2019 European Heritage Days: come and discover the Safran Museum!
Visitors will be able to discover a collection of aeronautical parts dating back more than 100 years, in addition to taking part in many activities:
- An inflatable planetarium houses space-related projections, letting visitors admire the stars.
- Cockpit of the Airbus A320, an aircraft powered by the CFM56*, the world's best-selling engine, enabling visitors learn how to fly an airliner, from takeoff to landing.
- 15 simulation stations for different airliners, fighters and helicopters, allowing visitors to take the controls and put themselves in the shoes of a pilot.
- A temporary Louis Blériot exhibition to mark the 110th anniversary of the crossing of the Channel.
- A presentation of the Factory of the Future - an immersive experience featuring a virtual reality headset.
- A "Sky Maker" stand showcasing the aeronautical production professions, making it possible to answer all visitors' questions about these professions at Safran.
- Various hands-on workshops for both young people and adults:
- airplanes made of lightweight materials: to learn how to build your own plane and fly it.
- water rockets and powder micro rockets (children aged over 8): to understand the various stages of space propulsion in an entertaining way. The rockets will be fired from the Museum parking lot (average altitude: 10m).
- radio-controlled drones: in order to learn how to fly these electric machines. For the first time this year, five drones will be available.
Finally, visitors can also check out the Museum's permanent collections:
- 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 more details, you can visit the Museum's website at www.museesafran.com or contact us on +33 (0)1 60 59 41 66.