Home » Aviatie civila, Aviatie militara, featured, headline, Istorie

“Bravul pilot roman” Gheorghe Banciulescu, omagiat in Cehia“Brave romanian pilot” honored in Czech Republic

18 October 2013 No Comment

monument banciulescu“Bravul pilot roman”, asa cum este numit, pe buna dreptate, de jurnalistii cehi, este omagiat in Cehia. Un monument dedicat acestuia a fost prezentat, recent, in localitatea Rýmařov.

Monumentul, compus dintr-un soclu, pe care se afla o placa de bronz pe care a fost gravat portretul lui Banciulescu si un vultur din marmura alba, a fost descoperit in data de 16 octombrie, in prezenta oficialilor romani si cehi.

De asemenea, evenimentele din Cehia au cuprins si prezentarea filmului documentar “Gheorghe Bănciulescu – Şi totuşi voi mai zbura”, al regizorului Anca Filoteanu.

Monumentul a fost realizat de Statul Major al Fortelor Aeriene Romane, in colaborare cu Ambasada României în Republica Cehă, Primăria oraşului Rýmařov, Fundaţia Culturală “Bartoc”, Spitalul Podhorská nemocnice Rýmařov şi cu sprijinul financiar şi logistic al preşedintelui Asociaţiei Românilor din Republica Cehă, ing. Nicolae Dedulea.

Avioane Saab Gripen de la baza aeriana Čáslav au survolat monumentul in onoarea celui care a fost Gheorghe Banciulescu.

In septembrie 1926, el a fost implicat intr-un grav accident. Banciulescu se afla la bordul unui avion Potez-XXV alaturi de mecanicul Ioan Stoica. Cei doi au decolat de la Paris si aveau ca destinatie Bucurestiul, intr-o incercare de a stabili un nou record de viteza.

Dupa aproximativ 1.000 de kilometri, din cauza lipsei vizibilitatii, avionul s-a prabusit pe un munte. Mecanicul Stoica a murit, strivit de motor, in timp ce Gheorghe Banciulescu a ajuns la spitalul din Rýmařov, acolo unde a fost nevoie sa i se amputeze ambele picioare.

A urmat o perioada chinuitoare de refacere, insa romanul si-a revenit. Mai mult, el a devenit primul pilot din lume care zboara un avion avand proteze la ambele picioare, evenimentul avand loc in iulie 1927.

A murit pe 12 aprilie 1935, la numai 37 de ani, dupa un raid temerar si extenuant pe ruta Marsilia – Napoli – Tunis – Bengazi – Tripoli – Wadi – Haifa – Khartoum – El-Fasher – Bangossou – Atbara – Cairo, din cauza unei gripe tropicale.

In prezent, Flotila 90 Transport Aerian si Aeroclubul Ploiesti poarta cu mandrie numele “Gheorghe Banciulescu”.
monument banciulescu“Brave romanian pilot” was honored in the Czech Republic. A monument dedicated to him was unveild recently in the town of Rýmařov .

The monument consists in a pedestal, on which is placed a bronze plaque with Banciulescu’s engraved portrait and an white marble eagle. The manument was discovered on October 16th, in the presence of Romanian and Czech officials .

Also included in this events was the presentation of the “George Bănciulescu – And yet I will fly” documentary, made by director Anca Filoteanu.

In September 1926, Gheorghe Banciulescu was involved in a serious accident. He was flying an Potez XXV aircraft along with mechanic Ioan Stoica. The two took off from Paris and were bound for Bucharest, in an attempt to set a new speed record.

After about 1,000 kilometers, severly lacking visibility, the plane crashed into a mountain. Stoica died, crushed by the engine, while George Banciulescu reached the Rýmařov hospital, where it was necessary to amputate both his ​​legs.

Then followed a painful recovery period, but he recovered. Moreover, Gheorghe Banciulescu became the first pilot in the world to fly a plane with prostheses on both legs. The event took place in July 1927.

He died on April 12, 1935 , just 37 years old, after a daring and exhausting raid, on route Marseille – Naples – Tunis – Benghazi – Tripoli – Wadi – Haifa – Khartoum – El- Fasher – Bangossou – Atbara – Cairo because of a tropical flu .

Leave a comment!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.