We've written about Chateauroux Airport before, so imagine our surprise when we discovered that it was to be the venue for this year's World Aerobatics Championship. We found out through a former client of ours whose husband is a member of the USA team. We were away working when the competition (and the final day airshow) was on, but we went along on an open day earlier in the week.
I was excited to see a Lockheed Shooting Star flying.
A Douglas DC-3 (Dakota) This plane took part in the Normandy invasion,
then saw service with Air France (more here).
Guided tours were being given of the DC-3 I was interested to see it had both a
L’Alpha Electro - a fully electric light plane.
Because we went while it was all being set up we didn't get the full effect, but there was plenty to see (and do). Here's a full list of the historic aircraft that were on display on the final day.