La Rochelle: 90 Years of Flying Club History in One Book

Jean-Marie Terrasson has been flying from Laleu, France since 1975.

La Rochelle: 90 Years of Flying Club History in One Book

Jean-Marie Terrasson has been flying from Laleu, France since 1975. The retired builder turned pilot, who is passionate about aviation, has been digging through the archives of his flying club. He first created a weekly soap opera in which he shares stories about the history of his flying club with members. Then he decided to compile the archives and share them with a larger audience.

Jean-Marie Terrasson spent over a year designing the book. His goal is to make archives more accessible and easier to read. The book is 90 years worth of history for the aero-club, which was at first called "Aero-club de la Charente-Inferieure", then "Aero-club de La Rochelle Charente-Maritime". You have the opportunity to learn about La Rochelle's aeronautical culture.

The club's epics are recounted chronologically by this 2,400-hour pilot. A beautiful anecdote from the Second World War is included. Germans had arrived to retrieve the planes from the aerodrome, but they found that the aircraft had been destroyed by French airmen. They were unable to use them. The flying club has the book.

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