We work alongside scientists to understand and preserve the planet

Through our books, we tell you our story.

To communicate about environmental issues, we use both: ​

 

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You've been asking us questions about our adventures for years, here are our answers! We tell you everything, our successes as well as our failures, our laughter as well as our slack, our madness and our fears. 

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Starting point of this extraordinary project: the desire of Clémentine Bacri, lawyer and Adrien Normier, airline pilot, both in their thirties, to travel the world in an ultra-light plane. But they also want to be useful and involved locally. They then set out to find scientists who needed aerial data for their research. Only one counterpart, the lodging and the cover! Between 2012 and 2013, they crossed more than fifty countries, Greenland, Canada, Peru, Chile, and Australia, met colourful characters, and shared their daily life, their happiness and their expectations. 60,000 km covered, encountering the elements, sometimes unleashed, mountains, volcanoes, oceans, glaciers, a marvellous but different vision of the world because it is committed. Participation in around fifteen scientific projects chosen before their departure or decided upon during their meetings. Archaeological prospecting, census of cetaceans, creation of a 3D model of a volcano, sulfur dioxide measurements, discoveries of geoglyphs dated 5000 years, the scientific missions are as varied as the landscapes flown over. A true adventure story, written with humour, simplicity and even suspense, Wings for Science will delight any reader avid of travel, nature and science. The expedition took place under the patronage of Pierre Léna, an astrophysicist, who signed the preface.

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Clémentine and Adrien continue their adventures around the world in the service of science. In an ultra-light plane, these two thirty-somethings travel around fifteen countries: New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Pakistan, Jordan, Greece, Slovenia, offering scientists to help them in their research, collecting for them aerial data. Some projects were planned before departure; others are formed over the course of encounters: mapping of active volcanoes in Indonesia, archaeological surveys in Jordan, census of cetaceans, seagrass in the Greek islands... More global than local projects concerning countries as a whole and focusing on the links between man and the environment. So many opportunities to discover the richness of our planet, and to share the daily lives of sometimes colourful characters! The story that these Backpackers tell us here, imbued with simplicity, humour and even suspense, will delight any reader eager for travel, nature and science. But they also want to be useful and involved locally. They then set out to find scientists who needed aerial data for their research. Only one counterpart, the lodging and the cover! Between 2012 and 2013, they crossed more than fifty countries, Greenland, Canada, Peru, Chile, Australia, met colourful characters, shared their daily life, their happiness and their expectations. 60,000 km covered, encountering the elements, sometimes unleashed, mountains, volcanoes, oceans, glaciers, a marvellous but different vision of the world because it is committed. Participation in around fifteen scientific projects chosen before their departure or decided upon during their meetings. Archaeological prospecting, census of cetaceans, creation of a 3D model of a volcano, sulfur dioxide measurements, discoveries of geoglyphs dated 5000 years, the scientific missions are as varied as the landscapes flown over.

Discover our story

The two books we have written allow us to answer the questions we are asked at each meeting: How did this project come about? And why? How did you overcome the obstacles? Which ones did you have to face, both in design and production? What are your successes and failures? What encounters, what landscapes marked you? What environmental projects have you supported, and how and why? What risks did you take? The list is so long... These books were written with several feathers: The common thread is written by Clémentine, from her student years driving a bicycle, to her landing at the Paris Air Show after a complete world tour in a microlight. To accompany it, it invites, in identified and distinct boxes, both Adrien to express himself on more technical aeronautical subjects, as well as the scientific researchers met in every corner of the world, to share their research subjects and d 'stock. They are thus accessible to a wide audience, from teenagers to adults, from experienced pilots to the uninitiated, and from dreamers to enthusiasts.

By the way, the french press talks about them :

 
The world

"The story is hectic, the episodes oscillate between laughter and tears.
Looking forward to the sequel."

 
Aviation enthusiasts

"An exciting book, to discover urgently when you are in lack of action and adventure. "
 

 

Info-pilot

"A catchy, simple story that makes you travel, discover cultures, adventures and the unexpected faced by pilots.

 

Air & Cosmos

"An initiatory journey, interspersed colourful encounters with unleashed elements. And this is only the first volume.

Aerobuzz


"A refreshing and informative book.
If you're expecting an aviation doc, you've missed the mark.
Once started, you never let go."

 Aerobuzz


"Clementine is doing it again for our greatest pleasure. The tone is lighter, the pen more literary, the encounters always improbable and magnificent."

 BHV Marais


"A true adventure story, written with humour, simplicity and even suspense, this novel will delight any reader avid of travel, nature and science."

Journalists for Nature and Ecology 

"Clementine handles the controls of her ULM as well as the pen.
A travelogue to read to dream of countries where you will probably never go​ ."