( PR4US.com | Press Release | 2016-03-27 21:04:55 )
Royal Thai Army Aviation flight operations beginning of Thailand.
... Thailand's aviation history.
Aviation Affairs of Thailand Starting in the reign of King Rama VI IV, on February 6, 1911, Mr. Charles Van Den Born Belgian leading aircraft Henry Farman IV, two wings, to fly first class on display in the Sra Pathum Racecourse (Royal Bangkok Sports club), while the French are developing the field of aviation. Make Gen. Chiraprawat Woradech. Royal Nakornchisri Suradej Minister of Defence And Gen. Chakrabongse PhuWanart. Royal Pisnulokprachanart. Chief of Staff, Royal Thai Army, saw the importance And the need for Thailand to have the aircraft as defense abroad. Ministry of Defence has devised a set of business aviation division of the army. And three officers were recruited to the study at France's aeronautics.
1. Major Sunee Suvarnaprathip.
2. Captain Lhong Sinsuk.
3. Lieutenant Tip Ketudat.
Note: This is the last rank.
1. Air Marshal Lord Chalermargard.
2. Group Captain Lord Wehasiamsilapasit.
3. Group Captain Lord Tayarnpikart.
After the three officers who graduated and returned to Thailand on November 2, 1913 The Department of Defense has established a Department of Aviation "in December 1913 under the command of Lieutenant Phrajaoworawongther Praongjao Burachat Chaiyakorn, Kromkunkumpangpech Akarayothin, Inspector General Electric, while the military said the three went to study in France. Commercial aircraft orders had come from France for the first of 7 vessels contain:
- 3 Breguet aircraft biplane.
- 4 Nieuport single wing.
In addition to the Choapraya Aphaiphubet (Chum Aphaiwongse) has devoted a private estate. Buy a Breguet government gave them to one another with a plane that can be utilized in the government. Makes Early Thailand has a total of 8 aircraft.
At the beginning of military operations from the third person this is the foundation of business aviation. In terms of the establishment of a training flight. And air mechanics Which would later be hailed as the "parent of the Air Force" has its first trial flight at the airport Sra Pathum on 29 December 1913, both of these military aircraft , 3 commissioned officers had test flight in France. And then sent to Thailand, so first have three military pilots first Captain General of Thailand. General Krom Phraya Panupan Wongworadech. Army Inspector General and the Naval Inspector General, and General Somdejprajaobaromawongther Jaofa Jakapong Puwanat Kromaluang Pisanulokprachanart. Chief of Staff Department officials have seen this first flight with civilians, as well as the people of Thailand. To watch a lot.
Subsequent to the development of the aviation department of the Royal Army Aviation. Military aircraft, military aircraft, the Department of the Air Force until today.
This would be his sixth reign as "the father of aviation in Thailand."
On March 27, 1914 held the position of "Aviation Division" A "Division of Royal Thai Army Aviation."