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LATÉCOÈRE FOUNDATION

Perpetuating the memory and the works of the pioneers of aeronautics,

Latécoère Airlines and Aéropostale

“I have gone over all the calculations again,

they confirm the opinion of the experts:

Our project is unachievable.

The only thing we can do now is:

Achieve it!”

Pierre-Georges Latécoère

FOUNDATION
Find out about the Foundation, its objectives and its actions
PROJECTS
Discover the projects of the Foundation and its partners
 
AÉROPOSTALE
Learn more about the epic of the Latécoère and Aéropostale airlines
AIRCRAFT
Photos and information on the legendary record-breaking Latécoère aircraft
FAMILY
History of the life of Pierre-Georges Latécoère, his career and his descendants
 
THE FOUNDATION

Non-profit foundation of public utility, established in 2004

The Latécoère Foundation aims to maintain the memory of Pierre-Georges Latécoère's works, such as the Latécoère aeronautical industry or the Latécoère Airlines, which became Aéropostale and then eventually turned into Air France.


Legendary pilots have been recruited by Latécoère, including Jean Mermoz, Henri Guillaumet and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The Latécoère Foundation also strives to maintain the memory of these pioneers and of all those who participated in this epic.


The Latécoère Foundation has collected archives containing aircraft plans, models and correspondence of Pierre-Georges Latécoère to ensure their preservation and to make them available to as many people as possible. Historians work alongside the Foundation and regularly publish books on the history of Aéropostale and its pioneers.


As was Pierre-Georges Latécoère's dream: air travel to connect people. The aeronautical adventure started by Pierre-Georges Latécoère is above all a magnificent human adventure, which the Latécoère Foundation wishes to make known to the world.

AIMS

Promote actions supporting the memory and the work of aeronautics and its pioneers

Encourage educational, university or aeronautical institutions wishing to take the name of Latécoère

Perpetuate the spirit of enterprise, courage and self-improvement of the pioneers of the Latécoère Airlines and Aéropostale, such as Jean Mermoz, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and Henri Guillaumet

Promote cultural exchange between our country and the historical stages of the various countries crossed by the Latécoère Airlines

Award of a "Pierre-Georges Latécoère" prize in the context of events related to aviation and the Foundation's purpose

Organisation of and participation in exhibitions on the world of aeronautics and airmail

Maintain and classify the archives of the Latécoère family

Commission paintings, drawings and sculptures about the Latécoère aeronautical industry and Aéropostale

Promote the establishment of cultural and training centres on the stages of the Latécoère Airlines

Organise meetings to help communication between people: ski cups, conferences, aeronautical exhibitions, sale of handicrafts for the benefit of humanitarian associations

Support various humanitarian rallies and air raids

ACTIONS

PROJECTS
 
MUSEUMS

L'Envol des Pionniers

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Museum located on the historic site of the Latécoère factories in Montaudran (Toulouse, France) telling the story of the Latécoère Airline and Aéropostale, and its many pioneers.

Hydraviation Museum

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Located on the mythical site of the former Latécoère base in Biscarrosse (France), the Musée de l'Hydraviation traces the history of the seaplane.

RECONSTRUCTION OF LATECOERE PLANES

1:1 Flying Latécoère 28

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Reconstruction of a flying Latécoère 28, an emblematic aircraft of l'Aéropostale, by the Cercle des Machines Volantes (Compiègne, France).

1:1 Latécoère 28

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Construction of a non-flying full-scale replica of the legendary Latécoère 28 (Toulouse, France).

HISTORICAL AIR RAIDS

Raid Latécoère-Aéropostale

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Commemoration of the airlines linking Europe, Africa and South America. created by Pierre-Georges Latécoère in 1918. Supporting cultural and solidarity projects in the countries crossed by the Aéropostale pioneers.

Les Ailes de Yoan

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Participation in the Raid Latécoère-Aéropostale 2022 by a crew of Yoan's friends, to honour his memory and realise his dream.

AWARDING OF PRIZES

"Latécoère Explorer" Prize

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The "Latécoère Explorer" prize is awarded by a committee of 8 explorers, including Bertrand PICCARD and led by Laurence de LA FERRIERE.

“Pierre-Georges Latécoère” Prize

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The annual "Pierre-Georges Latécoère" prize is awarded by the Foundation Board to an aviation-related project that reflects the values of the Foundation.

 

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