France Tour 2013 Page 3

Montceau-les-Mines - Pouilloux Airfield
Lyon-Corbas Airfield
Ailes Anciennes de Corbas
Aeroclub de Corbas Villeurbanne
Espaces Aero Lyon Corbas
Aeroretro, Saint Rambert d'Albon
Saint-Rambert-d'Albon Airfield


Aéro-Club du Bassin Minier, Montceau-les-Mines - Pouilloux Airfield

A friendly little club with active restoration/preservation activity.

Aircraft Markings Thumbs Notes
Aero Services Guépard Super Guepard 912 21-ADY  
Dassault MD312 Flamant 191  
Dassault MD312 Flamant 237 319-DM F-AZFE French Air Force
Dassault Mirage IIIE 521 3-XL French Air Force
Jodel D112 F-PFCZ  
Jodel D112 F-PIIM  
Jodel D113D F-POIH  
Jodel DR220 F-BOKJ  
Jodel DR221 F-BPKP  
Jodel DR1050 F-PRYG  
Max Holste MH1521M Broussard 151 307-FG F-GHFG French Air Force
Morane-Saulnier MS733 Alcyon 145 F-BNEF  
Pennec SP-2 Gaz'aile F-PBDF  
Robin (Apex) DR400-140B Major 80 F-GRPF  
Robin DR400-120 Petit Prince F-GGJI  
Robin DR400-160 Major 80 F-GDEJ  


Lyon-Corbas Airfield

A busy airfield with a model aircraft runway, parachuting, gliding, flying clubs and a splendid military aircraft museum.

Aircraft Markings Thumbs Notes
Pilatus PC-6-B2-H4 Turbo-Porter F-GKDN  
Socata Rallye 180T, Grob 103A Twin II Acro-40 F-BLIL, T87 F-CFYG  
Yakovlev Yak-18T RA3315K  


Ailes Anciennes de Corbas

An active restoration organisation - they have just flown their painstakingly-restored T-6.

Aircraft Markings Thumbs Notes
Auster J-1 Autocrat F-PAGD MZ221 RAF
Cessna L-19 O-1E Bird Dog 51-4754 DPF F-GDPF French Air Force
Dassault MD312 Flamant 189 G F-AZVG French Air Force
Dassault MD312 Flamant 232  
Nord 1203 Norecrin III 180 F-BEUS French Air Force
North American T-6B 41-17207 CR311 F-AZTL This was USAF T-6B 41-17207 then modified by France to T-6G 51-15102. Now restored to original condition.


Aéroclub de Corbas Villeurbanne

They are very proud of the paint jobs they do on their aircraft.

Aircraft Markings Thumbs Notes
DRL S-250 F-PSJP  
Evans VP-1 Volksplane F-PYEQ  
Robin DR315 Petit Prince F-BRTP  
Robin DR400-120 Dauphin 2+2 F-GCRX  
Robin DR400-125 F-BVCY  
Robin DR400-160 Chevalier F-GCAH  
Robin DR400-180 Regent F-GIKD  


Espaces Aéro Lyon Corbas

Military aviation museum with an active restoration programme. The fact that the maritime patrol Nord 262 was open for inspection was an unexpected treat.

Aircraft Markings Thumbs Notes
Aerospatiale (Nord) N262E Frégat 60 French Navy
Breguet 1050 Alize 47  
Canadair T-33AN Silver Star 3 21013 314-YZ French Air Force
Dassault Etendard IVM 34 French Navy
Dassault Mirage F1C-200 EQ-30 French Air Force
Dassault Mirage IIIR 02 French Air Force
Dassault Mirage IIIR 335  
Dassault Mirage IVP 28 BA French Air Force
Dassault Mystere IVA 245 8-NN French Air Force
Dechaux Helicop-Jet F-WZJO A four-bladed tip-jet rotor powered by an Astazou II turbine, this was the 2nd prototype, first flown in 1984
Fouga CM170 Magister 85  
Max Holste MH1521C Broussard 299 HUO F-GHUO French Air Force
Morane-Saulnier MS733 Alcyon 67  
Nord 1101 Noralpha (Ramier I) 123 3S-12 French Navy
Sepecat Jaguar A 141 French Air Force
Sepecat Jaguar E 37 7-HZ French Air Force 30 years of the Jaguar livery
Sud Aviation SE-3130 Alouette II AHS French Army
Zipfel 1908 biplane model   Armand Zipfel was the sixth person to fly in France. He demonstrated his aircraft around Europe in 1908/9.


Aérorétro, Saint-Rambert-d'Albon

Lots of flying rarities here, including the Yak-18A that we saw later at Saint-Junien.

Aircraft Markings Thumbs Notes
Caudron C275 Luciole F-AZAL  
Caudron C600 Aiglon F-PGOI  
De Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk 8 F-AZVA WB739 RAF
De Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk E F-AZSM WP914 RAF
Santos Dumont Demoiselle 1908   I think this is an original
ERCO 415-CD Ercoupe F-AZOV  
Let C-11 (Yakovlev Yak-11) 60 F-AZJB Markings of a Yak-3 of the French Normandie-Niemen squadron in the Russian Air Force.
Mignet HM14 Pou-du-Ciel    
Morane-Saulnier MS315 254 F-AZAH MO34 French Air Force
Morane-Saulnier MS500 Criquet EB+U F-AZDA Luftwaffe
Nord 1101 Noralpha 77 BZ French Navy
Nord 3202 F-AZEY  
Nord NC858S F-BFSY Air France livery
North American AT-6B Texan Zero F-AZRO 3443 Japanese Air Force markings
North American T-6G (SNJ-5 Texan) F-AZBL 90669 TA-669 USAF
Pilatus P-2-05 F-AZCC Luftwaffe livery
Piper J-3 Cub F-BBTD  
Scottish Aviation Bulldog T1 2 F-AZKI XX615 RAF
Scottish Aviation Bulldog T1 U F-AZKJ XX555 RAF
SIPA S903 99 F-AZEK Of 113 built, this is one of three remaining in France.
Socata TB-30 Epsilon 47 315-VT French Air Force
Yakovlev Yak-18A 7 F-AZFG Russian Air Force. We saw this a few days later at the Saint-Junien airshow (Page 6).


Saint-Rambert-d'Albon Airfield

Some interesting aircraft around the field.

Aircraft Markings Thumbs Notes
B&F Fk14 Polaris 26UB  
CAP 10C F-GYIT  
CASA 1131E (Bucker Jungmann) F-AZVS  
Columbia 350 N13331  
Europa F-PBBG  
Jodel D92 Bebe F-PYBA  
Jodel D113 F-PIYT  
Jodel D150-120 Mascaret F-PIRI  
Magni Gyro M-16 Tandem Trainer 26AEN  
Piel CP605 F-PYIX  
Robin DR400-120 Dauphin 2+2 F-GSKX  
Robin DR400-140B Major 80 F-GFXX  
Tecnam P92 Echo Classic 74AEI  
Tecnam P2002 Sierra 26YG  
Yakovlev Yak-18T HA-CBG Russian Air Force markings
Zenith CH-701 26MY  

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