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Video: Mosquito .75 accident aftermath

Source: Panoranews

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Crewmember seriously injured in Mosquito 3/4 replica accident in France

In yet another incident in just a few days, a crewmember has been seriously injured in the accident of the Mosquito .75, a 3/4-scale de Havilland Mosquito replica built by RRAA (Reconstructions et répliques d’avions anciens). After a safe landing at Fontenay-le-Comte, the aircraft is reported to have flipped over while taxiing. Source: Ouest France

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Video: Memorial Flight LVG C.VI in flight

Memorial Flight has uploaded a video of its LVG C.VI reproduction flying with an original Benz Bz.IV engine, above la Ferté Alais airfield in France. The aircraft was built by the Memorial Flight Association in France, for The Vintage Aviator Collection based in New-Zealand. More details and pictures of the build on Memorial Flight’s website …

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Yak-3 crashes in France, pilot and passenger unhurt

This afternoon, the Yakolev Yak-3 F-AZZV crashed in Dijon, France. The pilot and his passenger are reportedly unhurt. According to available information, the aircraft could not be stopped during its landing run. Available pictures show that the aircraft suffered extensive damage: the main landing gear and propeller were sheared from the aircraft, while the engine …

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First flight of the Replic’Air Morane-Saulnier Type G in France

The Morane-Saulnier Type G replica built by the French association Replic’Air made its maiden flight in the early evening of Saturday August 10th at Auch-Gers airport. The pilot for the flight was Christophe Marchand, and everything was reported as working well. A second flight was made with Nils Harald Hansen, and more test flights are …

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Morane-Saulnier Type G replica to cross the Mediterranean

The French association Replic’Air recently finished the construction of a Morane-Saulnier Type G replica, which will be used to cross the Mediterranean sea on September 22, to commemorate the first crossing of that body of water by Roland Garros in 1913. The replica is powered by a Rotec engine, which is similar to the original …

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Chipmunk WZ877 flies again in France

The de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk WZ877 (F-AZLI) flew for the first time in La Rochelle, France, on June 23. The aircraft had been sold from RAF stock in 1996 but had never flown again. Bought in 2010 by MM. Gilles Carter and Patrick Pierre-Pierre, pilot for the first flight, it was restored to airworthy …

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French Spitfire PR.19 damaged upon landing

On July 5, Supermarine Spitfire PR.19 (F-AZJS) was damaged upon landing. According to some sources, the aircraft was landing after having experienced engine problems. On this YouTube video, it can be seen nearly nosing over on touchdown. The propeller was shattered, and the engine will have to be inspected for shock damage. Aside from this, …

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Henri Bourrassier †

We are saddened to learn the death of Henri Bourrassier, who passed away on April 6. Henri Bourrassier flew the B-26 Marauder with the Free French  “Bretagne” bomber group during World War Two. He later flew Dakotas and Noratlas transport aircraft for the French Air Force in during the wars in Indochina and Algeria. He …

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Breguet Alizé to fly in France

The association Breguet Alizé, which is mostly composed of former French Navy personnel, has been working for the last few months on restoring their Breguet Alizé ASW aircraft back to flying status. Engine runs and taxiing tests began at the end of 2012 and the association has now received permission to make test flights with …

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Roland de la Poype †

Roland de la Poype, a French ace of the Normandie-Niémen group, died aged 92 at Saint-Tropez in Southern France on 23 October. Roland Paulze d’Ivoy de la Poype, Compagnon de la Libération and Hero of the Soviet Union, was one of the first Frenchmen to rejoin General de Gaulle in June 1940. He volunteered to …

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NA-64 Yale to be restored to airworthiness in France

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 …

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Pilot killed in Fokker Dr.I replica crash (updated)

The pilot of a Fokker Dr. I triplane replica (F-AZAQ) was killed this afternoon in the crash of his aircraft. The aircraft was being displayed as part of the Couhé-Vérac meeting in Charente, France. The pilot, whose identity has not been disclosed, was a 66 years old man and lived near Paris. The accident took …

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Video: first flight of Memorial Flight’s Sopwith 1B2 1½ Strutter

Memorial Flight has posted a video of the first flight of its  Sopwith 1B2 1½ Strutter, which flew on April 30. More information is available on Memorial Flight’s website. Comme promis, l’équipe de Mémorial Flight vient de diffuser une vidéo plus étoffée du premier vol de son Sopwith 1B2 1½ Strutter, qui a eu lieu …

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Restored Sopwith 1B2 1½ Strutter flies in France

The Sopwith 1B2 1½ Strutter restored by the French association Memorial Flight made its first flights on Monday, April 30, according to the association’s blog, where several pictures of the flights can be seen The two first flights were made with a crew of one then two members and lasted 25 minutes. The aircraft was …

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