Born in Paris on May 23, 1908, Hélène Boucher, also known as “Léno,” was fascinated by aviation from a very early age.
“The airplane wasn’t to make her shine; she’s the one who exalted the airplane.” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Born in Paris on May 23, 1908, Hélène Boucher, also known as “Léno,” was fascinated by aviation from a very early age. She flew for the first time at the age of 22. Ready to jump through all the hoops to become a famous pilot, she took part in and won many flight shows and focused on aerobatics. A pilot engaged in the feminist struggle, alongside female aviators Maryse Bastié and Adrienne Bolland, she became a suffragist for French women and her determination left a lasting mark on the era.
Editions Paquet retraces the epic story of this extraordinary woman and the pivotal moments of her life through the book “Hélène Boucher, l’étoile filante.” An opportunity to discover the brief career of this aviation pioneer who died in 1934.
Hélène Boucher, l’étoile filante, ISBN 9782888908838, Editions Paquet