Kārlis Irbītis

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Kārlis Irbītis
File:Kārlis Irbītis.jpg
Born (1904-10-14)October 14, 1904
Lāde Parish, Russian Empire (Now  Latvia)
Died October 13, 1997(1997-10-13) (aged 92)
Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada
Nationality Latvian
Occupation Airplane designer
Known for VEF I-16
Awards Bronze medal from the Latvian Aeroclub (1938)
McCurdy Award for the VSTOL CL-84 project (1970)

Kārlis Irbītis (October 14, 1904, Lāde parish, Governorate of Livonia – October 13, 1997, Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada) was a Latvian aeroplane designer.

His greatest successes, for the VEF Factory, were the sports plane VEF I-12 (1935) and the monoplane VEF I-16 (1939), used as a fighter. After World War II, when he had emigrated to Canada, he was the designer of the experimental Canadian vertical landing and take-off aeroplane, the CL-84 (1950).

Aircraft Designed by Kārlis Irbītis

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