The owner of this website is Gunars David Zulis.
I can be contacted at Zulis@aol.com
I encourage and welcome feedback, factual corrections, or offers to contribute to the materials
presented here. All materials used will, of course, be fully credited.
CREDITS and THANK YOUs
Many thanks to my photo sources - Vilnis Vilsons, Juri Rudich, Sergei Pashin, Janis Dumpis, Dmitrijs Irikovs and Karlis Karklins, who
scour their contacts and resources to find aviation material for me.
This site also owes a great deal to the work of Edvins Bruvelis, whose
book Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture made me realize how much we needed an english language source for information about Latvia's aviation history.
Thank you very much to Viktors Skirmants and Haralds Robeznieks for choosing to share their valuable photo collections on
the web site. Likewise, thank you to Arvo Vercamer for providing me with many of his beautiful colour profiles.
My thanks also to Edmund Rucels who has allowed me to use his father's aviation photos, and to Juris Grinbergs who keeps me
informed about his I-12 build.
Many thanks to the family of Nikolajs Bulmanis, Apolons Pantelejevs, Arvids Vidins, Roberts Davids Timermanis, Rudolfs Jenkevics, and
Eduards Varazinskis for sharing their photos and biographical details, and
to Richards Cukurs for providing me with materials about his father's aviation achievements.
Thank you, Ieva Hartman, for the information about and photos of your father.
I would like to thank Jeroen Brinkman for travelling to many of the sites of the old airfields and sharing his photos with me.
Thank you to Paul Branke, Moshe Bukhman, Frits Gerdessen, and Indulis Ozols for their encouragement and for sharing their knowledge, research
materials and insights with me.
I would also like to thank Marcel Kares for sharing a great deal of Czech and Russian language material.
I wish to thank the volunteer staff of the Latvian Library at the Latvian Centre in Toronto for their work in preserving the books and
journals that I used in preparing this web site.
Thank you also to Bob Pearson, Mike Murphy, Alex Crawford, Carl-Fredrik Geust, Juris Bets, Tyrk Toomas,
Max Matthews, Knut Erik Hagen, Gareth Whitehead, Jack van der Veer,
Paul Bezouska, Dmitrij Dmitriew, Kenneth Heck,
and Arnolds Legzdins for materials, advice and support. Thanks also
to Peters Vecrumba for guiding me through the web site process.
My thanks to B.Larsson and D.Zekria for the use of the airline schedule images and to Peter Bakema and Gerry Hill for their Spilve 2004 images.
Thank you, Steve Perry, Piotr Dmitruk and Jim Maas, for the images of your Latvian aircraft models.
I am also grateful to Peter Van Gogh, Carl-Fredrik Geust, Imants Svans, Alfreds Gerbers and Richards Cukurs for contacting me with corrections of my errors.
Thank you to my dad, Elmars Zulis, who passed away during this project and is greatly missed, but who helped me gather the latvian material
and helped in countless other ways, and to my mom, Aina, for just being patient about all of this.
FInally, I would like to thank Barbara Rouse (now Barbara Zulis), the angel who not only took the Bralu Kapi photographs for
me, but also felt moved to bring flowers to the resting places of the aviators.
My name goes on the web site, but it is all of these people who made this project possible. I Thank You.