O projeto Lusitânia 100

Official commemorations of the centenary of the 1922 Crossing, and Aero-Naval parade, in Lisbon – 2022-04-03

The official commemorations took place on Sunday, 03 April 2022, in a ceremony in Belém, Lisbon, with the presence of the President of the Portuguese Republic. Dr. Henrique Mateus made a communication about the Crossing, which was followed by the Presidential speech. The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain and the Ambassador of Cape Verde […]

Launch of Marco Pitt’s book – “The Enigmatic Crossing of the South Atlantic – 1922”.

We present the Marcos Pitt’s book “A Enigmática Travessia do Atlântico Sul – 1922” / “The Enigmatic South Atlantic Crossing”. Presented in a dedicated Internet page, this work is destined to divulge the Travessia, and the diverse details of this heroic expedition. The many details revealed in this work demonstrate an exhaustive and meticulous study […]

São Brás de Alportel starts the Commemorations of the Crossing, in the 153rd anniversary of Gago Coutinho birth.

In the past 17th February 2022, São Brás de Alportel City Hall celebrated the 153rd anniversary of Gago Coutinho birth, and presented the program of commemorations of the centenary of the 1922 Crossing. The ceremony was attended by several illustrious figures and took place near the monument of the “Travessia”. Mr. Vítor Guerreiro, Mayor of […]

Naval expedition “Lusitania”: Portugal – Cabo Verde – Brasil

The David Melgueiro Association (ADM) https://davidmelgueiro.org/noticia/expedicao-lusitania/  , in partnership with the National Association of Cruisers (ANC), will realize the “Lusitânia Expedition” with the intention to homage the national heroes Sacadura Cabral and Gago Coutinho in the centenary of the aerial crossing of the South Atlantic, remaking the same trip by sea, aboard ten sailing boats, […]

Lusitânia 100 Project at Portugal Air Summit 2020

The Association Lusitânia 100 will participate in Portugal Air Summit 2020, which will take place in Ponte de Sôr, from 21st to 23rd October 2020. This event will take place in an ambitious hybrid format, with simultaneous conferences and digital broadcasting. As with our participation last year, at PAS 2019, we will publicise the project […]

Interview for Cape Verde’s newspaper Mindel Insite

It has been published on Mindel Insite website ( https://mindelinsite.com/ ) a long interview about the Lusitânia 100 project. The interview was conducted by the journalist João do Rosário, and published in 2020-07-31. It was highlighted the fundamental role that Cape Verde had in the development of the aeronautical connections in the South Atlantic, namely […]

Because today is Saturday

Because today is Saturday… and it’s party day! In 1922, our heroes arrived in Rio de Janeiro, and they are surrounded by the greatest manifestations of affection from the Brazilian people. Since 1906, the “Fanfarra Operária Gago Coutinho e Sacadura Cabral” lives for music and its teaching. Located in Angra do Heroísmo, Terceira Island, Azores, […]

18 de junho de 2020

The memories of Sacadura Cabral and Gago Coutinho are alive, although dispersed. But they are spread, at least, over three continents. The same flame exists in Portugal, Cape Verde and Brazil. Can we all get together and collectively recreate a work that honours Sacadura Cabral and Gago Coutinho? It only depends on us, on all […]

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