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  • "Spectre": a highflying James Bond

    The producers of the 24th Bond adventure, "Spectre", have not skimped on resources, particularly for its main action scenes in the air. Let’s check it out.
     

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  • Mission Impossible 5: behind the A400M stunt scenes

    Tom Cruise clinging to the door of an A400M taking off - this stunt will be a mindblower in cinema. A few days before its release for distribution, come and see behind the cameras of this spectacular scene. Read the article. Watch the video.
     

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  • The ‘‘Candy Bomber’’ displayed in Berlin

    We take you on a short guided tour of Berlin’s German Museum of Technology, where you can see a Condor, Messerschmidt, Junkers 52, and the "Candy Bomber" amongst some of the many other aircraft on display.
     

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  • Tom Cruise on an A400M: Mission Impossible?

    In the trailer for the 5th Mission Impossible film, entitled "Rogue Nation’’, Tom Cruise, is found clinging to the outer door of a A400M taking off, and then, very quickly, at 1,500 m. (5,000 feet) altitude – for real.
     

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  • Dorine Bourneton : "Above the clouds"

    It was on March 5th at Roissy airport, on the outskirts of Paris, amongst the comings and goings of commercial aircraft, that, exceptionally, the biggest airport in Europe welcomed a small single-engined ‘plane, and above all its pilot, Dorine Bourneton. On the day following International Women's Day, we wanted to introduce you to a lady that has fought to make professional piloting accessible to all.
     

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  • A "Spitfire" for 28,000 euros

    A full-size model of a Spitfire was parked for several weeks on the Champs-Elysees, in Paris. It was the star lot on 2nd., March during the sales organised by the aeronautical auction house Artcurial ; with a starting price of 12 000 euros, it was finally sold for 28,000 euros.
     

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  • Gustave Eiffel’s wind tunnel in Paris, still in use

    For over a hundred years the sixteenth arrondissement of Paris has been home to a piece of aviation history : Gustave Eiffel’s wind tunnel. In 1912 the 79 year-old engineer, noted for the construction of the famous tower, pursued his research into aerodynamics, and for which he built a wind tunnel to conduct his experiments.
     

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  • Antique aircraft parts for collectors

    In the heart of the Marais district of Paris, far from the airport, one can find a few rare aircraft parts. For thirty years behind her discreet shop window, Nathalie Bernard has offered enthusiasts the possibility of acquiring pieces of flying legends.
     

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  • Aeroscopia museum opens its doors

    On 14th January, the Aeroscopia museum welcomed its first visitors. In this 7,000 sq.m. (over 75,000 sq. ft.) hall located in Blagnac, near Toulouse (south western France), over 25 legendary aircraft, such as this 1935 German Messerschmitt are exhibited, including a Dassault Mirage III, or again one of the 1,300 Alouette light helicopters produced worldwide; just a few of the military exhibits on display, since the museum is not only dedicated to civil aircraft.
     

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  • Aeroscopia Museum opens to the public on 14th January

    On 14th January, the Aeroscopia museum located near Toulouse (south-west France) will open to the public. A total of 25 aircraft such as Concorde, the Caravelle, the A300B, the Super Guppy and the A400M will be on display. There are commercial, military and leisure aircraft in the collection, which the projected 120,000 visitors annually will be able to see and visit. Come with us on this brief tour...
     

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  • The Peninsula Paris resurrects "l’Oiseau Blanc"

    We are just a stone's throw from the Arc de Triomphe in the heart of Paris, facing the latest luxury hotels of the Hong Kong based group, The Peninsula, but what interests us particularly is in one of the hotel restaurants on the sixth floor. Having just arrived, we discover the unimaginable, the unthinkable, the extraordinary. An exact reproduction of "l’Oiseau Blanc" (the White Bird), perched at a height of over 50 metres (160 ft ), as if frozen in history.
     

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  • "Terror over the Vatican", the first thriller from Jean-Louis Baroux

    From 29th to 31st October, over 500 air transport professionals from 68 companies attended the sixth edition of APG World Connect at the Fairmont Hotel in Monaco. Meetings included an opportunity to discuss the distribution trends in this sector. It was also the occasion to meet Jean-Louis Baroux as a novelist. The founder of APG Network, the world's largest network of commercial services for air transport, has just published "Terror over the Vatican", his first thriller.
     

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  • René Fonck

    Every Saturday, over the next few weeks, we will be putting a three minute report, produced by our editorial team and entitled "Men and planes of the First World War" online. The First World War, which caused ten million victims over four years, led to the development of military aviation. Feel free to comment on these reports.
     

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  • Manfred von Richthofen

    Every Saturday, over the next few weeks, we will be putting a three minute report, produced by our editorial team and entitled "Men and planes of the First World War" online. The First World War, which caused ten million victims over four years, led to the development of military aviation. Feel free to comment on these reports.
     

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  • Billy Bishop, W.W.1 Canadian hero

    Every Saturday, over the next few weeks, we will be putting a three minute report, produced by our editorial team and entitled "Men and planes of the First World War" online. The First World War, which caused ten million victims over four years, led to the development of military aviation. Feel free to comment on these reports.
     

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  • Synchronized machine gun

    Every Saturday, over the next few weeks, we will be putting a three minute report, produced by our editorial team and entitled "Men and planes of the First World War" online. The First World War, which caused ten million victims over four years, led to the development of military aviation. Feel free to comment on these reports.
     

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  • Author of ''The Little Prince'', Saint-Exupéry's last flight

    70 years ago, on 31st., July 1944, Antoine Jean-Baptiste Marie Roger de Saint-Exupéry, better known by the nickname ''Saint-Ex.'' disappeared in flight, off the coast of Marseille. On this occasion we take a brief look at this history making French aristocrat, writer, poet, and pioneering aviator.
     

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  • Military aviation during the First World War

    Today, July 28th., marks the centenary of the beginning of the First World War. The occasion for us to focus on military aviation during the conflict. In 1914, its role was relatively vague, but after only a short time several specialities began to appear : reconnaissance, observation, combat and bombardment.
     

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  • The Caravelle celebrates its 59th birthday

    59 years after its maiden flight, the Caravelle has taken on its livery again, that of a former French airline. This aircraft, the last produced by Sud-Aviation, will soon join the Aeroscopia Museum scheduled to open in the second half of 2014. An occasion for us to take a brief look at its history.
     

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