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A project in Chambéry, France by François-Gilles RICARD

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Follow the path of the most famous pilots, relive their romantic adventures and fly legendary airplanes around the world !
Backers: 664
Average Pledge Per Backer: €74

Funded: €49,216 of €20,000
Dates: Nov 29th -> Dec 20th (21 days)
Project By: François-Gilles RICARD
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Latest News

Air Postal Flight 001 has successfully and safely landed at destination !

December 20th - via:
This is it, we have reached our destination after a 3 week-long very exciting journey !  Ça y est, nous sommes arrivés à destination après un voyage de 3 semaines très excitant ! 49 269 € collected and 665 backers ! A very big THANK YOU to... (Read More)

A dazzling finish! One "Last Call" Stretch Goal unlocked!

December 20th - via:
Congratulations to all, only a few hours left before the end and everything is still possible! New "Last Call" Stretch Goals unlocked! You have privileged the game-play to the game material and you are right! No doubt that these new cards will give... (Read More)

45k reached & passed, and still climbing ! All Stretch Goals Unlocked ... and one final vote for a last minute Xmas present!!

December 20th - via:
Thanks to all of you, we have been rushing through the last levels this morning, and we're delighted to announce that the following remaining Stretch Goals are all unlocked :  Wop May : A famous Canadian ace of WW1, known in particular for being the... (Read More)

42.5k & 43k reached (by far) & new Stretch Goals Unlocked !! Both Savoia Marchetti S-64 & Tupolev ANT-25 are cleared for landing !

December 20th - via:
Many of you joined the campaign this morning and that's great! To celebrate reaching level 43k, we decided to unlock 2 Stretch Goals based on your last votes. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome two amazing planes into the game! .... OK we've even... (Read More)

42k reached & new Stretch Goal Unlocked : Curtiss navy ready for the great crossing !

December 20th - via:
In a nutshell Curtiss Navy: the precursor of the great crossings. ID card Designed in 1916 as a light fighter and reconnaissance aircraft, this biplane exists in single and two-seater versions. Wingspan : 38.40 m / Range : 2352 km / Maximum speed :... (Read More)

41.5k reached & new Stretch Goal Unlocked : Ansaldo SVA.9 is cleared for landing !

December 19th - via:
We were a bit behind on releasing the last News announcing the unlocking of the Farman F.192. As the Ansaldo was second in the votes, we have decided to unlock it! For the next round, the proposed SG listed below, as usual. And as usual, please put... (Read More)

41k reached & new Stretch Goal Unlocked : Farman F.192 is cleared for landing !

December 19th - via:
Clear victory of the Farman F.192 on last vote - Victoire nette du Farman F.192 pour le vote précédent : Pilots & Planes = 22 / Airliners = 09 / Explorers = 14 In a nutshell   Farman F.192 : humble and enduring ID Card Designed in 1928, it is... (Read More)

40,5k reached & new Stretch Goal Unlocked : Lena Bernstein

December 19th - via:
In two words Lena Bernstein: the record woman of the air Good to know First record of distance in a straight line, not authorized to attempt her record over the French territory, she achieved it over the Mediterranean Sea by flying 2 268 km. She is... (Read More)

40k reached & new Stretch Goal Unlocked : Lockheed Electra

December 19th - via:
In two words Lockheed L-10 Electra: The Mysterious Disappearance Fact Sheet The first Lockheed aircraft made entirely of metal. Wingspan 16.8 m / Take-off weight: 4,760 kg / Range: 1150 km / Cruising speed: 325 kh First flight on February 23, 1934... (Read More)

39.5k reached & new Stretch Goal Unlocked: please welcome Elly Beinhorn !

December 19th - via:
Elly Beinhorn won this election, shortly ahead of Lena Bernstein  - Elly Beinhorn a remporté cette élection, devançant de peu Lena Bernstein :  Pilots & Planes =  18 / Airliners = 04 / Explorers = 21   In a nutshell    Elly Beinhorn :... (Read More)

39k reached & HUGE new Stretch Goal Unlocked : Tupolev ANT-20 "Maxim Gorki" !

