The members of the affiliation Les Ailes Anciennes offered this Thursday the Voodoo, an American fighter from the Second World War, in addition to a Transall recovered and meant for the Aeroscopia museum. The Consul General of the United States and different distinguished company had been current, the event to have fun the 246th anniversary of independence
the United States.
The unveiling of the McDonnell F-101B Voodoo fighter jet, restored by members
of the Association des Ailes Anciennes, passed off this Thursday at the finish of the afternoon. For the event,
the nationwide anthems accompanied by a speech by the president of the affiliation and the Consul of the United States had been heard. This was adopted by the symbolic chopping of the twine. The venture was the topic of a big and lengthy restoration from 2005. This typical American fighter was utterly renovated by 80 lively volunteers “who struggle without
count” declared the vice-president of the affiliation, Jean-Claude Cathala. He arrived in
December 1990, throughout the Gulf War, from the Davis Monthan base. The Voodoo belongs to the US Air Force museum in Ohio. “It was entrusted to us and our association had great pleasure in preserving this American plane,” continues the Vice-President. The gadget was transported by the French Navy. Its restoration is mechanical and aesthetic.
Only, to be began, the aircraft would must be re-equipped. “This Voodoo is a small piece of aviation history,” mentioned Kristen Grauer, Consul General of the United States in France, cheerfully.
Aéroscopia supported by associations
For greater than 40 years, the affiliation Ailes Anciennes has been recovering and restoring quite a few gadgets. “The Aeroscopia museum was launched thanks to us, it was the associations that fed it” declared the vice-president. Thus, the Transall, deliberate with Toulouse, will develop into the twenty sixth plane offered at the Aéroscopia museum. Toulouse was not chosen at random. She
represents the middleman with the air and house forces. This night is positioned underneath
the signal of the 246th anniversary of the Independence of the United States, declared on July 4, 1776.”
We decided to celebrate it since in a few days, it’s independence. Voodoo is one of the links with France and the United States” confided the vice-president of the affiliation.