Paru le 18/02/2015 | Broché 181 pages
photographs Alain Baschenis
The Toulouse-Blagnac conurbation saw the birth of aviation and quickly became Europe's most important aeronautical hub. From its genesis with Clément Ader, to computer-aided design, from wood and canvas workshops to immense modem factories, from airliners, business jets and combat fighters, this comprehensive guide paints a picture of the conquest of the skies. Full of old and unseen documents, this handbook provides Aeroscopia visitors with all the technical details of the models and exhibits from the Breguet to the A380... an immersion in the epic adventure of the great aircraft manufacturers. This is the essential guide to understanding a century of aviation here in Toulouse !
The journalist and writer Philippe Ollivier has worked for the regional daily press and published many works with Éditions Privat, including « Pyrénées, grands sites » (2012) and « Patrimoines, l'histoire en mouvement » (2013).
Fabien Péris is responsible for collections and cultural diffusion at Aeroscopia.
Independant photographer Alain Baschenis specialises in reporting heritage activities in the largest sense : landscapes, architecture, people and know-how. With Éditions Privat he has published, amongst other works, « Hautes-Pyrénées » (2014) and « Aubrac, les Hautes-Terres » (2014).