This Noratlas was delivered to the Armée de l'Air on 22 Dec 1954 and struck off charge on 4 June 1976 with 10,284 flying hours. During that time it served with nine units, the last of which was the storage handling unit Entrepôt de l'Armée de l'Air 601 (EAA 601) in May and June 1976. In this photo it carries their designation on the fin. The aircraft was transferred to the Musée de l'Air at Le Bourget and trucked there on 4 June 1976. On 22 July 1987 it was trucked to the Stade de la Rose des Vents stadium for display, as seen here. Fake code "50-CB" was never carried and its origins are unclear.
By 2014 these nice French markings had been replaced by much more common USAAF markings. Neither scheme reflects the aircraft's true identity, which is ex USAAF 42-44467 and Belgian Air Force H-61 / H-103. It became F-BJBM in Oct 1959 (used for Air France pilot training), then F-AZRD in Feb 1998. The latter date is also when it received the markings seen here.
This Beech 18 is ex F-BHMM, which was briefly based at Lognes in the early 2000s and ended up stored here in late 2003. Its registration was cancelled on 8 Mar 2005 as having been exported to the USA, but apparently those plans fell through because in 2006 it had registration F-AZZF reserved for it. However, even though it was painted as such, it was never officially registered with that reg. This Beech was last seen at Lognes in May 2011, and its current whereabouts are unclear. On 14 Aug 2014 the registration F-AZZF was allocated to a CASA 1-131E Jungmann.
This Antonov's CofA expired on 23 Sep 2004, and its registration was cancelled from the Polish register on 28 Mar 2008. It disappeared from Lognes in 2013, and in May 2014 it re-appeared on display at the "Parc du Petit Prince" theme park just south of Ungersheim near the French-German border.
This Deux-Ponts (double decker) was delivered to Air France in Jul 1953 as F-BASS, and transferred to the Armée de l'Air in June 1964 as 306/82-PP. Withdrawn from use in Aug 1967 and stored at Le Bourget. In 1968 the aircraft was acquired by Jean-Claude Savigny (on behalf of the Aéro-club Etienne-Boileau), dismantled at Le Bourget and trucked to Fontenay-Trésigny. In 1984 the aeroclub changed its name to Aéro-club de Chaubuisson, and in that same year they converted their Deux-Ponts into a bar/restaurant. The fictitious registration F-BACC was then chosen to show the initials of the aeroclub's new name.
A post-war 1949-built Texan in fake wartime USAAF markings it never carried, but showing its is actual former post-war USAF serial 49-3056 and with a small "Miss Léa" nose art. It's also ex Spanish Air Force C.6-188 and AE.6-188. Flown as F-AZMP by AJBS since 1998, but became F-HLEA with the Aero Vintage Academy on 29 May 2013.
Operated by Centre National d'Études des Télécommunications (CNET) as 13142 / F-SEBD since 1964, until transferred to Amicale Jean-Baptiste Salis (AJBS) on 24 May 1980. In 1981 it was allocated registration F-BLOZ, but this was not taken up. In the mid 1980s it became a static exhibit at La Ferté-Alais, and in 1989 it was used in the movie "Suivez Cet Avion", painted with "Honeymoon Airways" titles. In the 1990s the C-47 was painted in USAAF markings with various fake serials, first 315111, then 315101 and finally as seen here, as 313142 (based on the c/n). In 2015 a new restoration project was started for this aircraft.
Statically preserved at La ferté-Alais since at least 1992, owned by Amicale Jean-Baptiste Salis. Previously operated by Centre d'Essais en Vol (CEV) with callsign F-ZVOH, thr last two of which are still carried on the rear fuselage.
This Aéronautique Navale C-47 had been withdrawn from use by the mid 1980s, and was preserved at Nimes-Garons by 1986. It is seen here 23 years later, on display along the D42 road on the northwest side of the airbase in great early evening light. But it is no longer there. In early May 2010 the aircraft was dismantled and trucked off to Lorient airbase, where it arrived on May 6th. Following some restoration work and a repaint it had been placed on display at the base by September 2010.
An interesting Beech 1900 without titles but carrying a French roundel on the fin. This aircraft was operated by Twin Jet for the Police aux Frontières using Sécurité Civile pilots. Apologies for the fence.