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Aug 15 2012

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NA-64 Yale to be restored to airworthiness in France

An NA-64 Yale in RCAF colours at the Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum (Photo RuthAS)

The Musée Aéronautique de la Presqu’Ile Cote d’Amour (MAPICA) based at La Baule in France received a North American NA-64 Yale in January 2012 and is restoring it to airworthiness. Some fifteen NA-64 Yale are reported to be flying in the world today.

France was one of the major operators of the type, but only received 111 aircraft from an order of 230 before being invaded by Germany in 1940. The aircraft were seized by German forces and used for pilot training in Germany, while the remaining 119 aircraft of the order were diverted to the RCAF.

Source: Piloter Mag’s blog and MAPICA’s website.

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