Luton, Paris/Charles de Gaulle, Le Bourget, Creteil, Paris/Orly, Paray-Vieille-Poste, La Ferte-Alais, Etampes/Mondesir & Orleans/Bricy – Sunday 20th October 2019 (Grant Robinson)

Hi all,

The opportunity came about to visit the Conservatoire d’Aeronefs non Operationnels Preserves et Exposes musem at Chateaudun and so two days were set aside to do this and the Musée Volant Salis at La Ferte-Alais.

First stop was Luton. On this occasion, the bizjets were spurned in favour of allowing enough time to board G-EZBX towards Charles de Gaulle…..

4X-EHD, Boeing 737 NG 958ER/W, El Al Israel Airlines (41555)
G-EZBX, Airbus A319 111, easyJet Airline (3137)
N789RR, Bombardier Global Express XRS (9387)


On picking up the hire van at Charles de Gaulle, a few items were noted as we left the airport heading towards Le Bourget.

081, Airbus A340-212, ET 03.060, F-RAJB, French Air Force (0081)
418, Airbus A310-304, ET 03.060, F-RADC, French Air Force (418)
422, Airbus A310-304, ET 03.060, F-RADB, French Air Force (422)
B-16731, Boeing 777 300ER, EVA Air (41824)
B-2023, Boeing 777 39PER, China Eastern Airlines (43275)
CN-MBH, Boeing 747 8Z5 BBJ, Royal Moroccan Air Force (37500)
EI-FPK, Bombardier CRJ 900 LR NG, Scandinavian Airlines System (15428)
EW-532PO, Embraer EMB-195 LR, Belavia (19000765)
HS-TKU, Boeing 777 3D7ER, Thai Airways International (42110)
SP-LWG, Boeing 737 NG 86N/W, LOT Polish Airlines (36827)
VP-BTK, Airbus A321 211SL, Aeroflot Russian Airlines (7934)


Le Bourget was as busy as ever and we got what we could in the rain.

7T-VNC, Cessna Citation Excel (560-6171)
9H-GPS, Cessna Citation Excel (560-5249)
9H-VPB, Canadair Challenger 605 (5715)
A9C-BRN, Gulfstream G550 (5242)
C-FFCD, Bombardier Global 5000 (9188)
C-GWHF, Bombardier Global Express XRS (9407)
CN-FCC, Beech 350 B350 (FL-759)
CN-MMH, Gulfstream G650, Royal Moroccan Air Force (6311)
CN-TJE, Cessna Citation CJ1 (525-0693)
EC-LYL, Cessna Citation Excel (560-6153)
F-GMTJ, Cessna Citation Mustang (510-0222)
F-GPGA, Hawker 900XP (HA-0205)
F-GVMI, Bombardier Global 6000 (9456)
F-HASJ, Cessna Citation Mustang (510-0072)
F-HATV, Cessna Citation Latitude (680A-0152)
F-HBTV, Cessna Citation M2 (525-0918)
F-HEND, Cessna Citation Mustang (510-0161)
F-HERE, Cessna Citation Mustang (510-0194)
F-HGPG, Cessna Citation CJ1 (525-0102)
F-HIBF, Cessna Citation Mustang (510-0262)
F-HJCD, Dassault Falcon 2000LX S (288)
F-HJNT, Dassault Falcon 8X (404)
G-SDRY, Cessna Citation CJ4 (525C0134)
LX-AMG, Bombardier Global Express XRS (9286)
LX-GJC, Airbus A318 112 Elite (3100)
LX-JFS, Pilatus PC-XII 47E (1314)
LX-JFX, Pilatus PC-XII 47E (1510)
LX-WJB, Honda Aircraft Honda Jet HA-420 (42000035)
M-ABJL, Gulfstream G650 (6198)
M-AZIA, Cessna Citation CJ4 (525C0009)
M-OLLY, Cessna Citation CJ1 (525-0544)
N25HL, Gulfstream G550 (5066)
N288DG, Bombardier Global 6000 (9546)
N2N, Gulfstream G650 (6298)
N319CF, Dassault Falcon 50EX (319)
N339JM, Gulfstream G550 (5178)
N59978, Bombardier Challenger 350 (20649)
N70EW, Bombardier Global 6000 (9649)
N717FM, Dassault Falcon 2000 (75)
N935EF, Cessna Citation Latitude (680A-0075)
OH-JRD, Pilatus PC-XII 47E (1024)
PP-DBS, Dassault Falcon 7X (237)
PR-CBY, Embraer Legacy 650 (14501187)
PR-FIS, Bombardier Global 6000 (9653)
PR-SVN, Dassault Falcon 7X (47)
T7-MAX, Dassault Falcon 900EX (18)
VT-AKU, Dassault Falcon 900EX EASy (177)
YU-TBA, Cessna Citation Excel (560-6249)


Next stop was Creteil for a Magister that I needed.

