Route aéropostale 2007

Illustrations of the period

The “Ligne” seen through painting by Philippe Mischke

Discover illustrations of a historic event before this issue further

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Latécoère facilities in Montaudran. France, 1918.

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Arrival on December 25, 1918 of Mr. Latécoère and the Cornemont pilot at the ¨Volateria” airfield in Barcelona to establish the air route.

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Arrivial in Alicante of P.G. Latécoère, Dombray and Beppo Massimi. They were with their landing, the precursors of where is now the airport of Alicante and also that of Malaga in 1920.

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In 1923 already flying over Morocco and bases as Cap Jubiy Villa Cisneros, usual places flied over by the "Ligne".

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In 1925, routes and mail were frequent. In this illustration it can be noticed the legendary pilot J. Mermoz facing one of most emblematic hotels of St. Louis of Senegal, Hotel La Poste.

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In 1925 began the air mail missions in South America. Mail Bags were transported between continents.

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Landing in one of the beaches of Santos. Brazil 1925.

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Arrival of the Latécoère expedition composed by Admiral Gag Coutinho, Jose Roig, and the pilot Vachet to Rio de Janeiro in 1925.

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Delivery of the first Mail bag between Rio and Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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A meeting in one of the scales between pilots J. Mermoz and Guilloret in South America in 1928.

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Late 28 aircraft in distress in the Andes Mountains en route to Santiago de Chile.

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Antoine de Saint Exupéry in Cap retirement, writing his first book.