Příběh Josefa Flekala

Pages 14–22
DOI 10.37520/amnph.2019.012
Keywords Josef Flekal, air flight instructor, RAF, Czechoslovak Air Force, World War II
Type of Article Peer-reviewed
Citation NEBŘENSKÁ, Adéla. Příběh Josefa Flekala. Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae – Historia. Prague: National Museum, 2019, 73(3-4), 14–22. DOI: https://doi.org/10.37520/amnph.2019.012. ISSN 2570-6845 (print), 2570-6853 (online). Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/en/periodicals/acta-musei-nationalis-pragae-historia/73-3-4/pribeh-josefa-flekala
Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae – Historia | 2019/73/3-4

This article is centred on the life’s story of the Czechoslovak instructor and aerobatics pilot, Josef Flekal. It emerges particularly from documents from the private family archive, specialist publications and from interviews with J. Flekal himself (conducted by Jiří Říha). The article describes Flekal’s studies at flight schools, his successes in aerial acrobatics, his activities as a flight instructor in Czechoslovakia, his departure to Poland prior to the beginning of World War II, and his subsequent service as a flight instructor in Great Britain and in Canada. It also recalls his time spent in prison after World War II. It thus describes the story of a notable figure in Czechoslovak aviation, primarily in the 1930s and in the course of World War II.

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