Every year an Aero philatelic event is organised
in different towns in Switzerland, sponsored by the Schweizerischer
Aerophilatelisten Verein (SAV), the Swiss Aerophilatelic Society.
The Club Philatélique de Meyrin (CPM) offered to organise
the 2009 edition, and its proposal was accepted by the SAV.
This is easily explained by the fact that 2009 is
the 100th Anniversary of the Aero-Club of Geneva (the Geneva Regional
Association of the Swiss Aero-Club) whose headquarters are located
The Club Philatélique de Meyrin
The CPM, created in 1970 and a member of the Union
of Swiss Philatelic Societies has never refused challenges.During
its existence the Club has participated in several regional and
national philatelic exhibitions. Above all, in December 2005 it
organised the Degree III exhibition PhilaMeyrin ’05, which
was an enormous success both at home and inter- nationally. In
commemoration of this event a stamp was issued, which is reproduced
The 100th anniversary of the Aero-Club of Geneva
The year 2009 will be the centenary of the Aéro-Club
de Genève (AéCGe). This Club was the very first in
Switzerland to be interested in aviation, at a time when other
clubs were concentrating on balloons.This Society has grown enormously
since then. Today one of the primary objectives is the training
of pilots and specially the young ones. This is the theme that
the AéCGe has chosen for this special jubilee.
Events during the Aerophilatelic Event
Several interesting activities and events will take
place on these days. The following are currently being planned:
The “PhilAero ’09” exhibition, with inter- national
participation, will be the week-end’s main event. Approximately
300 display frames will be at the disposal of Swiss and foreign
aerophilatelic collectors. No official competition has been organised,
but a commemorative medal will be given to each participant.
and postcard fair
A stamp and postcard fair will take place. The
principal specialised dealers will be present with about thirty
A special flight from Geneva to another
Swiss city will carry mail with a dedicated stamp and postmark.
Swiss Post Office will be present with a booth on Saturday 25th
A special postmark will be available with the following
de l’Aérophilatélie 25 avril 2009 – 1217
A commemorative envelope will be printed with a logo and a special
A postcard will be on sale for both the public and for postcard
and maximum card collectors.
will be printed in A4 format, on the model of the PhilaMeyrin ’05
catalogue (see the sample available). Besides official information,
there will be articles written by philatelists, postcard and
- Exhibition of a glider
(in collaboration with the AéCGe).
- Exhibition of suspended
scale model airplanes (in collaboration with the AéCGe).
Annual meeting of SAV (Swiss Aerophilatelic Society).
- FISA’s Congress and General Assembly (International Federation
of Aerophilatelic Societies).
- Captive balloon
with the possibility to make a flight.
|The dream of a
few Genevese in 1909 : to fly an aeroplane over the inner
||One hundred years
Date and plane of the event
The Aero philatelic Event will be held on Friday
24th till Sunday 26th April 2009 in the “Forum Meyrin” building,
located in the middle of the town of Meyrin.This building is a
cultural center which is composed of a theatre seating 700, two
sections for exhibitions, eleven classrooms, a library with more
than 40’000 books, a restaurant and a youth club.Forum Meyrin
is also rather special because of its volume (about 5’000
m3) and its modern architecture, which combine to make a friendly
and airy place.Entry is possible from any side of the building,
constructed around a central patio topped by a high glass pyramid.
The building is symbolic of life in a city: its four exits give
on to four sites of communal life, the school, the church, the
town hall and the shopping centre.Outside, seven long, thin metal
sculptures welcome visitors, while inside, two enormous iron sculptures
give an impression of grandeur. The range and the diversity of
the events held here attract many spectators from all over the
canton and make it popular beyond Geneva’s borders.
ForuMeyrin Place des Cinq-Continents
1 CH-1217 Meyrin
For this philatelic event, even more than for previous
successful events, the CPM intends to develop the public aspect
more than ever before.
du Comité d'Organisation (CO)
||M. Christian NOIR
||M. Olivier STEINHAUSER
||M. Lionel BREITMEYER
||M. Roger MARTY
||M. Bernard VOUILLAMOZ
||M. Georges ECHENARD
||M. Bernard ROULY
||Mme Carmen HISCHIER
||M. Alain SCHMITT