Jump to content
This site uses cookies! Learn More

This site uses cookies!

You can find a list of those cookies here: mysite.com/cookies

By continuing to use this site, you agree to allow us to store cookies on your computer. :)

wekusta

French Eccentric's Private Air Museum

Recommended Posts

Here is a link to a Daily mail (sorry) article about 87-year-old Michel Pont's aircraft collection  - some nice photos included.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Andy, Thanks for the link. It's an impressive collection.

The Daily Mail comments on the pictures aren't quite so impressive though.

Apparently the French Navy developed the Crusader, and the Mig 15 was a straight winged fighter.

Journalists. Tsk!

What will become of the collection in the years to come, I wonder?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Apparently aluminium aircraft are not affected by being left out in all weathers.

Really?

:rofl: :rofl2:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pete,

 

Totally agree regarding the captions - missed the one regarding the Crusader but loved the fact that the Canadair Sabre was primarily used by the ...Canadians - one wonders how they worked that out, deep research? 

 

And yes #bentwaters81tfw Aluminium Aircraft being impervious to the weather - just look at them, absolutely agree :mental:.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 minutes ago, Vince1159 said:

Google the Chateau....

Great band! 

 

:coat:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Interesting article but it was kind of ruined by all the pop up video's that kept interrupting my read through. Thanks for posting it though. 

 

Dennis

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Known about this collection a long time ago. Went passed it one late evening on my way home from a trip to France in the 1980's!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They keep referring to World War 2 fighters. I don't see any.

 

Also, the Crusader was apparently used in the Korean War.

 

They got more wrong than they got right.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice collection....  does this mean that the 75th  largest airforce in the world belongs to an eccentric Frenchman ? :)

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I visited about 5 years ago. Feels half way between a scrap yard and a museum. Also in the Chateau is a collection of well over 1000 built kits !

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 29/08/2019 at 03:29, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Interesting article but it was kind of ruined by all the pop up video's that kept interrupting my read through. Thanks for posting it though. 

 

Dennis

 

Isn't it this place ? You may find more info ...

 

https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234938910-museum-or-graveyard/

 

Among them this presentation video (without interruption) :

https://www.chateau-savigny.com

 

I am sorry about some links that have been discarded.

 

AV O

Edited by AV O

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Much better video thank you for posting it. I find this in some ways good for the rare types yet sad for the condition of most of the aircraft. 

 

Dennis

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Much better video thank you for posting it. I find this in some ways good for the rare types yet sad for the condition of most of the aircraft. 

 

Dennis

Thank you for answering.

Post #20 in the link above gives the clue about the "no hangar" building.

 

AV O

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 8/28/2019 at 7:39 PM, Pete in Lincs said:

It's an impressive collection.

It's a collection yet for some reason if you collect things (with me it's diecast aircraft and trucks) you're either eccentric or a hoarder,talk about being labeled...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...