WINGS FOR SCIENCE is a non-profit organization founded in 2008 by Clementine Bacri and Adrien Normier.
We are a team of enthusiasts who want to be useful and develop the rational thinking.
We all work on a voluntary basis, which means all the money is used to serve the mission that are given to us.
Our mission : to give Wings to Science.
Who are we ?
Graduated in International Law from the Sorbonne University, she works as a lawyer. Curious, she loves to discover new horizons and new subjects, and her motivation and optimism help her to solve many tricky situations. She is in charge of the education projects, and is the "journalist" of the team (communication and preparation of movies / interviews / books). She is also an ultralight pilot. Member of the Société des Explorateurs Français and of La Guilde européenne du Raid.
Graduated in Aeronautical Engineering, he works as an airline pilot.
Very creative and passionate about flying, he is always imagining new technical solutions to overcome an issue. He flies whatever you can think of (except rockets).
He is in charge of the selection of scientific missions, and deals with mechanical / aerial matters. Member of the Société des Explorateurs Français and of La Guilde européenne du Raid.
Well-known for his scientific researches, he also has a continuous interest for Education ; Astrophysicist elected at the Académie des Sciences for his scientific achievements, former Head of the Graduate School of Astrophysics d’Ile-de-France, former President of the Institut National de Recherche Pédagogique, he joined other physicists to create La main à La Pâte, a worldwide movement to renovate science education in primary schools... and this is just a small sample of what he does ! To see more.
First european female astronaut in space, Claudie Haigneré has been since 2010 the President of Universcience, the institution that gathers two science centres in Paris, the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, and the Palais de la Découverte. She is also well-known for her medical researchs and her appointments as Former Minister for Research and New Technologies and then former Minister for European Affairs and Secretary General for Franco-German Cooperation. To see more.
Pr. Pierre Léna
Patron of the 2 seasons
Patron of the 2nd season
Graduated in Meteorology, Ernest worked over many years in the international airport of Luxemburg as a meteorologist. He also enjoys flying different types of aircrafts, and sharing his knowledge by teaching young pilots about weather planning. Since he retired, he continues flying and teaching, and works full-time within Wings for Science before each expedition for weather planifiation, and during each expedition to provide up-to-date, live weather forecast.
Researcher in Global Atmospheric Chemistry and Maître de Conférence at the Université Blaise Pascal, she is currently working at the Observatoire de Physique du Globe de Clermont-Ferrand, more precisely at the Laboratoire de Météorology physique. She is also an adventurer, always associating science within her expeditions. She has been a member of the team since the beginning, helping us shape the scientific programs of Wings for Science.
Meteorologist - weatherman
Working as a doctor for many years, she works in a private office as well as in the emergency hospital services. She is also elected in the Conseil de l'Ordre, a doctor's representative institution. Rebecca follows the pilots during each expedition, and relates to each local doctor in case of any medical emergency. She always makes herself available to the team, providing it with huge help.
This international adventurer comes from Poland, started in the US, then worked in the Slovak Republic, Austria and Luxembourg as a logistician for a big industry and now as a start-up entrepreneur. She is very active in entrepreneurial ecosystem, founder of Fail Learn Succeed Forum, as a member of Mumpreneurs Luxembourg, and Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Ambassador for Luxembourg... and its just a beginning of making things happen ! To see more. She is our social media coordinator.
Social Media coordinator
Guilde européenne du Raid
The team members
The specialty of this international team based in Belgium is the extraordinary logistics. Or more simply put, they move people and equipment in, out and through difficult places, and have some knowledge about aviation. As you can guess, their experience is very useful ! To see more.
This big NGO, based in Paris, carries the status of public utility. It has always been involved in local communities with development initiatives, and promotes useful adventures through film festivals. Their worldwide experience in local collaboration and their great knowledge about development is already very useful for our objectives ! To see more.
The sponsors that make this adventure happen
Public Institutions & Associations
1 - Follow & share our initiative
Through your favorite social media or by email, follow us and share your thoughts about our projects ! By showing your support, you will be part of our fan community. Ad we love our community.
If you like what we do and would like to support us, there are so many ways to do it !
We need your support to keep going !
2 - Discover our production
We wrote (in french) a first book about the first adventure, and the others are coming soon ! We also edited different movies, which are sold to TVS and are available in DVD !
To help us and discover more deeply our actions, you can buy the books & DVDs. And do not forget to bring them with you when we meet, to get an autograph !
3 - Donate
We are non profit, and what you see is only voluntary work. To do it, we use all our free time and take special vacations from our jobs. The beneficiaries (scientists and teachers) don't pay us for our work, so we only depend on private sponsors.
With your help, we could change the world ! Even few pennies are already a great help, and show us we should continue.
If you want to become a big contributor, some (french) TAX CUTS are available, and a whole COMMUNICATION PLAN is offered and can be discussed to follow your needs. Contact us for more information.
Contact with social medias :
You work in EDUCATION ? You work in SCIENCE ? You work for a public or private institution that could FINANCE our action ? You PRODUCE a material or a technique we could use ? You work in the MOVIE Industry ? Then we have to talk...
Anyway, if you have a question, wish to be part of our team or wish to suggest anything to us... There is always a good reason to contact here ! Drop us a line !