Bordeaux/Mérignac (Conservatoire de l’Air et de l’Espace d’Aquitaine) – Saturday 18th May 2019 (Grant Robinson)

Hi all,

There was a problem for some of our group in not being able to access the Conservatoire de l’Air et de l’Espace d’Aquitaine due to permission to visit being refused by the military. Our guide tried to get around this but this was compounded by the actions of some “British idiots” – Guides words, not mine. Apparently the last people let around before us, were rude to the guide and military staff and refused to pay.

My group were on their best behaviour and enjoyed a very thorough and informative tour around all the aircraft hidden from view within the base hangar. We engaged with our guide and hosts in the hangar and all paid our way as it should be and hopefully we left a better impression than the people before us……

My pictures can be seen at;


On display with base:

11/AJ, Dassault Mirage IVP, On Display, French Air Force (11)


Conservatoire de l’Air et de l’Espace d’Aquitaine hangar:

165, Aerospatiale SA.321G Super Frelon, French (165)
182, Aerospatiale SE.3130 Alouette II, French (1112/M182/C24)
(2084), Aerospatiale SA.3160 Alouette III, French (2084)
4, Beechcraft JRB-4 Expeditor, French (7849)
50, Breguet 1050 Alize, French (50)
F-ZBBW/47, Canadair CL-215 (1047)
21049, Canadair T-33AN Silver Star 3, French (T33-049)
62/GU, Cessna FTB.337G Super Skymaster, French (62)
40, Dassault Etendard IVM, French (40)
F-WMSH, Dassault Falcon 20C (1)
F-WAMD, Dassault Falcon 30 (01)
F-WNDB, Dassault Falcon 50 (1)
202, Dassault Flament, French (202)
204/DG, Dassault Mirage IIIB, French (204)
(2), Dassault Mirage IIIC, French (2)
560, Dassault Mirage IIIE, French (560)
(605), Dassault Mirage IIIE (nose), French (605)
56/CC, Dassault Mirage IVP, French (56)
4656, Dassault Mirage F.1BQ, Iraqi (unknown)
4662, Dassault Mirage F.1EQ, Iraqi (unknown)
B01, Dassault Mirage 2000-5, F-ZJTB, French (B01)
104/10-SQ, Dassault Mystere IIC, French (104)
299, Dassault Mystere IVA, French (299)
01, Dassault Mystere IV-N, French (01)
(232), Dassault Ouragan, French (232)
33, Dassault Super Etendard, French (33)
158/12-YP, Dassault Super Mystère B.2, French (158)
928, Douglas A-4SU Skyhawk, Republic of Singapore (12561)
44-35859/Y, Douglas B-26C Invader, F-UKEY, French (29138)
(F-CBRO), Fauvel AV.36 (115)
(1370)/320/11-OD, Fouga CM.170R Magister, Cameroon (370)
1371/ER, Fouga CM.170R Magister, Cameroon (371)
228/43-BU, Max Holste MH.1521M Broussard, French (281)
no marks, Mignet HM.14 Pou-Du-Ciel (130)
73/330-DF, Morane-Saulnier MS.760 Paris, French (73)
(F-BIFU), Nord N.1203 Norecrin II (368)
99/JBW, Nord N.3400, French (99)
282/BN, Nord NC.702 Martinet, F-ZJBN, French (282)
188/63-BU, Nord N.2501F Noratlas, French (188)
(43981)/81, North American SNJ-5 Texan, French (88-16323)
(E02)/E1/7-JH, SEPECAT Jaguar E, French (E02)
149, Sikorsky HSS-1N, French (SA149)
S115/2, SPAD VII replica, French (unknown)
636/920AW, Sud-Ouest SO.4050 Vautour IIB, French (112)
(R210), Trans Alliance C-160R (nose), French (213)
32, Vought F-8P Crusader, French (1249)
F-CDJN, Wassmer WA.22A Super Javelot (150)
(F-CCNB), Wassmer WA.30 Bijave (52)


Stored outside in restoration area:

(A151/11-RD), SEPECAT Jaguar A, French (A151)


Best regards,

Grant Robinson