Very well located closed to the city, at less than ten minutes from the center, Saint-Dizier Aero Club welcomes you in a quite and green environment, and offers you an homogeneous and attractive fleet.
Place of leisure and relaxation, Saint-Dizier Aero Club meets the aviation’s lovers, pilots or not, where technology and passion are mixed, alchemy that our members are ready to share with you.
Since its creation, our club has taught the pilotage laws to numerous future professional pilots and aeronautical specialists, the association being very proud of its great number of members who opted for civil or militar aviation careers.
Two flight instructors, with a high flight experience, remain at you disposal to teach you the pleasure to fly, one during the week, the other one during the week-end.
In such conditions, you will be able to learn to fly properly, and pass the private pilot license examination, your family having the possibility to enjoy our Clubhouse and facilities.
From that time onwards, you will have only to appreciate these ideal conditions to enjoy to fly, and learn navigation using natural and artificial ground reference points,
the onboard sophisticated instruments installed in our aircraft fleet, and learning the radio traffic with air traffic control.
Since the first air races which took place at the beginning of the 20th century in Champagne, when a Farman aeroplane, piloted by a military crew landed closed to
our city on the 11th of august, 1910. This was the first step of a long aviation history, an airfield being operational in 1913, and Saint-Dizier population buying some years after an aircraft for the very young French Air Force.
1931 saw the fundation of Saint-Dizier Aero Club, which stopped during the Second World War, and the occupation by Germany. The airfield was used by Luftwaffe, and the US Air Force operated the airfield just after, during the Allies effort to liberate Europe.
In 1945, our association restarted its activities with saling activity, one glider SG-38 coming from the « German Youths ». Since this date, Saint-Dizier Aero Club remains an active association, and foresees the future with confidence.
Our vintage fleet
Three private vintage aircraft are operated by Saint-Dizier Aero Club: one Morane-Saulnier MS-317, monoplane with a « parasol » wing, 1930 vintage; one Boeing PT-17 Super Stearman, biplane of the 40’s, and a Zlin 526, two seats aerobatic airplane manufactured in Czechoslovakia in 1969.
Their typical frame, their inimitable engine sound, and the atmosphere linked to these vintage aeroplanes attract numerous visitors at Saint-Dizier Aero Club.
These aeroplanes are occasionally displayed in air shows and meetings organised in the region.