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White bird

Non profit association researching the remains of the French aviators Charles Nungesser and Francois Coli, who crossed the Atlantic with their aircraft "L'Oiseau Blanc" (The White Bird), in May 1927, 15 days before Lindbergh
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L'Oiseau Blanc

L'Oiseau Blanc

All about the search for L'Oiseau Blanc, the white aeroplane flown over the Atlantic by French pilots Nungesser & Coli, 15 days before Lindbergh, in May 1927
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Articles : 26
Since : 06/05/2009

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Update, June 20th 2012

Update, June 20th 2012

We arrived in the French territory of Saint Pierre & Miquelon, South of Newfoundland, on June 10th and installed all our new material on our boat, the "Zephyr". We started with the search for the "Ravenel", a fishing boat disappered in 1962. We made a promise to Saint Pierre's people to look not only for l'Oiseau Blanc, but also for the Ravenel. We
Last day of work

Last day of work

After 14 days, the 2012 search for L'Oiseau Blanc is over. The aircraft is still undiscovered, under the waters. But to understand the complexity of this task, it may be necessary to remind you, dear reader, that the research zone is very wide, and that it requires a patient work, of searching the sea but also of checking the numerous testimonials,
The learnings of June 2012 campaign

The learnings of June 2012 campaign

We are leaving Saint Pierre with great faith in the future: we have made tremendous progress. First campaign in 2009: we had the help of the GPDA (French Navy) divers and a sonar. In 10 days of work, we have started to understand the field. If we had to give us a mark, it would be 5/20 for the terrain efficiency, and 10/20 for our work on the archi

Preparation of June 2012 campaign!

The success of an expedition is very much a matter of preparation! Bernard Decre , President of the association “A la Recherche de l’Oiseau Blanc” (The search for White Bird), Nun gesser & Coli aircraft, which ditched aft er having crossed the Atlantic 12 days before Lindbergh, is at this very moment working hard on the budget and technical m

L'Oiseau Blanc makes an official debut in Aviation History

This last Friday, February 2012, during the annual diner of the Aero-Club de France, Bernard Decré, President of the NGO " « A la Recherche de l’Oiseau Blanc », - The search for White Bird - has remitted officially the content of the research he conducted in the US government archives in Washington, to Jean-François Georges, President of the

Press conference at Aero-Club de France on April 12th

Bernard Decre and his team have the pleasure to announce that a Press Conference, giving all details of the next research campaign (scheduled June 10th to 30th) will take place at the Aero-Club de France, 6 rue Galilée, Paris 16, on Thursday April 12th, at 08:30 am.
Time to remember...

Time to remember...

This November 11th, the French President said we have to remember our heroes, dead for their country... Did he think of Charles Nungesser, the "Ace of Aces" and his navigator Francois Coli? We salute the commitment of Patrick Gandil, French Civil Aviation Authority Director, who supports the idea of the people of Saint Pierre to name their airport
A meeting with the French Minister of Culture!

A meeting with the French Minister of Culture!

Just before leaving Saint Pierre, we have found a document, published in the Parish bulletin in May-June 1927, which mentions that the noise of an aircraft engine might have been heard at Swift Current, "in the mountain", at 13 km West of Saint Pierre, near the Hermitage Bay. New evidence! We find new clues every day, and we were really happy that
Happy new year ahead!

Happy new year ahead!

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL! We would like to thank you all: our partners, our members, the Press, public and private administrations who have been helping us for the last 4 years. 2012 will be a very successful year: we are very proud to announce that the French Group SAFRAN, leader in Aerospace & Defense industry, has decided to bec

New organisation for communications:

Angele Decre, Art Director, is joining the team to manage this blog and the visual identity. Patricia Lamy, Arc En Ciel Communication, stays in charge of Press Relations. contacts : Angèle Decré : +33 ( 0)1 47 71 16 53 - +33 ( 0)6 07 55 45 81 - angele@atelier-graphique.net Patricia Lamy :+33 (0)1 69 07 40 80 – +33 (0)6 08 84 84 08 – pla@arcen