MUSEUM DESCRIPTION

The Museum is located in the municipality of Estavayer-le-Lac, in the village of Morens, next to the nerve centre of the Payerne Air Base.

Easily accessible, it offers its visitors a breathtaking view of the runway and access to the taxiway allowing the use of aircraft. Visitors can follow and photograph the engagements of the F/A-18 Hornet, F-5 Tiger, Super Puma, EC635, etc. from the Museum’s terraces.

BUILDING

The building’s surface area is approximately 3,500 m2, allowing nine aircraft and two helicopters to be displayed.

GROUND FLOOR

  • Entrance with reception and cash desk, wheelchair accessible
  • Shop (souvenir items, books, models, photos, etc.)
  • Cafeteria and terrace with direct view on the track
  • Aircraft exhibition hall
  • Office
  • Workshop shop
  • Heating
  • Sanitary rooms

2 AIRCRAFT HALLS

(area of about 970 and 760 m2)

  • Hall with sliding door leading to a tarmac and a taxiway
  • Exposure of the nine aircraft
  • Rotary exhibition “Espace des Pionniers”
  • Interactive terminals for the public with flight simulator on flight PC, SPHAIR interactive terminal
  • Radio-guided vehicle firing simulator
  • Reactor exposure
  • Exposure of aviation and short-wave radios from radio amateur club HB4FR
  • Collection of books and documents on Swiss military aviation
  • Showroom

FLOOR

(surface of 710 m2)

  • Gallery overlooking the aircraft hall
  • Gallery overlooking the Espace Passion maintenance workshop
  • Re-establishment of the command post of a war aerodrome
  • Exposition of the heritage of squadrons and aviation troops
  • Helicopter Alouette 2 and Alouette 3
  • Collection of scale models
  • “Espace Claude Nicollier” with space hardware and video films
  • Covered terrace with view of the track
  • Conference room, modular
  • Elevator giving access to the floor and wheelchair gallery

THE CLIN D’AILES MUSEUM

LOCATION

MILITARY AVIATION MUSEUM OF PAYERNE
BASE AÉRIENNE – 1530 PAYERNE VD
SWITZERLAND

GPS

N 46°50’35” (46.84285) / E 6° 54’45” (6.91224)

OPENING HOURS

JUNE : WEDNESDAY TO SATURDAY : 13H30-17H00

JULY – AUGUST : WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY : 13H30-17H00

SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER : TUESDAY TO SUNDAY 13H30-17H00

NOVEMBER – MARCH : WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY 13H30-17H00

CLIN D’AILES MUSEUM CONTACT

TÉL +0041 26 662 1533
INFO@CLINDAILES.CH

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