2012 La Ferté Alais
40 km south of Paris is Musée Jean Baptiste Salis at Aérodrome La Ferté Alais. Every year at pentecost there is an airshow with more than 150 aircraft on display. This year it was organised for the 40th time. There are many historic aircraft, original or replicas like:
•F-AZPG Bleriot XI-2 (cn SA-29) This aircraft was built in the Amicale Jean-Baptiste Salis workshops in 1991 from original plans. It carries the markings of Adolphe Pegoud who was famous for being the first pilot to loop an aircraft.
•F-AZMS Morane type H13 1913 (rebuilt in 1990). With this aircraft Roland Garros crossed the Mediterranean sea in 1913 from Frejus to Bizerte in a flight of 700km (500 over the sea).
•F-AZFP/5 Memorial Flight SPAD S XIII C1.
•G-CDXR / 403/17 Fokker Dr.1 TriPlane it carries the markings (403/17) of Ltn Johann Janzen of Jasta 6, of JG1.
•F-AZVO Caudron C270 Luciole. •N28V Sikorsky S-38B Oza’s Ark or “The Flying Yacht” this is a perfectly build replica with partly original parts. Painting is an ode to Africa due to two flying adventurers Martin and Osa Johnson who flew such a plane during 1933 to 1936 while filming game.
.F-AZAJ/5 Morane Saulnier MS-138 replica built in 1980
.F-AZCY / A8898 Royal Aircraft Factory SE-5A (replica)
. N28V Sikorsky S-38B Oza’s Ark or “The Flying Yacht
. F-BCNL Morane-Saulnier MS-317
.Junkers (CASA) 352L (Ju-52) F-AZJU AZ+JU
.Polikarpov Po-2 F-AZDB/9 Used as a night ground attack plane during World War II. The 588th Night Bomber Regiment, composed of an all-women pilot and ground crew complement. The pilots nickname was “Night Witches”
.Let C11 F-AZNN/14
. Yakolev Yak-3U F-AZIM/27
. Yakolev Yak-3UA F-AZLY
. Supermarine Spitfire PR.19 F-AZJS PS890 / UM-E
.Morane-Saulnier MS-412 and Curtiss H75
.North American AT-6B Texan/Zero F-AZZM / 170 (cn SA-32) A Texan modified to resemble a Mitsubishi Zero
. N53018/164 Ryan PT-22 Recruit
. 31 Dassault Super Etendard IVM 17F
. Dassault Rafale C 113-HH Tigermeet 2012 tail from SPA162 French Air Force
All pictures courtesy of Zijde Aviation Photo and Publishing, Rob Vogelaar