50 years of the Alouette III

February 28, 1959 - February 28, 2009

40 years of the Lama

March 17, 1969 - March 17, 2009

A poster !

Olivier AUDIGÉ has realized this superb poster in order to commemorate this dual anniversary. We sincerly would like to thank him for this.

If you want to get larger copies or reproduction rights, please contact him on his website.

You may also see some other of his illustrations at the "Art" section.


First two Alouette III prototypes:

SE-3160 No. 001

SE-3160 No. 002


Jean DELMAS photo

First Lama prototype:

SA-315A No. 001



Photoshop work achieved by Hans ZURNIWEN of Zermatt (Switzerland)

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If 2009 marks the 50th anniversary of the Alouette III, it will also mean the withdrawal from use of French Sécurité Civile's last Alouette IIIS.

An open house day will take place at Grenoble Le Versoud Airfield, on May 2nd, 2009, to commemorate that event.

Thanks Olivier BALMAIN (Helico Montagne)

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