France Alpha Jet Tours 1 640French Alpha Jet becomes a monument

Almost a year after Ecole de l'Aviation de Chasse 314 (EAC00.314) made their last flight at Tours, an Alpha Jet was placed on a pedestal near the entrance of the base (see this post).

On 1 June 2021, one of the last Alpha Jets, E134/705-RM, that remained after the last flight at Base Aérienne 705 Tours, was placed near the entrance as a monument.

Tours, which was the cradle of the French fighter aviation school for nearly six decades, has a rich history lined up near its gate. Besides the Alpha Jet, an MD450 Ouragan, a Mystère IVA and a Jaguar A can be found.

Photo: Armée de l'Air et de l'Espace (French Air and Space Force)

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