A LOOK BACK AT THE MICHELIN GRAND PRIX OF AVIATION 1/6 – MICHELIN GRAND PRIX OF AVIATION SERIES
Posted on 25 November 2021
A look back at the Michelin Grand Prix of Aviation 1/6
The Michelin Brothers, pioneers of aviation
Let’s look back at the Michelin Grand Prix of Aviation, created by the Michelin Brothers. It’s been 110 years since this award was win by two passionate. 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
The Grand Prix was created in 1908. In 1911, Eugène Renaux and his passenger Albert Senouque won the prize by making the flight in 5h10.
This week’s episode
In this first episode, you will learn about the Michelin Brothers, two aeronautic lovers.