December 19th - via:
The gigantic Tupolev ANT-20 has totally dominated the previous vote - Le gigantesque Tupolev ANT-20 a totalement dominé le vote précédent:  Pilots & Planes =  15 / Airliners = 32 / Explorers = 14 In a nutshell      Tupolev ANT-20 "Maxim... (Read More)

38,5k reached & new Stretch Goal Unlocked: Fiat G.18V

December 19th - via:
Short victory of the Italian airliner for this round : 22 votes vs 19 for Explorers and 5 for Pilots&Planes. / Courte victoire de l'avion de ligne italien lors de ce vote : 22 voix , et 19 pour Explorers et 5 pour Pilots&Planes. In a nutshell... (Read More)

38k reached & new Stretch Goal Unlocked: Fokker F.VIIB-3m "Southern Cross"

December 19th - via:
In a nutshell Fokker F.VIIB-3m "Southern Cross" : The tireless airliner of Charles Kingsford Smith ID Card Designed by Fokker as a three-engine high-wing transport aircraft, capable of carrying 8 passengers, it is an enlarged and more powerful... (Read More)

37,5k reached & new Stretch Goal Unlocked: Lockheed Vega 5 "Winnie Mae"

December 19th - via:
In a nutshell Lockheed Vega 5 "Winnie Mae" : record chasing aircraft of Wiley Post ID Card Single-engine, high-wing monoplane transport plane for 7 passengers, built by Lockheed from 1927 Wingspan : 12,5 m / Weight at takeoff : 2 100 kg / Range :... (Read More)

37k reached & new Stretch Goal Unlocked: Wiley Post

December 18th - via:
In a nutshell Wiley Post : Jet Stream discoverer ID Card Birth : November 22, 1898 - Corinth, Texas, USA Death : August 15, 1935 (aged 36) - Point Barrow, Alaska, USA Nationality : American Good to know Wiley Post began his aviation career at the... (Read More)

36k reached & new Stretch Goal Unlocked: Potez 62 & Charles Kingsford Smith

December 18th - via:
World Cup effect? Air postal takes off! Potez 25 In a nutshell Potez 62 : the workhorse of Air France ID Card Twin-engine civil transport plane built by the Société des Avions Potez, derived from the Potez 54 bomber, based on the monoplane formula... (Read More)

35,5k reached & new Stretch Goal Unlocked: De Havilland DH 84 Dragon "Seafarer"

December 18th - via:
In a nutshell De Havilland DH 84 Dragon "Seafarer" : Amy & Jim Mollison's first long ranger ID Card Light twin-engine civil transport plane designed and built by De Havilland for short rang missions (e.g London-Paris route), capable of carrying... (Read More)

35k reached & new Stretch Goal Unlocked: Amy Johnson

December 18th - via:
Go, Johnny Go! "Mrs. Mollison has accomplished what many others, even brave men, would have shrunk from." So wrote Madeleine Poulaine about Amy Johnson-Mollison's exploits in the January 1933 issue of "Les Ailes" magazine, referring in particular to... (Read More)

34,5k reached & new Stretch Goal Unlocked: Tupolev ANT 14

December 18th - via:
The truth from a blue sky (voir plus bas la version française du texte - See below for the French version of the text) A true giant of the air, the ANT 14 is the work of a young Russian engineer born in 1888, Andrei Nikolaevich Tupolev, who began... (Read More)

34k reached & new Stretch Goal Unlocked: De Havilland DH 88 Comet "Black Magic" !

