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  Sra Pathum Airfield

 

Thailand

At the onset of aviation in Thailand, in the beginning of the 20th century, the Royal Bangkok Sports Club's grass field was used as a makeshift airfield.

 

It was the first time used for a flying demonstration on 31 January 1911 by the Belgian pilot Charles Van den Born (fig.), who with a flight in his airplane the Farman (fig.) introduced aviation to the Kingdom. The airfield was known as Sanam Bin Sra Pathum.

 

  Sra Pathum Airfield