Recording of the online conference of José Miguel de la Viuda Sainz, aeronautical engineer and aviation enthusiast, author of the book “Hergé, Tintin and aircraft”. 23 février 2021.
Hergé, Tintin’s father, was a fan of airplanes. Passionate to such an extent that planes in some cases become protagonists of Tintin’s adventures. This passion and Hergé’s obsession with detail make Tintin an exceptional witness to the evolution of aircraft. Between the first and last album, aviation will move from the canvas to the titanium and from the piston engine to the jet engine. An excuse to reread them with another look.