                  (1865?1930)                  (GB)
p: Professional balloonist and balloon maker; Importer & manufacturer of gas balloons made of "India Rubber" and "Gas Whisting," Whips, Canes, etc, in the 1895-1900 era.
a: 67 East Illinois St; Chicago, IL.
r: From return address on mailed envelope, from the J. Weinstock collection.

NEVERNOV, Boris A.            RUSSIA                  (1900?1970)                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-AA/AB/AC/AQ.         Scientific Balloonist.
s: Officer in Russian Army, 1920-50 era; Balloonist for the Russian Academy of Sciences.
f: Holder of Russian Class-I Pilot License; Balloon Instructor.
l: Holder of three World Class A2 (600cm) records.

NEWBERY, Eduardo            ARGENTINA            #:4 (1878-1908) K                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-B/w/AV.         Sport balloonist 1908 era.
b: 17 Feb.1878 Buenos Aires;
d: 17 Oct.1908 Rio Plata.
p: Doctor of Medicine. Brother of balloonist Jorge.
f: First B-Flight early 1908 with H.ANASAGASTI; Six B-Flights in lifetime; FAI B-License #4 issued 21 Aug.1908. ***Epic flight 17 Oct.1908 (w/Eduardo Romero) from Buenos Aires in "Pampero." Balloon was launched at night and was last seen heading out over the open water of the Rio Plata River. Bodies were never recovered.
r: Cronica Historica de la Aeronautica Argentina; Historica de la Aviacion Argentina.

NEWBERY, Jorge            ARGENTENA            #*2 (1875-1914) K          (GB)
See APPENDIX-w/AV.         Sport Balloonist.
Brother of balloonist Eduardo.
b: 29 May 1875 Buenos Aires;
d: 1 Mar.1914 Andes Mountains.
e: University of Buenos Aires, Engineering.
f: First B-Flight 25 Dec.1907 with ANCHORENA; 49 B-Flights in lifetime; FAI B-License #2 issued 7 Jul.1908; Airplane pilot and instructor.
l: Sport balloonist 1907-10 era; Argentine fencing champion; Inaugurated many international record airplane flights; Killed in airplane crash trying to cross the Andes East to West.
m: Argentine Aero Club (FM), President 1908-10. ***Epic flight 1907 (w/MARCHI & ANCHORENA) from Palermo (Buenos Aires) to Colonia Uruguay.
r: Historical Dictionary of Argentina; Cronica Historica Aero-nautico Argentina.

NEWBOLD, Leroy Edgar            USA                  (1870?1930)                  (GB)
Sport balloonist 1901-10 era.
l: Friend of Count VAULX; Flew in France w/Count VAULX.
m: ACA FM-1906; Aero Club of France.

NEWELL, William            BRITAIN                  (1890?1950)                  (HB)
(Bio-Data unknown)
l: Made Para-jumps from Hot-Air balloons in 1919 era.

NEWHOUSE, Bud         USA                  (1950?                  (HB)
See APPENDIX-BX/BU.         Sport Balloonist.
s: U.S.Air Force (10-years), Viet Nam service.
p: Printer, Business in Cincinnati, OH.
f: First Balloon flight 1976; BFA Master Instructor; FAA Designated B-Pilot Examiner.
m: Ohio Valley B-Club (FM), Prea. two terms; BFA, Board of Directors 1982, Treasurer 1982-84, V.Pres-1984-85, Active on many Committees.
l: Organized first BFA-Sanctioned Safety Seminar in S.Ohio; Balloon Miester of many events.
h: BFA-Distinguished Aeronaut Award.
r: Bio-data Mar.85.

NEWKIRK, Robert Ellis van            USA                  (1948-                  (HB)
See APPENDIX- (B).                  (Bio-data unknown)
b: 1 Sep.1948.
f: Early flight history unknown; 66 hours TT, 55 in balloons 1987.
l: Owner of Piccard (Gen.B-Corp.) AX-6 balloon (N2496Z). ***Epic flight 6 Jun.1987 (w/daughter Christine Lynn, age 16) from Germantown, MD. Flying as part of a 52 balloon "fund raiser" for (Kids Inc), the balloon contacted 69,000 volt powerlines in Montgomery County. The basket and aeronauts fell about 30' to the ground. Robert was thrown free and suffered 28% burns to his body. Christine was trapped in the burning basket and died of her injuries.
a: 126 Timberline Rd.; Pittsburgh, PA 15229.
r: NT-7 Jun.1987p31:5, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune; NTSB-Report.

