Aeropostal Route 2007

Introduction

Over the past hundred years, a number of events have marked and changed the trajectory of our lives, of our way of traveling and of knowing the world.

The power to fly broke any mold of the era and paid tribute to the long-awaited desire that since the legend of Icarus through Leonardo da Vinci had not been achieved. Thanks to the concern and perseverance of those people at the beginning of the twentieth century, the dream project reached its reality.

Since then, the frantic struggle to demonstrate the giant step of development and even national prestige prompted governments and entrepreneurs to be the first to take risky and unusual initiatives. The world was immersed in a constant change of new discoveries and achievements, and among them, the aviation industry became the most prominent adventure.

At the forefront of this revolution, was the U.S., developing first aircraft designs and leading the air conquest. Some European countries didn’t want to be outdone, Great Britain, France, Germany and Spain began to stand out and show some interest by those "Flying wrecks" producing some initial designs and developing an aviation industry that would last and develop from then until our current days.

After World War I, where the spirit of adventure became warlike spirit and the planes left the sports challenges to deal with war, there was a need to bring the distant colonies closer and unite major cities with each other. Thus, in the early 30’s and led by private initiatives the era of commercial aviation was born, and along with it, their first routes.

For all this above, the aim to evoke and commemorate the essence of those times, has driven us to reconstruct the first route of communication between continents the "Latécoère Line", also known as "Aeropostal Route" that linked the mail between Europe, Africa in an unprecedented time.

Remembering the aeronautical splendor and making the history of aviation known by promoting new cultural projects is the best tribute to celebrate our legacy. The reconstruction of a flight of these characteristics observed from the current perspective of the XXI Century, can provide an important value between a before and an after. Flying as in the 30’s, emulating flights over cities that have had an important role in the history of aviation or simply remembering such important events, is undoubtedly bringing the past to the present.