Aviation Memorial Chapel

Chapelle Mémorial de l'Aviation. Source : tourisme64.com

This chapel was built in 1927 to render homage to the pioneers of aviation who have died between 1912 and the present day.

This chapel, now fully restored, was erected in 1927. It is unique in the annals of aviation. It renders homage to the pioneers of aviation who have died between 1912 and the present day.


 

In 1908, the village of Lescar hosted the first flying school ran by the Wright Brothers. It was there on 9 January 1909 that they succeeded the first 7 minutes flights, then 4 minutes. This was also the school that trained the first three French pilots: Paul Tissandier, Count de Lambert and Captain Lucas Girardville.

The 100 acres of the Pont-Long airstrip prefigured the current school of airborne troops (ETAP). The site is maintained by the Aviation Memorial Chapel Friendly Society and the Guynemer Hangar.

 

Aviation Memorial Chapel

Route d'Uzein 64230 Lescar

Tel: +33 (0)5 59 77 83 32


 

Open Thursday 10.00 am to 12.00 pm and 2-6 pm


Visits by appointment

Admission: Free


 

Mobile: +33 (0)6 13 69 21 67

Website:
www.aviation-memorial.com

 

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    Practical information

    Address

    Route d'Uzein 64230
    Lescar
    Tél : 05.59.77.83.32

    Prices

    Visits by appointment Admission: Free

    Weekly opening hours

    Open Thursday 10.00 am to 12.00 pm and 2-6 pm