December 18th - via:
The story of Australian chocolates, a few Sirs and a century-old Queen who together gave birth to a legendary mosquito (voir plus bas la version française du texte - See below for the French version of the text) Reading this title, you might... (Read More)

33,5k reached & new Stretch Goal Unlocked: Handley Page H.P.42

December 18th - via:
Sir Majestic, or the safest flying palace on earth In 1928, the British airline Imperial Airways issued a tender for a new airliner. This aircraft had to be metallic, with the possibility of using it both on the European network and on routes in the... (Read More)

33k reached & new Stretch Goal Unlocked: James Allan (« Jim ») Mollison

December 17th - via:
A man in a hurry From an early age, James Allan ("Jim") Mollison was attracted to flying. Born in 1905 in Glasgow, this Scot became the youngest serving officer in the Royal Air Force at 18, and the youngest instructor at 22. When he returned to... (Read More)

32.5k reached & new Stretch Goal Unlocked: Sikorsky S-38 Amphibion

December 17th - via:
Sorry for this late News due to unforseen technical issues. Anyway, here are the results of the previous vote:  Number of votes = 52 Airliners = 33 Pilots & Planes = 15 Explorers = 4 So please welcome the Sikorsky S-38 in the game! (see below... (Read More)

32k reached & new Stretch Goal Unlocked: Lockheed Model 8 Sirius

December 17th - via:
Like a bird Look at the lines of the Lockheed Model 8 Sirius and you will notice that they place it exactly halfway between two eras: on one side the era of the fighter planes from WWI, easily recognizable with the omnipresence of the open cockpit,... (Read More)

31.5k reached & new Stretch Goal Unlocked: Det Norske Luftfartselskap Setup Postcard

December 17th - via:
Winter is coming Founded in 1927, Det Norske Luftfartselskap A/S (literally Norwegian Aviation Company), or DNL, was the national airline of Norway until 1951, when it became one of the three founding members of SAS (DNL owned 28% of SAS). DNL's... (Read More)

31k reached & new Stretch Goal Unlocked: Anne Morrow-Lindbergh

December 16th - via:
Listen! The wind is blowing north to the Orient... It was in 1927 in Mexico City that Anne Morrow met Charles Lindbergh, while he did stop there during his triumphant tour after crossing the Atlantic. They fell in love, and got married in 1929. ... (Read More)

Solo Mode

December 16th - via:
I don't know if this is the case for you? When a single player mode is too complex, I don't use it. That's why we came up with a single player mode for Air Postal that : doesn't require any additional hardware is easy to use can be renewed according... (Read More)

30,5k reached & new Stretch Goal Unlocked: Zeppelin Staaken E-4/20

December 16th - via:
Back to the future : the steampunk liner Don't let its ungainly lines and massive appearance sway you: this aircraft was probably the most modern of its time, and combined many of the innovations that would not be found on other airliners until much... (Read More)

30k reached & new Stretch Goal Unlocked: Easter Airlines Setup Postcard

December 16th - via:
The astronaut, the ace and the tycoons Harold Frederick Pitcairn, the youngest son of the founder of the industrial giant PPG Industries, founded the Pitcairn Flying School and Passenger Service in 1924, then the Pitcairn Aircraft Company in 1926.... (Read More)

29.5 k reached & new Stretch Goal Unlocked: Caudron C.450 Rafale

December 15th - via:
Need for speed Even the amateur with little knowledge of aeronautics could not but admit that there is a Caudron style, a style shared by the Caudron planes designed in the 30s under the leadership of the aerodynamic engineer Marcel Riffart. Do the... (Read More)

Girl Power

December 15th - via:
We were surprised by the progress of the project during the night depriving us of a voting phase. That's why we're going to unblock your second choice in the list of the last vote: Pilots & Planes. Hélène Boucher, a powerful woman. Léno is her... (Read More)

28.5 k reached & new Stretch Goal Unlocked: Caproni Ca.57 !

December 15th - via:
Caproni and pop-culture! The end of WW1 made many military aircraft available for civilian use. Examples are numerous: Breguet 14 in France, Vickers Vimy in England, AEG J-II to name a few among those you will find in Air Postal ! Because there are... (Read More)

A Santa Claus special delivery by Air Postal !

December 14th - via:
We have the perfect Xmas gift for you! We figure if you're here, you are probaly a gamer or an aviation fan or both. Who else do you know who would love Air Postal? A child or sibling loves games? Your uncle is mad about airplanes, or your cousin is... (Read More)

Pan Am : Catch me if you can !

