On its own funds and with the support of various flying clubs in France, Aviation Sans Frontières offers, since 1995, days of aeronautical discovery to persons whom, isolated by their restricted mobility, would not have been able to imagine such an enjoyment: realizing their dream of flying.
About sixty volunteers within 21 ASF antennas receive their guests and provide them with an introduction to navigation, meteorology as well as the enjoyment of a first flight with delivery of a diploma. In perfect synergy with flying clubs, our volunteers make sure that regulations concerning safety of persons, airplanes and installations, are well followed.
Smiling wings are present today:
Moret-sur-Loing: for the benefit of the European medical center " l’Envol ".
La Ferté-Alais: the animation is completed by a visit to 80 vintage airplanes from the Jean-Baptiste Salis museum.
In the winter months, it proposes to the guests other discoveries: the emergency rescue helicopters bases, Air Force bases, large Parisian airports and their control towers.
The Aix-en-Provence base operates in a permanent way.
From April till October Angers, Autun, Beaune, Biarritz, Bordeaux, Chambéry, Limoges, Nancy, Nantes, Quimper, Perpignan, Poligny, Saint-Omer, Sarlat, Strasbourg, Tours, Toulouse, Valence also take part in this support network.
In 2011 smiling wings welcomed 1564 guests
Our partners: flying clubs, local authorities and among others:
Les Ailes Brisées, Airbus Toulouse and Airbus Corporate Foundation, ATR, Britair and Regional, l'Amicale Jean-Baptiste Salis, Caisses d'Épargne, Dassault Aviation, Air France Corporate foundation, Banque Populaire d'Atlantique Foundation, Strasbourg Kiwis, Biarritz Côte Basque Lions Club, Barbizon Rotary Club (l’Envol)...