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Ailes Anciennes Toulouse
Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Blagnac
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Owner description: Since 35 years, the association Ailes Anciennes Toulouse saves and rebuilds a unique collection of aircraft (airplanes, helicopters, gliders and engines). Our collection, which is among the largest in France, has been collected and is maintained by a team of passionate and dedicated volunteers.
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Visited in September to see this nice collection of classic aircraft. There is a big variety to see and some great fighters too

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Reviewed 21 May 2017

A wonderful idea during sunny days to discover a set of old aircrafts. Trully recommend to get inspired from the past and history of aeronautics, aeroscopia being next door there is always an opportunity for the ones who dream and believe the sky has no limits to surf on history. Lovely visit and delightful moments.

Thank frederic s
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Reviewed 29 April 2017

Aircraft that are restored here are exhibited in the Aeroscopia museum. The restoration is done entirely by volunteers and the Aeroscopia doesn't contribute anything, even though they get the benefits of the final outcome!
I spent the rest of the afternoon here after looking through the Aeroscopia and visiting the Lets Visit Airbus manufacturing 'tour'.
There are many aircraft on display and you can go right up to them looking inside vents and intakes if you like.
They give a folder with well researched information on each plane.
You can also go into the hangar to look at the aircraft they are currently restoring, and I believe some of the volunteers even give small tours but I didn't get one since I didn't understand french.

Thank asdf201
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

Prior to visiting Aeroscopia, we'd had a look around the fence of nearby Ailes Anciennes as we thought it was closed on Sundays (it's advertised as being open on Saturdays and the afternoons of Tuesday to Friday), but on finishing at Aeroscopia, we noticed that the entry gate was open and this museum was indeed open. What a bonus this was!
First the bad news - this is not a glossy all-singing, all-dancing supermuseum like Aeroscopia; and it would be advisable to keep excitable children close at hand as there are no barriers and plenty of potential hazards.
Now the good news - the collection is absolutely wonderful; a true treasure trove of wrecks and relics from the unique e.g Breguet Sahara and 941S, SO6025 Espadon fuselage and Mirage III in 50th anniversary markings; to the more regular museum fair e.g Super Sabre, Vampire and Hunter. All of the exhibits are outside and it is quite cluttered as the site is fairly small, but it's sensibly laid out, especially the line-up of fighters and trainers close to the fence. I particularly enjoyed the 2 Nord Noratlas', the Caravelle, the Vautour and especially the Breguet Sahara Deux Ponts which has been under restoration for some years.
We were also treated to a personal tour of the small Cap Avenir Concorde exhibition which in on two levels in part of the main restoration building. The gentleman who spoke with us here didn't speak English, and we don't speak French, but for about half an hour we were treated to his enthusiasm and knowledge of Concorde and left with the shaking of hands and a couple of Concorde A4 prints. What a lovely experience.
Ailes Anciennes is really inexpensive (6 euros) and worth every penny, and you will receive a folder of information on each aircraft to take around with you which I found far more useful and interesting than I had thought it would be. Very highly recommended.

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Reviewed 8 August 2016

Staff of this place is extremely friendly and nice. They have a beautiful collection. Place is ran by enthusiasts, and they restore old aircrafts. It is just next to Aeroscopia, and shouldn't be missed. Along with French manufactured aircrafts, there were some things I didn't expect like Drakken and Mig21's.

Thank Nemanja D
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