" Ce sont les échecs bien supportés qui donnent le droit de réussir."
There are nex stories to tell. The Seaplane Museum offers you to discover a new one every year !
DISCOVER from May 18, 2019
Since Icare's myth, the landsman tried to fly like birds. Humans will gradually understand air, this will be the aviation history. Today, firefighters intervene to protect forest and rescue people.
A determined fight against one of the most destructive element : FIRE !
This exhibition pays tribute to courage of firefighter's team and a collaboration task with the Civil Security combatting against wind and fire to save the ecological Mediterranean and our local heritage.
Theirs planes became mythical and is an integral part of our culture : The Water bombers.
Nowadays, Canadair indicates any Water bombers... Doesn't it ?
1/ Educational and fun activities in order to understand different stages of intervention against forest fire and canadair operation.
2/ Numerical games and video adapted for children are going to illustrate how a water bomber fights fire.
3/ An educational file about Water bombers will be available for teachers (10-11 years old) wishing ti visit Museum with a school class.
It's the great innovation of the Museum tour located on the old Latécoère base : the exhibition of a legendary seaplane restored in accordance with professional standards ! this American amphibian seaplane, emblem of the search and sea rescue has been restored by trainees but also experts in the field of aeronautical industry in the Museum and ENAC (National School of Civil Aviation) at the heart of the Biscarrosse aerodrome. return on 2 years of an ambitious program.
Exhibition devoted to the Grumman's epic saga and to the big American manufacturer of on-board planes or sailors, Leroy.R. Grumman. When the Grumman Albatross makes its first flight in October 1947, it only appears as one more stage in the line of the others seaplanes. However, this amphibious and large machine, emblem of the search and sea rescue, will fly under the colors of 22 countries.
For fiftyyears, the plane's cockpits have evolved a lot : control panels covered with piloting instruments with hands have gradually made way for refined instrument panels with multifunction color screens : The Glass Cockpits. Thus, pilots can access more rapidly to their informations such as the speed, the altitude, the vertical speed and the performances of the engine.
In 1930, the seaplane couldn't leave Toulouse otherwise that by the road. Real saga at the time, the crafts were transported in spare parts on trailers pulled by lorries. History repeats itself today and convoys are still crossing the Gers from West to East, from the Ocean to Toulouse loaded with parts of the Airbus A380, the biggest plane in the world.
The story of aviation and seaplane aviation during the inter-war period in the department of Landes : establishment of aeronautical bases, commitments of passionated industrials, exploits of new heroes and heroines thrilling the public. A panorama who pays tribute to every one who participated to this aviation's hatching and to every one who contribute, nowadays, to make the Country of Landes, an "Aeronautical land".
Between art and advertisement, the most important poster designers will give during more than 70 years their letters patent to the aerial transport industry. This collection of works will last from 1919 to 1988 with more than 1400 posters signed by Air France. This love history with the art of advertising poster will start again in 1999 because Air france will launch its campaign : Make the sky, the most beautiful place in the world".
The Seaplane Museum of Biscarrosse introduces its temporary annual exhibition commemorating the centenary of the invention of the hull seaplane. An dremed opportunity to pay tribute to the inventor of the hull seaplane unfortunately not very known to the public.
In the history of Canadian aviation, the bush flying is an original phenomenon. Unlike the majority of countries where the areal infrastructure preceded the arrival of equipment and mens, in Canada it's the needs in communication with the rest of the world, the exploration of hinterland and the discovery of natural resources that brought this new means of transport into the world.
The Seaplane Museum introduces an exhibition about the seaplane's Centenary. On 28 March 1910, the inhabitant of Marseilles, Henri Fabre with his "Duck", flies away from Berre's pond. Under some of his friends' look and especially a bailiff, Henri Fabre takes off and land on water the first seaplane in the world.
For the first time, the Seaplane Museum shows the public its textile collection parts and introduces an exhibition who permits the crossing of different Aviation moments. The uniform, mix of strictness, charm and efficiency goes across Aviation moments.
The sculptor's exhibition : "Odyssée mécanique" by Jacques Vilette. Mechanical pieces become real works of art. In this spirit, we introduce his amazing sculptures "Géomania", "Phoebe", "Festival de cames", " l'Arbre Génialogique".
The Seaplane Museum introduces a photographic exhibition, Rémy Michelin's shots presented in his 2 works "De plume et de fer". When he was observing the birds'flights, the photograph tried to compare the flight of his planes. He managed to juxtapose the modern technique and the nature's wonders.