Alexander de Petrowsky (1885 - 1965) Russie-Belgique

Pilote biplan Sommer n68 la 2me semaine aronautique de Champagne

Born in St. Petersburg on 21st December 1885 AlexanderSacha" Petrovsky. finished his engineering studies in St.Petersburg. In 1905 he went to Brussels and obtained Belgian flying pilote license n 11. Alexander married a Belgian girl named Jeanne Eugnie Iserbyt on 16/6/09 and at the outbreak of WW1 Petrovsky joined the Aviation Militaire Belge. He stayed until 15 September 1916 at the Pilot School at Etampes but then transferred to the newly formed 5th Fighter Squadron. On 22 July 1918 Alexander was discharged on his own request and moved to Jersey where he worked as a tennis coach and wrote a book on tennis. He died on 26 September 1965 and is buried in St. Saviour on Jersey Island.

PETROWSKY obtient le Brevet n124 ACF sur biplan Sommer.