2016 european heritage days: come and discover the Museum

Young and old, parents and children are warmly invited to come and discover the Safran Aerospace Museum in Réau (Seine-et-Marne, Paris area) during the European Heritage Days on September 17 and 18.

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Visitors to the Safran Museum will have the opportunity to discover a collection of aeronautical parts dating back more than 100 years and take part in several activities organized in conjunction with different associations:

- This year, the Museum will be organizing an exhibition about the planet Mars.
- You will be able to experience "live" aerobatics demonstrations by the "Patrouille de France" (French national aerobatics team) on simulators equipped with Oculus Rift virtual-reality headsets to provide a unique, immersive experience. (Jetesons "virtual, aerobatics" team)
- The cockpit of the Airbus A320, and aircraft equipped with the CFM56, the biggest selling engine in the world, will be installed on the site. Visitors will be able to have an introduction to piloting a commercial airliner, from take-off to landing.
-  A Bell 206 helicopter simulator will give visitors the chance to take the controls of a helicopter and do introductory flights with Visual Flight Rules (VFR) and Instrument Flight Rules (IFR).
-  A workshop aimed at younger visitors will allow them to build their own cardboard planes and make them fly using a small electric motor.
-  Young people (from 8 years old) can also take part in workshops to make water-propelled or powder-propelled mini-rockets, allowing youngsters to learn about the different stages of space propulsion systems in a fun way. The rockets will be launched from the Museum's car park (Average altitude: 20 meters).
- A workshop with radio-controlled mini helicopters will allow people to try their hand at flying these electric helicopters.
- Two workshops will test how much youngsters know about the different professions in the aviation and space sectors.


Finally, all the Museum's permanent collections will be open to the public from 9am to 6pm, including:

- The Messier 1925 car (the first car equipped with an air- gas suspension system).
- The gas-powered motorbike (Gnome & Rhône D3 from 1929).
- The "Mirage III C" plane and the "Alouette II" helicopter, on board which visitors can be have their photo taken.
- The "Blériot XI" plane (equipped with the first Gnome Omega engine)

For further information please contact us on +33 (0)1 60 59 41 66 or download program.



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