December 14th - via:
New Stretch Goal Unlocked: Pan American Airways setup postcard Founded in March 1927 by American investors to counter the expansion of Sociedad Colombo Alemana de Transporte Aéreo (a German-owned Colombian airline that was the first airline in the... (Read More)

More Stretch Goals unlocked to celebrate a special day ! - part 2

December 14th - via:
... and welcome Jackie ! As happiness never comes alone, we have decided to unlock the entire "Kings of Speed" mini-rubric which should be called for the occasion: "Queens of Speed"! If Jimmy Doolittle can claim the title of King of Speed, Jackie... (Read More)

More Stretch Goals unlocked to celebrate a special day ! - part 1

December 14th - via:
Happy Birthday Jimmy ! Just 126 years ago James Harold Doolittle, aka Jimmy Doolittle, was born on December 14, 1896 in Alameda, California. To celebrate the happy coincidence of this anniversary in good company, we have decided to unlock all the... (Read More)

Objective 27.5 k reached & one more Stretch Goal unlocked !

December 13th - via:
The very first Bumblebee ! So it's the Vickers Vimy Commercial that makes its debut in Air Postal!  The Vickers Vimy, which was named in memory of the soldiers who fell in a battle that took place in the town of Vimy in northern France... (Read More)

Pickup Toulouse

December 13th - via:
Toulouse, world capital of aviation! Important news for all contributors in the Toulouse area! Thanks to the initiative of a contributor from Toulouse, a partnership has been concluded with the Librairie La Préface in Colomiers (31). Thanks to this... (Read More)

Tidy cockpit for safe flights !

December 12th - via:
Tidy cockpit for safe flights ! In perfect adequacy with the instructions of the civil aviation authorities, which in accordance with the "clean cockpit" philosophy insist on the responsibility of the pilots to maintain a clean and tidy working... (Read More)

Blowin' in the Wind...

December 12th - via:
New Stretch Goal Unlocked: St Exupéry's Caudron Simoun The Caudron Simoun is an elegant light aircraft designed and built in France by Caudron-Renault (the Caudron Aircraft Company having been bought in 1933 by Louis Renault). It was one of the few... (Read More)

Engine turning or pilot sweating...

December 11th - via:
New Stretch Goal Unlocked: Charles Linbergh's Ryan NYP "Spirit of St Louis"! No need to introduce the Ryan NYP which allowed Charles Lindbergh to win the famous Orteig Prize of $25,000 (i.e. more than $400,000 in 2022). This prize was put in place on... (Read More)

Objective 25.5 k reached!

December 10th - via:
The Color of Money While the Lignes Aériennes Latécoère were just beginning their regular operations, with the inaugural flight of the line between France and Morocco in September 1919, when a first scandal broke out a few months later, damaging... (Read More)

American Night

December 10th - via:
Our friends located on the other side of the Atlantic have been very active during their evening, allowing to reach not only the 24.5 k level but also the 25 k level !  If not already done, you may want to check the news with the voting result for... (Read More)

Objective 24.5 reached!

December 10th - via:
No floating islands for aviators! 1927: Edward Robert Armstrong, an engineer born in Canada, presents to investors the project he had been working on for three years (he first thought about it in 1913). He proposes to design and build a floating... (Read More)

Time to Vote - 24.5 Objective !

December 9th - via:
Time to Vote Here are the previous results: Total number of votes = 51 Explorers : 3 Architects: 14 Pilots & Planes : 5 Post Cards : 20 Airliners : 5 King of Speed : 2 Le moment de voter Voici les précédents résultats : Nombre total de votes =... (Read More)

The English prestige

December 9th - via:
Imperial Airways : the roots of British Airways Imperial Airways Limited was formed in 1924 from the merger of four of the largest British airlines of the time, and operations began with the opening of a daily route between London and Paris. Other... (Read More)

The Art Deco era

December 8th - via:
Mills Field Municipal Airport : United we are stronger !  Mills Field Municipal Airport, which opened on May 7, 1927, is located in San Mateo County, 21 km south of San Francisco. This airfield was initially created for experimental purposes and was... (Read More)

Saint Exupéry, the legendary writer and a first class pilot !