NEWLANDER, Stephan            USA                  (1933-                  (HB)
(Bio-data unknown)
b: 1933 New York, NY.
p: Professional balloonist, Co-founder (w/P.WOESSNER) of "Windy City Balloon Port." l: Aero philatathiest, collector of balloon stamps and covers.
m: BFA; Amer. Philatelic Society; Member of many World Philatelic Societies; Editor of many Aero Philatelic publications (see BOESMAN). ***Epic flight 17 Jan.1975 (w/P.WOESSNER) from Palwaukee (IL). Landed in Michigan after crossing the lake in 3:18. NOTE: Neither aeronaut admits the other was on the same flight.
r: Ed.research.

NEWMAN, Larry         USA                  (1947-                  (HB/GB)
See APPENDIX-AB/AC/BF/BO/BT/BW.         Professional Aeronaut.
b: 28 Sep.1947, Los Angeles, CA.
p: Manufacturer of Ultra-Light aircraft; Airline pilot, America West Airlines.
f: First B-Flight 1978 with Ben ABRUZZO; First B-Solo Oct.1978 from Albuquerque, NM; FAA B-License Oct.1978 with Sid CUTTER; Also Airline Transport Rating; Flight Instructor; More than 10,000 TT (380 in HB, 320 in GB) by 1983.
l: Sport parachutist; 1978, Transatlantic crossing w/ABRUZZO & ANDERSON; 1980, Participated in record flight during G-Bennett B-Race; 1981, Transpacific crossing w/ ANDERSON, AOKI, & Clark; Made 5 Round-the-World flight attempts by 1994
h: U.S.Congressional Medal for Aviation Achievement; FAA-Medal of Merit; French Medal for Aviation Achievement. ***Epic flight 31 Dec.1995 (w/Reed Eldridge) from Eloy, AZ in an airplane. Descent by parachute was marred by a mid-air collision into another parachutist. Larry was declared "Dead On Arrival" at the hospital with a skull fracture, shattered collarbone, and numerous broken bones, but is expected to recover. Other parachutist died with a broken neck and other serious injuries.
r: Bio-data 1983; Arizona Republic 8 Jan.1996 B1; Multi-Newspaper articles.

NICHOLLS, Harold O.            USA                  (1893-1982)                  (KB)
See APPENDIX-AM/CS.         Military Balloonist.
b: 1893 Galveston, TX.
d: 13 Apr.1982 (age 89).
s: Enlisted man in the U.S.Army 7th B-Company, Sergent-1918; Served with distinction on front lines in WW-I; Made 3 para jumps from kite balloons while under attack (two of the balloons were destroyed by enemy fire); Was the only enlisted man to make 3-jumps.
h: Distinguished Service Cross (only enlisted man to receive one in World War One.
r: NAAOBCV files. ***Epic ascent 11 Aug 1918 (w/D.M.REEVES) in France. German airplanes began firing at their Kite Balloon; Harold helped a superior officer (on his first ascent) make a safe jump, before he jumped. The balloon was destroyed in the resulting fire, but both landed safely.
a: (Mabel) 28918 Hogan Dr; Sun City, CA 92381.

NICOLLEAU, Auguste            FRANCE          (1866?1930)                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-U/AT.         Sport balloonist 1886-1906.
b: 23 Aug.1866 Nantes.
p: Professor of Aerostation; Professional balloonist.
f: Learned to fly with BESANCON & FLAMMARION.
l: Participated in "Concours de Bordeau" 1901 B-Race.
m: Aero Club of France. ***Epic flight 14 Jul.1886 (w/BESANCON, FONVILLE, & Malfroy); details unknown.

NIEMAN, William E.         USA                  #-214 (1894?1960)          (KB/GB)
See APPENDIX-AR.                 Resident of Saginaw, MI.
b: 14 May 1894 St.Louis, MO.
s: Enlisted in the U.S.Army Signal Corps 1917; Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in B-Corps 3 Jan.1918.
f: Received B-Training at Ft. Omaha; FAI-ACA B-License #214 issued 28 Nov.1917.
m: Missouri Aero Society.
a: Stevenson Hotel; Detroit, MI. r: The Balloon Section.

NIEMEYER, Victor         GERMANY          (1880?1940)                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-AU.         Sport balloonist.
b: Rechtsanwalt.
d: Essen.
f: German B-License issued 1905; Last recorded B-Flight 1929.
l: German champion 1908 after a flight of 820 Km. in 16 hours.
m: Berliner, Kolner, and Munster Balloon Clubs. ***Epic flight 11 Oct.1908 (w/H.Hiedamann) from Berlin in "Busley." Flight in the G.Bennett B-Race ended in the North Sea.
r: FuA p109.

NIPP, Harry C.         USA                  (1880?1959)          (SM/GB)
See APPENDIX-L.                 Professional Balloonist.
d: 28 Jan.1959 Saginaw, MI.
p: Smoke Balloonist 1898-1940; Stage name: Dare-Devil Rex.
f: Made 3575 B-Jumps in his lifetime. m: NAABCV.

