“Tour de Piste” Explores Angers-Marcé Airport

2016/04/19
Passion

The Aerostar TV channel is broadcasting the fourth episode of "Tour de Piste," a show that highlights various airdromes and airfields in France.

The Aerostar TV channel is broadcasting the fourth episode of “Tour de Piste,” a show that highlights various airdromes and airfields in France.

This time, journalist Magali Rebeaud takes us to Angers-Marcé airport, home to France’s second aerospace museum, with its collection of over 170 airplanes and gliders.

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Christian Ravel, the museum’s head of heritage and archives, shows her the invaluable work of numerous enthusiasts, who are giving a new lease on life to some of the airplanes and gliders that made aeronautics history.

The key exhibits include a model of the Avia (a 1930s glider used for single-seater gliding training), entirely built by museum volunteers. After over 10,000 hours of work, the glider made its first flight in 2010, a source of great pride for the team.

This “flying museum,” a treasure trove of memories, is also home to millions of aeronautics documents, including 200,000 photographs that illustrate the history of aviation.

Aerostar TV broadcasts programs around the clock for the general public, as well as for aeronautics fans. It is available via various ADSL packages and on the channel’s website.

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