In the early twentieth century, the marshy plain of Palyvestre was used as airfield where famous aviators landing: Elie Mollien, Louis Emile Train and Helen Dutrieu.
Seaplane pier (DR)
|Located south of the base, the pier was used for seaplanes.|
Escadrille 3S1 (DR)
|With a seaplane hangar.|
Goliath seaplane (DR)
Nieuport fighter (DR)
|Appeared 20 years, the Nieuport 62 biplane aircraft of the squadron 3C1, was the backbone of French fighter aircraft. Model: Nieuport-Delage Ni-D.622 C.1 Year of commissioning: 1928 Country of origin: France Manufacturer: Nieuport-Delage S. A. Mission: Hunter Wingspan: 12.00 m Length: 7.63 m Height: 3.00 m Airfoil: 28.94m ² Motors: 1 motor Hispano-Suiza V-12 MAD Total Power: 1 x 500 hp Armament: 2 Vickers machine guns synchronized to 7.7 mm Structure: wood and canvas Weight: 1838 kg Maximum speed: 248 km / h at 5000 m Ceiling: 7700 m Range: 650 km Crew: 1|