NISSEN, ?         USA                  (1880?1904) K                  (HP)
Unique person; Resident of Chicago, IL.
l: Designer/Developer of a "Rolling Balloon." ***Epic voyage 29 Nov.1904 from Chicago, IL in "Fool-Killer." Launched at 3:10PM from the foot of Ohio Street into Lake Michigan, to roll across the lake. He was found 1 Dec. in Stevensville (MI); He had successfully crossed the lake, but had died of exposure during the voyage.
r: Scientific American 31 Dec.1904/483/1.

NIWA, Fumio          JAPAN                  (1951-1991) K                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-B/I.                 Sport Balloonist. (Bio-data unknown)
b: 1951;
d: 11 Jan.1991 Pacific Ocean.
p: Computer technician.
f: Balloon instruction minimal, estimated 2 ascents before final flight. ***Epic flight 15 Feb.1989 from Yokohama, Japan, on a SOLO Transpacific flight attempt. Rescued from the sea after covering about 1553 miles in 4 days. Flight reached target altitude, but was forced to abort because of a compressor failure. ***Epic flight 10 Jan.1991 from Yokohama, Japan in "Mycal-One." Launched on a SOLO Transpacific flight attempt. Equipment failure forced him into rough seas after covering 300 miles in 6 hours. His survival suit contained an electronic monitor of his vital life signs, but he died of hypothermia after waiting 22 hours to be rescued.
r: BL-Dec.90p7, Feb.91; Naples (FL) Daily News, 19 Feb.89p20A (AP).

NIXON, Lewis         USA                  (1860?1920)                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-S. Prof. balloonist 1875-80 era. Resident of Savannah, GA.

NOBLE, Alan         BRITIAN                  (1945-   )                  (HB)
b: Burnley, England, 16 September 1945.
m: Was initially Advertising Manager and then Editor of Aerostat, magazine of the British Balloon and Airship Club for six years during which time he moved production from being a mimeographed sheet firstly to typeset printing and later into colour. Member of the main committee of the British Balloon and Airship Club for six years.
p: Journalist, later moved into media relations. Now Managing Director of Cameron Balloons, Bristol, UK.
f: Balloon & Airship Pilot #PP-279.
l: Editor of Aerostat Magazine; Consultant on Transatlantic flight of D.CAMERON; Consultant on Round-the-World flight planned by J.NOTT; Chief of Orbiter-3 RTW flight March 1999.
h: Director of transatlantic flight by Don Cameron and Christopher Davey; director of Chrysler transatlantic balloon race; sponsorship manager for Julian Nott's world hot-air balloon altitude record and Flight Director for Indian hot-air balloon altitude record 2005; organiser of first hot-air balloon meets in the former Soviet Union in Vilnius, Lithuania, then Leningrad (St. Petersburg). Project manager for early ICI / Warsteiner round the world balloon program. Project Director for first successful round-the-world flight by a manned balloon (Breitling Orbiter 3) and an advisor to Steve Fossett on several of his projects.
r: Aerostat Magazine, e-mail, Dec. 11, 2006.

NOBILE, Umberto                 ITALY                         (1885-1978)                         (HP)
Aeronaut Extraordinaire; Military Airship builder & Pilot. No record of having flown in a balloon. Amassed vast amounts of LTA memorabilia now held in the Italian Aero Museum.

NOCQUET, Paul         USA                  (1877-1906) K                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-B.                 Sport balloonist, 1900-06 era.
b: 22 Apr 1877 Brussels Belgium; Emigrated to the USA early 1903.
p: Professional artist & sculptor.
f: B-Training in Belgium with CAPAZZA.
m: Aero Clubs of America, Belgium, and France. ***Epic flight 3 Apr.1906 from N.Y. City. Ascent was to prove night-time onshore wind changes. His theory was proved correct, but he landed on an isolated part of Jones Beach, Long Island, at night. He died of exposure trying to cross the marsh to civilization.
r: NT-5 Apr.1906/p1; BM-1975-76/p13; NY Herald 4 Apr. 1906 (T).

NOESKE, Walter F.         USA                  (1950?                  (HB/GB)
See APPENDIX-BY/BP/BJ.         Sport Balloonist.
p: Lawyer, Managing Attorney for insurance defense firm.
f: First HB-Flight 1978; First GB-Flight 1983 from Las Vegas, NV.
l: 1991, Pilot in G-Bennett B-Race in Lech, Austria; 1992, Pilot in Gas B-Race from Phoenix, Arizona.
m: BFA-Gas B-Committee; Nat.Aeronautic Assoc; FIA; AOPA; Southeast Michigan B-Association.
a: 3902 S.Shore Dr; Union Lake, MI 48045; 313/360-2329.
r: BFA-Office petition.