December 8th - via:
New Stretch Goal Unlocked! Everything has certainly been said about Antoine de St Exupéry ! The number of books recounting his aerial exploits or his performances as a writer have been told over and over again. One recurring question about St... (Read More)

Latecoere Factory

December 6th - via:
From the top of these halls, a century of aeronautical history contemplates you!    June 1905: Pierre Georges Latécoère was 22 years old when his dying father entrusted him with the co-direction of the family business founded in 1864 in... (Read More)

On the way to the 22K!

December 5th - via:
Time to vote ! You were 49 to vote. Obviously you are more passionate about architecture than aviation :) 22 for ARCHITECTS 9 for PILOTS & PLANES 6 for EXPLORERS and POSTCARDS 5 for AIRLINERS 1 for KINGS OF SPEED How to vote? Simply comment on... (Read More)

A night at the hotel du grand balcon

December 5th - via:
The Hotel du Grand Balcon The hotel of the big balcony located not far from the place of the Capitole in Toulouse. Didier Daurat, the operational director of Aeropostale is walking in the city of Toulouse with his pregnant wife who is suddenly taken... (Read More)

AIR POSTAL NOTAM # 005 - 04/DEC/2022

December 4th - via:
 Air Postal Flight 001 crossing Flight Level 20 and climbing  !   We apologize for this late newsletter, the Platypus Game team was at work at the Ugine Game Festival this WE, where the game Air Postal was a great success! In this NOTAM #005:... (Read More)


December 4th - via:
New Stretch Goal unlocked! Last straight line! Founded in 1915, SIAI (Società Idrovolanti Alta Italia) was an Italian company specialized in the manufacture of seaplanes mainly for the military market. Shortly after the end of World War I, the... (Read More)


December 3rd - via:
New Stretch Goal unlocked! Last miles before the goal! Developed as a heavy bomber for the Royal Air Force, the Vickers Vimy made its first flight in November 1917 and was put into service in 1918, although too late to take part in the fighting. The... (Read More)


December 2nd - via:
New Stretch Goal unlocked!  Today, it is a legendary plane that takes flight and was the pillar of the Aeropostale fleet!  More than 8,300 Breguets (some sources mention 7,800) were produced, the Breguet XIV, or Breguet 14 from 1918 onwards, was a... (Read More)


December 1st - via:
New Stretch Goal unlocked! Let's go on the quest for the goal! The J-II was a ground attack aircraft put into service by the German army in 1917. While the armistice conditions imposed the destruction of German bombers, some smaller aircraft were not... (Read More)


November 30th - via:
New Stretch Goal unlocked! In 1864, Gabriel Latécoère founded a carpentry and general mechanics company in Bagnères-de-Bigorre (in the Hautes-Pyrénées department) that would become prosperous. When he died in 1905, the company was taken over by... (Read More)


November 30th - via:
New Stretch Goal unlocked! The adventure continues, today an aerial circus plane! The two-seater training biplane built in the USA from 1916 to 1918 was mainly used after the war as a training aircraft in flying clubs or for first flights. Some of... (Read More)


November 30th - via:
 New Stretch Goal unlocked!   The continuation of this remarkable collection of the precursor planes of the great pioneers with a second legendary plane.   This aircraft is the civilian variant of the F.4 Buzzard fighter, modified to carry up to... (Read More)


November 30th - via:
Thank you ! The plane has taken off and is climbing rapidly towards its cruising speed. And it's all thanks to you!  We are going to inaugurate a great first, it is about pre-SG while waiting for the conquest of the objective. The "Warbird Heritage"... (Read More)

AIR POSTAL NOTAM # 004 - 30/NOV/2022 - Lift-off ! / Décollage !

November 30th - via:
Newsletter for Air Postal Pilots In this NOTAM #004: launch and first update on the Kickstarter campaign, Warbirds soon in Air Postal, and the confidences of a pilot of the Line! That's it, it's official: the crowdfunding campaign is launched! It... (Read More)

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