The amazing Lobet Ganagobie Aircraft......
Lobet    Ganagobie Aircraft........experience the wonder of flight in a homebuilt Ganagobie ..
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Welcome to  the  original  LOBET Ganagobie Web site!
As the words of the song say, welcome to our world, the world of Sport Aircraft and the Homebuilt aircraft.This is where you can learn  about the fascinating story of the original Lobet Ganagobie Aircraft 01, flown 1953, the 02, 03, 04, 05,  data, photos,... follow the dream of two young  brothers  and  the  birth of the first  LOBET GANAGOBIE 01, to the RON BALLOU'S GANAGOBIE 04 & THE GANAGOBIE 05.......
GANAGOBIE is a small village in the south of France on the Napoleon road, so called when Napoleon took this road to the conquest of Spain.
In the very old provencal language, 'Ganagobie' means 'BIG FISH', refering to the flying fish of the river Durance. Unfortunately there are no more fish to be found in this river today. When the first 'GANAGOBIE' flew in 1953, the then young Lobet brothers, William and James, were very impatient to fly, and after a while they realized their aircraft had no name. Someone then suggested the name of 'GANAGOBIE' as the brothers had flown several times at the internationaly famous St Auban gliding center only a few kilometers away from the  GANAGOBIE village.
Today  ' GANAGOBIE' village is a tourist attraction because of its famous ancient Monastery.
Established in an unique site, on a tableland overlooking the Durance valley, halfway between Forcalquier and Sisteron.  Within reach: Le Prieure de Ganagobie is  in the Haute-Provence (04), North-East of Forcalquier, between Lurs and Peyruis. To have access by the small road D.30, from the N.96 at 6km south of Peyruis. Map Michelin 81, pli 16 at the center.  The Monastery of Ganagobie is a Carolingian foundation, but the buildings that are still standing are all of the Romanesque period. Founded about the middle of the 10th century by the Bishop of Sisteron. The Ganagobie village of course benefits from this historic tourist spot.
Those interested in Provencal romane Architecture, can obtain a small book of 60. pages, with 30 photos of the Ganagobie Monastery in French, English and German, see  link below:.
GANAGOBIE   MONASTERY
This site was last updated on: January 20, 2016
MESSIEURS WILLIAM AND JAMES LOBETS FIRST GANAGOBIE 01-LILLE-FRANCE 1953
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COPYRIGHT:  JAMES LOBET, GANAGOBIE Designer is the sole owner of the COPYRIGHT of all, products, goods, designs, etc., under LOBET GANAGOBIE AIRCRAFT, all rights reserved. RESOLUTION ADOPTED AT INTERPOL GENERAL ASSEMBLY, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, 8, 1977.  Any authorization to sell plans, goods, products, models, cdrom, dvds, etc., has to be in writing to the designers name, (James E. Lobet ) royalties apply.  Some arrangement can be done for the individual ie., building a model Ganagobie for his/her private use only  and not to sell on.
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JAMES AND FRIEND AT WAIHI BEACH AIRPORT NEW ZEALAND PUTTING THE GANAGOBIE MOUSEBIRD THROUGH ITS PACES ....text.
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