50 years after its first flight, the Airbus A 300 was honored at the Aéroscopia in Blagnac on Friday 28 October. The public was able to retrace the journey of this revolutionary aircraft with numerous animations.
On October 28, 1972, the Airbus A300 made its first flight (our Friday edition) and thus launched the successful Airbus saga. On the occasion of these 50 years, the Aeroscopia of Blagnac dedicated a special day to it with, in particular, the presence of former Airbus employees who worked on the program. Throughout this special day, the public was able to enjoy entertainment around this plane that had come to revolutionize aeronautics.
Under the sign of sharing, a round table moderated by Gérard Maoui, author specializing in communication for aeronautics and space, allowed the public to discuss with former employees of the program. On the theme of the “Past, Present and Future of the A300”, they were able to bring to life the key moments of an aircraft still in service. After 30 years with Airbus, Philippe Jarry, former Director of Airbus Aircraft Strategy continues to be proud and passionate. “This plane was revolutionary at a time when the Americans were leaders in the field. For them, it was inconceivable for a jumbo jet to be a twin-engine aircraft, but 50 years later this plane is still flying, and especially in the United States. It is magic”.
At the same time, various animations made it possible to retrace the history of the A300, from its conception to its first flight. The speakers were given a fresco painted live by an artist from the Cisart-L’Aérochrome de Blagnac association.
Entertainment for the holidays
During these school holidays, Aeroscopia continues to offer activities throughout the week. On Monday October 31 and Wednesday November 2, storyteller Céline Molinari introduces young aviators aged 3 to 5 to the fascinating world of airplanes in a fun way. On Saturday November 5, the Aéro’brique workshop offers children from 6 years old the opportunity to participate in the creation of an ephemeral mini-airport.
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