Jean-Paul Belmondo dies aged 88 years.

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Mis à jour le 12/09/2021 | 15:04
publié le 12/09/2021 | 15:04

En août 1982, Jean-Paul Belmondo a tourné à l’aérodrome de La Ferté-Alais avec Jean Salis et Gérard Oury pour le film \"L\'As des as\".
En août 1982, Jean-Paul Belmondo a tourné à l’aérodrome de La Ferté-Alais avec Jean Salis et Gérard Oury pour le film “L’As des as”. (SALIS AVIATION)

La France a rendu hommage cette semaine à Jean-Paul Belmondo, décédé à l’âge de 88 ans. Jean-Paul Belmondo, l’acteur, le boxeur, était également très intéressé par l’aviation. C’est à la Ferté-Alais que furent tournées de nombreuses cascades aériennes, notamment pour L’As des as.

À une cinquantaine de kilomètres au sud de Paris, sur l’aérodrome de la Ferté-Alais, le souvenir de Jean-Paul Belmondo est encore très présent. En 1982, Salis Aviation conçoit spécifiquement pour L’As des as, le SE 5, un avion biplace. Dans ce film de Gérard Oury, Jean-Paul Belmondo incarne Jo Cavalier, l’un des pilotes les plus héroïques de la toute nouvelle aviation, durant la Grande Guerre, reconverti en entraîneur de boxe. le film attirera plus de cinq millions de spectateurs dans les salles.

Adepte des cascades, Jean-Paul Belmondo laissera toutefois le manche à un professionnel. En l’occurrence Jean Salis, qui tournera une trentaine de films avec Bébel et le cascadeur Rémi Julienne.

En 2017, Jean-Paul Belmondo est revenu à la Ferté-Alais pour retrouver Jean Salis et son fils Baptiste notamment. Un moment d’émotion, et un Bébel émerveillé devant les plus beaux avions de ce musée volant.

About bill

Worked in the technical / engineering area as a Science Laboratory Technician and as an Aeronautics Engineer. The artistic side involves writing under the nom de plume of Billy Olsenn, his recently written play 'A Case of Wine' was staged by the players group Straight Make-Up at the 2012 Birr one act drama festival. It's next staging was in the one act circuit is in Cavan, at Maudebawn on Sat 10 Nov 2012. Then it was performed in the Bray, Co.Wicklow at the very popular one act festival in January 2013. Next play is FEAR. A dark tale about revenge on the cruel death of two pensioners by young thugs. Neighbours hatch a devious and dangerous plan to exact old-style revenge. Bill is a member of the Drama League of Ireland and his plays have been critically vetted and certified as original pieces of work by the DLI. Another literary project is that of commemoration of an aircraft crash on Djouce mountain in Wicklow in 1946. Bill wrote articles for the 50th, 60th and most recently the 70th anniversary, (12 Aug 2016) all were published in the Wicklow Times and ensured the survivors of the crash, all French Girl Guides, were not forgotten. Articles reproduced on this website. But mostly this site gives a more general European and specific French slant on popular and not so popular articles of French news, translated to English by the author. Each article is translated on a paragraph by paragraph basis so easy to read in either language and even possible to improve either language by comparison of the short English and French paragraphs. Amusez vous bien. The author is currently writing an easy to read technical aviation book centered around the Fokker 50. Another interest is that dealt with in another of Bill's websites, a Statue of the mother of God, Mary. It was erected in 1972 in Dublin, at the end of the Bull Wall near Clontarf, and my grandfather William Nelson, was the main instigator of that project. I give talks on the history of the statue and my grandfather's adventurous and dangerous life at sea. Technical assistance with each website is by J O'N.
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