19, Fouga CM.170R Magister, On Display, French (19)


As we were heading South towards La Ferte-Alais, Orly was visited to see if there any military items in plus some of the guys wanted to see the small collection at the Musée Delta which is located just outside the airport perimeter.

7T-VJN, Boeing 737 NG 8D6/W, Air Algerie (30206)
7T-VKQ, Boeing 737 NG 800/W, Air Algerie (60753)
CN-RGU, Boeing 787 8, Royal Air Maroc (36109)
CN-ROP, Boeing 737 NG 8B6/W, Royal Air Maroc (33066)
CS-TNT, Airbus A320 214SL, TAP Air Portugal (4095)
EC-HUH, Airbus A321 212, Iberia (1021)
EC-MJR, Airbus A321 231SL, Vueling Airlines (6933)
EC-MVM, Airbus A320 232, Vueling Airlines (2747)
F-AZTE, Douglas DC-3 (9172)
F-GHED, Douglas DC-9 83, Air Lib (49576)
F-GRZM, Bombardier CRJ 700, Air France HOP! (10263)
F-GRZO, Bombardier CRJ 700, Air France HOP! (10265)
F-GSQP, Boeing 777 328ER, Air France (35676)
F-GZHY, Boeing 737 NG 8K2/W, Transavia France (41344)
F-HHUB, Airbus A330 223, Air Caraibes (343)
F-HLVM, Airbus A330 202, Level (1882)
F-HLVN, Airbus A330 202, Level (1936)
F-HOPN, ATR 72 600, Air France HOP! (1288)
F-HPTP, Airbus A330 323E, Air Caraibes (1265)
F-HPUJ, Airbus A330 323E, Air Caraibes (1727)
F-HREU, Airbus A350 941, French Bee (5)
F-HSEA, Boeing 747 422, Corsair International (26877)
F-HSKY, Airbus A330 343E, Corsair International (1359)
F-HTRE, Airbus A350 941, Air Caraibes (327)
F-HZEN, Airbus A330 343E, Corsair International (1376)
(SU-DAS), Airbus A300 B4-203 (145)
TS-IFN, Airbus A330 243, Tunisair (1641)

On display at Musée Delta:
F-WTSA, Aerospatiale/BAC Concorde 100, Musée Delta (102)
245/13-RB, Dassault Mirage IIIB-RV, Musée Delta, French (245)
352/33-TA, Dassault Mirage IIIRD, Musée Delta, French (352)
530/4-BJ, Dassault Mirage IIIE, Musée Delta, French (530)


A quick visit was paid to Paray-Vieille-Poste, again on the perimeter of Orly airport. Some good views looking across to the airport can be had here as well as this Etendard that is on display within the park.

3, Dassault Etendard IVM, On Display, French (03)


Then it was off to the mighty La Ferte-Alais and the Musée Volant Salis. This was to be my fourth visit here and the place doesn’t lose its magic with some very nice French aviation heritage to be seen. Last time I visited was in 2013 for the airshow that is usually held every May and you get to see most of this collection either outside on static or flying along with lots more visiting heritage.

My pictures can be seen at:

