AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

7 May 1942

Capt. Jean Assoland, French aviation pioneer, is shot down by British fighters over Madagascar. Jean Assoland (also known as Bernache-Assolant) began his military career with the French Navy. In 1924, at the age of 19, […]

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Dassault Rafale M

Dassault Rafale M (´15´, c/n 31), Flottille 12F, Aéronavale (French Naval Aviation), NATO Tiger Meet 2014, Fliegerhorst Schleswig/Jagel, June 2014. A French-made, twin-engine multirole fighter aircraft known as the Dassault Rafale was officially introduced in […]

AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

31 July 1944

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry took-off for his last flight, a reconnaissance mission over the Rhone Valley. Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger, comte de Saint-Exupéry – an aviator that needs no introduction. Who has not heard about ´The […]

AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

12 June 1909

The first passenger flight with two passengers performed by an aeroplane. The mentioned aircraft was Blériot XII, designed and built by the famous French aviation pioneer Louis Charles Joseph Blériot. He flew this new aeroplane […]

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Doflug D-3801 (M.S. 406)

Dornier Werke Altenrhein D-3801 (Swiss licence-manufactured Morane-Saulnier M.S. 406), HB-RCF, during a display at Flugtage Schupfart, Switzerland, in June/July 2018. Morane-Saulnier M.S. 406 was the first modern fighter aircraft of the French Air Force, introduced […]