Mont-de-Marsan: Defend, Train, Innovate, A History of Air Base 118, “Colonel Rozanoff.”

2017/01/20
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Since the end of World War II, Air Base 118 (aka “Colonel Rozanoff” in French) in Mont-de-Marsan has remained closely linked to the history of French military aviation, in particular through teams of experts at the CEAM who are in contact with large aircraft manufacturers such as Dassault Aviation.

Since the end of World War II, Air Base 118 (aka “Colonel Rozanoff” in French) in Mont-de-Marsan has remained closely linked to the history of French military aviation, in particular through teams of experts at the CEAM who are in contact with large aircraft manufacturers such as Dassault Aviation.

The choice of the name “Rozanoff,” the first Frenchman to break the sound barrier in level flight and first colonel in command of the Air Force Military Experimentation Center (CEAM), sums up the ambitions of Air Base 118, a crucible of technical skill in futuristic systems and a showcase for the expertise of the Rafale program.

Yet it is the first time a document has retraced the history of this incredible air base, from its beginnings until the 2000s, using previously unpublished documents and photos.

144 pages, Privat Editions, ISBN: 978-2708992726

Mont-de-Marsan: Defend, Train, Innovate, A History of Air Base 118, “Colonel Rozanoff.”

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