|A Levy-Lepen flying boat on the river side|
|Monument des Aviateurs|
The Levy-Lepen flying boats used were of marginal quality; turned out in great numbers during WWI for use by inexperienced pilots. The challenges of operating an airline in tropical Africa, including re-attaching the fabric of the fuselage after each flight, were daunting. The line folded in June 1922 for lack of funds to purchase equipment that would be adequate to the conditions, but this experience would eventually lead in 1923 to the creation of Sabena, the Belgian Airline. Part of Sabena’s capital was provided by the colony and the first flight connecting Léopoldville to Belgium took place in 1925. It appears likely that Ave. Militaire became known as Ave. des Aviateurs after the inauguration of the aviators’ monument.
|Monument des Aviateurs viewed from Ave. Astrid (Lumpungu)|
|Monument de Liberte with Leopold II bust at the base|
|Leopold II statue on Place Leopold|
|Bust of Leopold II at the National Museum in Kinshasa|
|Inauguration of the Albert 1er statue on Ave. Militaire (Aviateurs)|
|Albert 1er statue -- Monument des Aviateurs was later erected at the end of the street|
|Leopold II statue at inauguration|
|L.D. Kabila monument and mausoleum in front of the President's Offices|
|Paul Panda Farnana|
|Monument du Souvenir|
|Monument du Souvenir -- note steam roller on Ave. Lippens (R)|
|Monument du Souvenir at the National Museum|
|"La Pleureuse" in front of the Supreme Court|
- Dillien, André. 2010. “LARA:ligne aérienne Roi Albert”, VTB-Magazine, Juillet-Septembre 2010.
- Mudimbe, V.Y. 1980. La Dépendance de l'Afrique et les moyens d'y remédier: Africa's dependence and the remedies, Agence de coopération culturelle et technique.
- Musée de Louvain-la-Neuve, 2008. Miettes d’archives, Octobre 2008. (muse.ucl.ac.be/medias/docs)