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Story of the Aeropostale

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1930, Friday 13rd June : 6am

Henri Guillaumet say goodbye to his friend Antoine de Saint Exupéry before taking off for its 92rd flight over the Andes.


Story of the Aeropostale by 74louloute, on Flickr


Story of the Aeropostale by 74louloute, on Flickr

He didn't know, but in a few hours, he crashed his Potez 25 at Laguna del Diamante in Mendoza, Argentina, because of bad weather. He walked for a week over three mountain passes. Though tempted to give up, he persisted while thinking of his wife, Noëlle, until June 19 at dawn when he was rescued by a 14-year-old boy named Juan García. He reached a village whose inhabitants could not believe his story. This exploit made him stand out among the 'stars' of Aéropostale.

To his friend Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, who had come to find him, he said, "Ce que j'ai fait, je te le jure, aucune bête ne l'aurait fait." (What I have done, I swear to you, no other animal would have done.)

More pics of the plane :

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This is my first try at a forced perspective, I hope you guys will like it !

Critics and comments are welcome.

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The plane looks awesome. The forced perspective is a neat idea.

That pilot outfit looks great. Good use of pieces there. What head did you use?

Good job with this. Very unique with the story attached.

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