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Lithuanian and Polish hams will operate special event stations to mark 
the 80th Anniversary of the Lithuanian pilots Darius and Girenas flight 
across Atlantic Ocean.

Darius and Girėnas were Lithuanian 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithuania>pilots, emigrants to the United 
States <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States>, who made a 
significant flight in the history of world aviation 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aviation_history>.
On July 15, 1933, they flew across the Atlantic Ocean 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_Ocean>, covering a distance of 
3,984 miles (6,411 kilometers) without landing, in 37 hours
and 11 minutes (107.1 mph). In terms of comparison, as far as the 
distance of non-stop flights was concerned, their result ranked second
only to that of Russell Boardman 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Russell_Boardman&action=edit&redlink=1>
and John Polando 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=John_Polando&action=edit&redlink=1>, 
and ranked fourth in terms of duration of flight at the time. Although 
Darius and Girenas did not have navigational 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navigational>equipment and flew under 
unfavorable weather <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weather> conditions, the 
flight was one of the most precise in aviation history.
It equaled, and in some aspects surpassed,Charles Lindbergh 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Lindbergh>'s classic 
flight./Lituanica/also carried the first Transtlanticair mail 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_mail> consignment in history.

More information about pilots and flight you can find here
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lituanica
http://lt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lituanica

LRMD issued special pennant to those operators and SWL's who fulfil the 
following conditions:
EU stations 10 different special event LY80 and 10 different special 
event SN80 stations (also HF80LOT,3Z80LOT) stations.
Total 20 QSO's with different special events stations.
DX stations 6 different special event LY80 and 10 different special 
event SN80 stations (also HF80LOT,3Z80LOT) stations.
Total 12 QSO's with different special events stations.
Application deadline: 31.12.2013
Please send a certified list of contacts (without your QSL's) and the 
fee to the LRMD Award Manager.
Please give your e-mail address in case we need to contact you. Fee: EUR 
10.00 or equivalent in USD, or IRC's.
Payment also possible via paypal.
LRMD Award Manager: P.O. Box 1000, LT-01014 Vilnius-1, Lithuania
E-mail: diplomai(at)lrmd.lt or ly4q(at)qrz.lt

Some additional information about special events stations you can find 
at www.lrmd.lt
Special event stations will operate from July 1,2013 till July 31, 2013
LY80DG (via LY1RMD)
LY80B (via LY3Q)
LY80E (via LY3NX)
LY80G (via LY2GV)
LY80H (via LY1H)
LY80K (via LY1K)
LY80L (via LY5A)
LY80M (via LY2MM)
LY80N (via LY2KM)
LY80Q (via LY4Q)
LY80S (via LY4TB)
LY80T (via LY2QT)
LY80U (via LY5O)
LY80X (via LY3X)
LY80Y (via LY3BY)
LY80Z (via LY8O)

HF80LOT
3Z80LOT
SN80LOT
SN80AAG
SN80FMW
SN80JJY
SN80KTR
SN80MNG
SN80MNK
SN80PRK
SN80SNU
SN80PRK
SN80SNU
SN80TAW
SN80WWS

Information about Polish hams activities to mark this event
https://sites.google.com/site/sp1pmy/home/zlot-pszczelnik-2013

 

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