NORFLEET, Joseph Pugh            USA         #-613 (1890?1960)                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-AO/AI/AR.         Military aeronaut.
Nicknames: James, or "Swifty."
b: 27 Aug.1887 Roxobel, NC. Res. Cape May, NJ 1967.
p: Naval Aircraft Factory 1931; Brokerage business 1946.
e: Washington & Lee University-Engineering; U.S.Naval Academy-1910.
s: Officer in U.S.Navy; Enlisted 1906;Lt.Commander-1923; Pioneer Naval aviator; Naval Aviator #555; Served as crew on British airship R-38; Served as crew on the Airship Shenandoah 1923; Commander of Lakehurst NAS 1921; Instructor at the Naval War College; Staff Officer; Recalled 16 Oct.1942; Retired again 1946; Executive Officer of USS-Sirius; Commander of USS-Talbot; Commander of Naval Task Force ATR-57; Captured German submarine U-858.
f: Received Balloon & Airship training in England; FAI-ACA B-License #613 issued 12 Jun.1918; FAI-ACA Airship License #16; Airplane pilot.
l: Sport balloonist 1920-22 era; 1922, First to fly using Helium (in the U.S.Nat.B-Races; Reportedly used it in the G-Bennett race that year also); Co-author (w/McCARY) of USN-LTA training manual.
m: Army & Navy Club; ACA; New York Yacht Club. ***Epic flight 31 May 1922 (w/ SHADE) from Milwaukee, WI. Flight in U.S. Nat. B-Race was to compare balloon performance using Helium against Coal gas used by all other competitors. Pilot decided that the only difference was that his aide could smoke and cook. NOTE: the use of a gas different than other competitors source, disqualified him from FAI-competition.
r: Kite Balloons to Airships; Contact-Profiles p174.

NOSTRAND, Percy E. van            USA            #-662 (1887-1938)                  (GB)
See APPENDIX-AR.                 Military Balloonist 1917-19.
b: 6 Aug.1887 Washington, DC;
d: 16 Oct.1938 Riverside, CA.
e: University of California, 1912.
s: Officer in U.S. Army 1912-38; Balloon, Airship, Airplane pilot; Commandant of March Air Force Base, 1936-38; General Staff Officer at time of death.
f: Received free balloon training as part of staff training; FAI-ACA B-License #662 issued 7 Aug.1918; Airplane pilot.
r: NT-18 Oct.1938/15/6.

NOTT, Julian R.P.         ENGLAND          (1944-                  (HB/GB)
See APPENDIX-BA/BC/BF/BO/BP/BT/Bw/CK.            Sport Balloonist.
p: LTA Design Engineer.
b: 22 June 1944, Bristol; Middle names "Richard Prothero."
e: Epsom College; St.Johns College; Oxford, Open Scholar.
f: First B-Flight 23 June 1969 with Giles Blumer; First B-Solo 23 May 1970 from Denton; CAA B-License 29 May 1970; More than 430 B-Hours by 1983.
l: 1969, Purchased first balloon; 1974 & 80, Designed & built Kerosene burners for FAI records; 1976, 79 & 80, Established many FAI altitude records; 1983, Crossed English Channel from Plymouth to Cherbourg; Design consultant for hot-air airships; Sport parachutist.
m: BFA since 1972; BBAC, All major offices 1971-83; Royal Aero Club Council.
h: Silver Medal of Royal Aero Club, 1972; Montgolfier Diploma; FAI-1972; Gold Medal of Royal Aero Club, 1974; Achievement Award, NTLAS-1974; Bronze Medal of Royal Aero Club, 1976; Britannia Trophy, RAC-1980; Royal Inst. Of Navigation, 1982. ***Epic flight 1975 (w/Jim Woodman) from Nazca, Peru in "Condor-I." Flight was to demonstrate that Pre-Inca Indians could have made & used hot air balloons. ***Epic flight attempts 1985-90 to Circumnavigate the Earth in a Superpressure Gas balloon. All ended for technical reasons.
r: Bio-Data 1983; The Aerostat; BM-ND 1985/p17.

NULL, Telford B.         USA                  #-280 (1893-1923) K                  (GB)
See APENDIX-B/AI/AR.         Military & Sport Balloonist.
b: 14 Apr.1893 Ruffsdale, PA;
d: 7 Jul.1923 Lake Erie.
e: Washington & Jefferson College, AB-1915; Harvard Law School.
s: Officer in U.S.Navy; Naval Aviator #1260 (NAS-Lakehurst); Crew on British airship "R-38" (ZR-2). See MAITLAND.
f: Balloon & Airship training at Akron & Hampton Roads; FAI-ACA B-License #280 issued 2 Jan.1918. ***Epic flight 4 Jul.1923 (as aide to ROTH) from Indianapolis, IN, in the U.S.National B-Race. Landed in Lake Erie and drowned.
a: Resident of Hadonsfield, NJ.
r: NT-6 Jul.1923; Contact-Profiles p338.


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