1916: The creation of the aerostation center in Rochefort
We are in the middle of the World War One. Rochefort sees the construction of an aviation base with enormous sheds intended to house airships. These airships have the mission of watching the coast and to accompany the military convoys. Imagine that all the airships of the french army are then assigned to Rochefort!
The sheds become a museum
They are called "Dodin" and "St Trojan" : these two huge sheds found another use after the war.
In the shed "Dodin", listen to aviation enthusiasts: pilots, mechanics, civilians or military staff... They will tell you the story of the aviation base in Rochefort through a rich collection of about thirty aircrafts, and an impressive exhibition of models and a library of a thousand works...
In the "St Trojan" shed, see all their work of restoration and maintenance performed on the aircrafts...
On Tuesdays and Saturdays, young and old, stroll through this vast collection and look for the Super Etendard - Zéphyr, the Crusader, the Super Frelon ... and the unique Jaguar M ! Be curious, your questions will be welcome!