F-AZAV, Albatros C.1 replica, Musée Volant Salis (005)
02, Avions Mudry CAP.20, Musée Volant Salis, F-AZOE, French (02)
F-HLOS/N2913B, Beechcraft D.18S, Musée Volant Salis (A-963)
F-AZEJ/22429/V, Beechcraft E.18S, Musée Volant Salis (BA-359)
F-AZBA, Bleriot XI replica, Musée Volant Salis (1)
F-AZDX/48846/DS-M, Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress, Musée Volant Salis (8246)
F-AZJR/4273/741, Boeing-Stearman PT-13D Kaydet, Musée Volant Salis (75-5656)
N43SV/796, Boeing-Stearman PT-13D Kaydet, Musée Volant Salis (75-5541)
F-HIZI, Boeing-Stearman PT-17 Kaydet, Musée Volant Salis (75-548)
F-AYBF/E2262/A-6, Bristol F.2b Fighter replica, Musée Volant Salis (C794)
F-PBSE, CASA 1-131E Jungmann, Musée Volant Salis (2224)
F-AZTT, CASA 1-131E Jungmann, Musée Volant Salis (2241)
F-AZJU/AZ+JU, CASA 352L (Junkers Ju 52/3m), Musée Volant Salis (103)
F-AZMB, Caudron G.III replica, Musée Volant Salis (SA-33)
124724/NP-22, Chance-Vought F4U-5NL Corsair, Musée Volant Salis, F-AZEG, United States (unknown)
NC4418, Curtiss-Wright Travel Air 4000, Musée Volant Salis (378)
F-AZCA, de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide, Musée Volant Salis (6541)
290, Dewoitine D.27, Musée Volant Salis, F-AZJD, French (SA-290/322)
F-AZXB, Donnet Leveque Type C replica, Musée Volant Salis (unknown)
F-AYEA, Extra EA.230, Musée Volant Salis (unknown)
no marks, Focke-Achgelis Fa 330A-1 Bachstelze, German (unknown)
F-AZLM/4400/18, Fokker D.VII F replica, Musée Volant Salis (01-MF)
F-AZPQ/152/17, Fokker DR.1 replica, Musée Volant Salis (002)
F-AYDR, Fokker DR.1 replica, Musée Volant Salis (unknown)
D-125, Hatry-Opel-Sander RAK-1 replica, Musée Volant Salis (unknown)
(51-16120), Hiller UH-12A Raven, United States (274)
F-PRJJ, Leopoldoff L.55 Colibri, Musée Volant Salis (LF-01-93)
254, Morane Saulnier MS.315, Musée Volant Salis, F-AZAH, French (6508/254)
F-AZMS/7, Morane-Saulnier H replica, Musée Volant Salis (22.01)
F-AZAJ/43/5, Morane-Saulnier MS.138 EP-2, Musée Volant Salis (3220/138)
F-AZAZ, Morane-Saulnier MS.185, Musée Volant Salis (3672/01)
F-AZAK, Morane-Saulnier MS.230, Musée Volant Salis (403)
F-BCNL, Morane-Saulnier MS.317, Musée Volant Salis (6527/273)
F-BGUV, Morane-Saulnier MS.317, Musée Volant Salis (6551/297)
F-AZCP, Morane-Saulnier MS.502 Criquet, Musée Volant Salis (320/99)
F-AZRA/2E+RA, Morane-Saulnier MS.505 Criquet, Musée Volant Salis (2039/14)
F-AZNF/69, Naval Aircraft Factory N3N-3, Musée Volant Salis (2909)
15/ZIY, Nord N.3202, Musée Volant Salis, F-AZIY, French (15)
F-AZZM/170, North American AT-6B Texan/Zero, Musée Volant Salis (SA-32)
F-HLEA/56, North American AT-6G Texan, Musée Volant Salis (168-160)
115237/OH, North American T-6G Texan, Musée Volant Salis, F-AZBQ, French (182-535)
F-AZCE/+7, Pilatus P-2-06, Musée Volant Salis (72)
NC91944, Piper J-3C-65 Cub, Musée Volant Salis (18445)
F-PBEF, Piper SA-18A-125 Super Cub, Musée Volant Salis (01)
F-AZDB/9 black, Polikarpov Po-2W, Musée Volant Salis (045)
2650, Royal Aircraft Factory BE.2C replica, United Kingdom (unknown)
F-AZCN/V, Royal Aircraft Factory SE.5A replica, Musée Volant Salis (2)
F-AZCY/A8898, Royal Aircraft Factory SE.5A replica, Musée Volant Salis (3)
91-YJ, SAN Jodel D.9 Bebe, Musée Volant Salis (758)
F-AZZG/4, Schneider DFS 108-14 SG-38 Schulgleiter, Musée Volant Salis (20.24)
F-AZNM/3214, Sopwith 1B2 1½ Strutter, Musée Volant Salis (2897)
F-AZFP/S3836/5, SPAD XIII C.1, Musée Volant Salis (4377)
F-GPJS, Stinson SR-10C Reliant, Musée Volant Salis (3-5846)
F-AEIZ, type unknown, Musée Volant Salis (unknown)

Elsewhere around the airfield:
F-BRHU, Piper PA-28R-180 Cherokee Arrow (28R-30721)
F-GHBV, Aerospatiale Squirrel / Fennec AS.350 B (1544)
F-GNJR, Diamond Aircraft DA40 Diamond Star DA40 (40.064)


As we continued South, we passed Etampes/Mondesir and so a quick stop was made. As the weather was grotty, very little was outside.

F-GDLS, Piper PA-38 Tomahawk 112 Tomahawk (38-80A0093)
F-GFBT, Beech Bonanza V35B (D-9727)
F-GNNO, Robin HR.200 120B (283)
F-GYBB, Robin DR.400 120 Dauphin 2+2 (2548)


Last stop of the day was Orleans/Bricy. The main runway here appeared to be out of action with contractors and big red illuminated X signs being visible at either end? There were lots more withdrawn from service C-160 Transalls in various states of disrepair, dotted around this large airfield. Most escaped identification due to the rubbish weather which had really closed in.

0037, Airbus A400M, ET 01.061, F-RBAJ, French Air Force (037)
0053, Airbus A400M, ET 01.061, F-RBAK, French Air Force (053)
R12/61-MG, Trans Alliance C-160R, Stored, French Air Force (12)
R48/61-MT, Trans Alliance C-160R, Stored, French Air Force (48)
R92/61-ZJ, Trans Alliance C-160R, Stored, French Air Force (92)
R159/61-ZY, Trans Alliance C-160R, Stored, French Air Force (159)

Best regards,

Grant Robinson