Exhibition at the Safran Museum: the Moreau brothers, pioneers of aviation
The Safran Aerospace Museum in Villaroche (Seine-et-Marne, Paris region) will be organizing an exhibition about the Moreau brothers from March 16 to April 30, 2016.
The Moreau brothers (Albert and André) were two pioneering figures in French aviation history. Born during the second half of the 19th century, these two bothers - from a modest background - helped move aviation forwards thanks to their audacity and tenacity.
Having spent a long time studying how birds fly, Albert Moreau and his brother André worked on applying this principle to a flying machine. In 1911, thanks to hard work and ingenuity, the two brothers managed to develop the first pendulum-system aircraft: the "Autostable". This system gives the aircraft lateral and longitudinal stability and is in some ways the ancestor of the automatic-pilot system.
The exhibition at the Safran Museum combines a wide range of photographs and anecdotes*: You will also be able to admire a scale model of the Autostable.
You can visit the exhibition free of charge every Wednesday from 9am to 5pm, and on the last Saturday of themonth from 2pm to 5pm between March 16 and April 30.
* The exhibition was prepared and produced by the S.H.A.G.E (French Society for History, Art, Genealogy and Exchanges)