France should never be underestimated when it comes to Lighter Than Air. Even though Germany, Britain, and the US are the usual suspects for LTA news, France is always a great place for new innovative ideas. Today I would like to introduce you to another great idea that is coming from France. "The Helion project" is a concept of an ultralight motorized glider with VTOL (Vertical Take Off and Landing) capabilities. It has been featured already in Gliding Magazine in 2005 so it is no new kid on the block. Jospeh Loury the creator of the Helion project just sent out a new Presentation about the project as PDF that you can download here. It explains the project in more detail and also contains some more pictures that can also be found on the Helion project website together with an even more extensive PDF with more background information that can be downloaded from here. What do you think of the project? Tell us in the comments section or send us an email. We love to hear more from you. And if you have questions don't hesitate to ask. We will try to get Joseph Loury for an interview to get more insights into his project.
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