A GLOBAL EXPLOIT 6/6 – MICHELIN GRAND PRIX OF AVIATION SERIES
Posted on 29 December 2021
A look back at the Michelin Grand Prix of Aviation 6/6
A Global Exploit
Let’s look back at the Michelin Grand Prix of Aviation, created by the Michelin Brother 110 years ago. You will learn about the entire story in this series.
What is the Michelin Grand Prix of aviation ?
The Michelin Aviation Award is a prize of 100,000 francs awarded to the first aviator to fly from Paris to the top of the Puy de Dôme, circling Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral in less than 6 hours in an aircraft with two occupants.
110 years anniversary
Though the Grand Prix was created in 1908, the first race was not until 1911, when Eugene Renaux and his passenger Albert Senouque won the prize by making the flight in 5h10.
This week’s episode
In this final episode, you will learn about the exploit of the winners, and the press coverage concerning their success.