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2011 research campaign forecast

The sub-marine search for the engine will be located near the "Grappins" heights, As of today, we are still awaiting funds from different administrations, but we contacted the IFREMER who proposed a cooperation during their own campaign "Extraplac", next...

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L'Oiseau Blanc: March update

Recent official contacts I had a meeting in December at L'Elysee, with the President's counselors who are following our research. In January, Mr Jacques Gérault, cabinet director of our Defence Ministry came to our conference at the Aero-Club de France,...

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Erik Lindbergh writes to Bernard Decre!

We publish here an e-mail which Erik LIndbergh wrote to Bernard Decre a few weeks ago. "Dear Bernard, I congratulate you on your excellent research! While I hesitate to speak for the rest of my family or the Lindbergh Foundation – it is safe to say that...

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Log Book: May 28th. Where is the Ravenel?

Log Book: May 28th. Where is the Ravenel?

A fine day today: bright sun, cool air and light 15kts winds from N-W, allowing us to start working on the Ravenel search for the first time. This poor fishing boat and her 15 sailors have disappeared on Jan 26th 1962, near Terre Neuve, 18 km only from...

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Log Book: May 26th

Log Book: May 26th

Saint Pierre, May 26th, very late at night One day ahead of our planning, we have started the research this morning! The divers were super motivated, logistics OK, and the weather rather acceptable, although we had snow the night before. Water surface...

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Logbook: May 24th, 2009.

Logbook: May 24th, 2009.

The weather is still very rough: yesterday, 30 kts winds formed very hoarse seas. The regular boat from Terre Neuve had to stop her engines three times and got quite late in Saint Pierre. We had a shaky reconnaissance flight in a little twin engine aircraft,...

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Log book: May 22nd.

Saint Pierre, May 22nd 2009 The orthodromic route followed by modern aeroplanes is exactly the one followed by the Oiseau Blanc, with a South-East heading in the end to avoid the low pressure zone located North East of Terre Neuve, during the night of...

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The movie

B. Decré has asked Louis Pascal Couvelaire, renowned filmmaker, who was always fascinated by history, to make a 52 minutes documentary film about Charles Nungesser and mysteries surrounding his death, co-produced by Films Actarus (Lerouge Ophelia) and...

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