A short history
Pierre Georges Latécoère (1883-1943) was one of the first manufacturers of aircraft and seaplanes, including the Laté 28, an airplane piloted by Jean Mermoz that achieved the first commercial crossing of the South Atlantic. This feat was one of the precursors to the creation of the first transcontinental mail lines that took the name of Aeropostale in 1927.
An outstanding program :
•From July 24th to August 16th, an exhibition on one of the greatest achievements of the Latécoère Lines, Aeropostale, will be presented in Room Jean Despas, place des Lices.
•The annual August 15th celebration, sponsored each year by Saint-Tropez, will include «Les Ailes de Saint-Tropez » and renowned aircraft such as the Catalina seaplane, the Spitfire and Sea Fury, Wprld War II fighter planes, and many more.
• An aerobatic show featuring the world champion Catherine Maunoury flying her Extra 300 and a flyover of a French Air Force Alpha Jet.
•Finally the Patrouille de France, the acclaimed precision aerobatic team of the French Air Force, will perform an aerial show flying its Alpha Jets.
Bell & Ross is proud to participate in this exceptional event that highlights a pioneer of aviation and allows the public to view important archival documents and legendary airplanes from the turn of the 20th century… A world that has been a source of inspiration to Bell & Ross since its inception.