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Big day for our small team who was priviledged to attend the official ceremony for the half-century of the French Securite Civile.
Saturday June, 1st at Marignane, official medal pinings to the meritious fire fighters with an appron where the SC aircraft were lined up for visits and photographs : Tracker (07), Beech 200 (Bengale 97), Dash-8 (Milan 73), Beech 350i (private), specially decorated CL-415 (Pélican 32), INAER CL-215 (EC-HEU c/n 1038), Duxford's Canso Catalina and EC145 Dragon 30.
The next day, big airshow at Aix-les-Milles attended by over 12,000 visitors who could enjoys displays by the local fire and rescue departments : fire trucks and engines and aircraft demonstrating their capabilities. Among the airshow participants were parachutists, the Montélimar fighter museum OV-10B Bronco, the Avignon AD-4N, the Blois AT-6D , the CM-175 No38 from Ailes de l'Aéro, Duxford's Canso Catalina, INAER's CL-215 EC-HEU, Eurocopter's EC175 prototype, the locally licence-buit Guimbal helicopter and of course, the stars of the day.
They were represented by Trackers 07, 11, 22 and 23, Pélicans 34, 38, 37, 45 and 32 (static dispay), Dash-8 Milan 74 and EC145 Dragon 30, all displaying their capabilities to an enthusiast crowd.
The highlight of the day were the flyby by the three generation amphibians (CL-415, CL-215 and Canso) then the 50-year historic flight composed of Dash-8 No 74, Pélicans 45, 34 and 37, Beech 200 Bengale 98 and Trackers 11 and 22.
That fine day allowed us to meet, face to face at last, some of our valued contributors who were a great assistance in the completion of our Canadair Book. Thank you guys, and to those who paid us a visit to have their book signed by both authors.
Pictures can be viewed in the Photo Gallery section of our site.
You cannot be really surprized that we have to postpone the release of our packet-boat book to next year. It looks like everything around us is idle and this impacts our cashflow but not only as we are also suffering from the compulsory delay like any other enterprise (we are not in the construction business but, well...). WE are not idling as our writer is writing, our designer is designing and our researcher is searching (and finding !).
Not mentionning our next projet also starting to move forward but we'll come back to that later.
In the meantime, we do hope to meet you at Aix near Marseilles at the Securité Civile airshow celebrating 50 years of operations. We will be signing our book there
Both authors will attend the meeting at Aix les Milles celebrating the half century of the French Securité Civile air base.
We hope to see you there as we will present and sign our book during the exceptionnal day.
See you there
We are progressing in our work, even if our author has suffered from a little health complication (bad time of the year!). Our documentary collection is also making significant progress and we trust you will appreciate these ducuments never published before. Publication date may be postponed until 2014 as the current economic situation is not helping us to make sufficent provisions. We remain positive and we will inform you as best as possible.
Thank you for your support, do not hesitate to contact us, either by email or on our website.
We had the honor of being invited at the Toulouse Stars and Wings book festival last November, a fine opportunity to meet some of France's most prestigious aviation authors, and hoppefully many of our readers.
We were however disapointed by the small number of visitors entering a poorly laid-out buiding. The authors were located in a side room and it seems that many visitors simply walked by, not noticing us through the small doors.
The organization of our stay was good anyway and we want to thank here the staffs who took good care of us during this week-end.
We are now waiting the next event to get the opportunity to meet more of our readers, we'll keep you updated on our website and on Facebook.
Our progress is slow but sure.
Slow because there are many organizations and individuals we need to meet to explain our project and convince them to contribute, in a way or another. Sure since each meeting allows us to narrow our research and contributes to open new doors.
However, we cannot help but notice that some of the organizations we met do not seem to be eager to share their collections, sometimes for some very unclear reasons... We indeed have a hard time understanding the imperious need to keep a lid on collections benefiting to no one, except maybe a little group of priviledged individuals, who happen to all know each other. And the funniest part is they seem to believe nothing is possible without them... We surely hope to prove them wrong !
So our collection is proceeding with mixed results but we should be able to offer a captivating book full of never published before documents.
To be followed soon !
Now that our Canadair book is starting its own life, we are now focussing on a new project. We have found our author, Max Rémy, who has already signed a couple of reference books on cruise ships and we are honored to have him on board. He has started his writing and we are quite advanced in our documentary collection for a book that will follow the same format than our previous productions... even if the number of pages remains to be decided.
Follow here our progress, this adventure will also be featured in our Facebook page.
Now we're through !! All subscribers should have their book in hands before the end of this week and a handfull of Parisian shops have received some copies so the book can be flipped through before purchase. We have also opened a "Comments" page on our website, you may leave anything as long as it is honest.
Some contributors remain to be satisfied but they are surely not forgotten. Now we can proceed with our next projects !!
A last thank you to those of you who allowed us to complete this project and our sincere apology for the last minute mishaps.