The Italian kit maker has just released a 1/72nd CL-415 and there you think "My, a new kit of my favourite plane!".
No Sir, that's only a reboxing of the old Heller kit... but let's not be shy. The kit is noce and you can find here the best info for your buid. You could even design the interior of the plane thank to our book. Go ahead, make it, just order here the best graphic study you need for the job.
You may know that the French are really fond of comic book and there are currently lots of series featuring aviation. On Saturday 9 Novembre 2013, there will be a small show at Evreux AB No 105 where a small selection of authors will present and sign their books. We will attend this event as this author has signed two books on the A-4 and A-1 after releasing the Canadair book. Both our titles will also be available for purchase at the makeshift bookshop onsite.
The authors in attendance will be Stefan Agosto, Stéphane Carpentier, Damien Andrieu, Matthieu Durand, André Le Bras, Marcel Uderzo, Michel Lourenço and Samuel Prétat.
More info here (in French) : http://www.bdlib.fr/
See you soon
The Cal Fire newsletter has kindly inserted an advert of our book, a big thank you to them as this little publication is a real gem and takes you in the heart of the Califormian fire fighting operations.
Both authors will be signing their Canadair book on Saturday July, 6th at Cultura Barentin, near Rouen. If you are nearby for your holidays, come and have a chat with us to share our common interest in planes !
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.
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 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.