Georg von Tschudi
(1862 - 1928)

Georg von Tschudi
Georg von Tschudi (source: Bundesarchiv, picture 102-03387, photographer: Georg Pahl)
 

Georg von Tschudi (1862–1928) was a pioneering German aviator who also did a great deal to promote German air travel. His greatest achievement was managing Germany’s first International Aviation Exhibition (ILA) in Frankfurt. Opened in 1908, the exhibition was the world’s largest air show at the time. In 1910, Tschudi became Manager of the airfield in Berlin-Johannisthal, where almost all the major aircraft manufacturers were based. During the First World War, he commanded the Reserve Flying Unit. Tschudi published a book about his life shortly before he died.