Founded November 1997
The Bugatti Aircraft Association is the association of enthusiasts of the Bugatti airplane. However, also the other aircraft constructions of both Ettore Bugatti as well as Louis de Monge have our attention. The Belgian de Monge was the chief-designer of the airplane, in service of Bugatti.
The BAA has reached more or less a steady audience, with currently about 85 members from all over the world (Brasil, USA, UK, France, Italy, Sweden, Belgium, the Netherlands and more)
Thirtyfive issues of the club magazine Pegasus have been released, containing various articles about the plane, and the ongoing research into its history. All this info has cumulated into a book on the Bugatti 100P and other aviation constructions both by Ettore Bugatti as well as Louis de Monge. This book, after two years, had 900 copies sold, and a second addition appeared.
The articles in Pegasus will NOT be published on the Internet, as we are convinced that it will not be possible to really start a club in the anonimity of the Internet. Thatīs the reason why the BAA is "entirely" an off-line club of Bugatti lovers.
The goal of the Bugatti Aircraft Association was reached in 2015 , when Scotty Wilson, from Oklahoma, USA flew the replica airplane which he had been building since 2009. Disaster struck a year later, when the 3rd flight of this replica airplane ended in a crash, killing the pilot and builder of the replica, and destroying the airplane completely.
Drawing on the right of this page: Steve Tournay
The combined efforts of the BAA culminated in one fantastic publication:
The Bugatti 100P record plane
Created by Ettore Bugatti and Louis de Monge
ISBN : 978-90-8616-123-2
Language : English
Format : 220 x 285 mm
Pages : 220, hardcover
Approx. 400 photographs and drawings
Published by: Violaero