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BARON PIERRE DE CATERS ( Berchem
Berchem
, 25 December 1875 – Paris
Paris
, 21 March 1944) was a Belgian adventurer , aviator and car and motorboat racer . He was the first Belgian to fly an aircraft in 1908. Voisin de Caters the Antwerp Aviation Week 1909.

He was also the first Belgian to receive a pilot license from the Belgian air club on 2 December 1909 and received a gold medal for the first kilometer in the same year. He was the first aircraft manufacturer in Belgium
Belgium
and the first instructor of the military aviation. He also took part in car and motorboat races in Belgium
Belgium
and France. Briefly in 1904, he held the World Land Speed Record , driving a DMG Mercedes Simplex at 97.25 mph. over a 1 km. course on a beach in Ostend
Ostend
, Belgium. In World War I
World War I
he joined the Belgian military aviation, commanding the flying school of Étampes
Étampes
.

CONTENTS

* 1 Journey to India * 2 See also * 3 References * 4 External links

JOURNEY TO INDIA

On 16 November 1910, de Caters embarked to India with two Aviator airplanes. He was accompanied by Jules Tyck , another Belgian pilot. Replica in the Royal Military Museum (Brussels) of the Voisin de Caters IV

The city of Bombay
Bombay
refused the organization of an aviation meeting. Then the two airmen traveled to Calcutta
Calcutta
with their aircraft crated. In Calcutta, de Caters flew several times from the Club of Tollygunge . On 21 December, he flew for 27 minutes with Mrs. Sen Beil, sister of the Maharaja