Adriaan Mulder
Adriaan Mulder, 1st Netherland License - 1911
Collection of Jean-Pierre Lauwers

From Jean-Pierre Lauwers, 4-16-02

     The NVVvL, (N. V. Vliegvereniging voor Luchtvaart), was responsable for granting Pilots licenses for Holland...The NVVvL named instructor Archer from the ENV as sportscommissioner. The aviation club ENV (Eerste Nederlandse Vliegvereniging - First Dutch Aviation Organisation), had existed since 29 December 1909 It had been founded by a Doctor P.J. Bossers and some rich industrialists.
     The first aviators to be instructed by Mr. Archer were : Adriaan Mulder, Henri Bakker and Joseph Maurer, a German (!) who however in Holland had taken the name Jan van Bussel! They were allowed to go for their pilots license flying tests on February 15th.
     Adriaan Mulder was the first to be granted license n°1 for The Netherlands. Henri Bakker was granted n°2 and Jan van Bussel, (Joseph Maurer), n°3! They all used the Blériot XI which belonged to the ENV.
Louis Bleriot
Bleriot Model XI, 1912
Early Bird Walter E. Lees
Photo from Walter Lees Collection

Adriaan Mulder
New South Wales, Australia - 2005
Photo taken from my glider looking onto Newcastle Beach and my place of work, the Quality Hotel, Noahs On The Beach, in the centre of the photo
Collection of Adriaan Mulder, 8-12-05

via email from Adriaan Mulder, August 11, 2005
     Did a search for my name on google (Adriaan Mulder) and the link to this page came up.
     Now I suppose there are quite a few persons by that name in Holland. I was born there and migrated to Australia at the age of twenty two. My main reason for migrating to Aus was to follow my passion for flight. I had obtained my first flying license in Hang Gliding there two years before. Maybe you can imagine my surprise in finding that the first licensed pilot in my country of birth was a name sake. Thank you for that info.
     I am now 48 and I still fly my hang glider. I'll now be able to tell my wife that I was fated to fly!!!
Best regards
Adriaan Mulder, 8-12-05

Adriaan Mulder
Adriaan Mulder - 2005
Landed on Dudley beach ± 6 Km south from previous photo.
Collection of Adriaan Mulder, 8-12-05


Using the Google search engine on "Adriaan Mulder", (8-30-05), I didn't find any relevant links.

I have no information as to his dates of birth or death.

Editor's Note:
If you have any more information on him or his career,
please contact me.
E-mail to Ralph Cooper

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