It was a beautiful winter day over France in February of 1959, with the bright sunshine of a clear blue sky glistening off the snow-covered Alps. Lyon Air Museum Docent Jim Buehner skillfully guided a sleek F-100D Super Sabre fighter over the French-Swiss border, just west of Geneva. Jim was flying the aircraft to Wheelus Air Force Base (AFB) in Libya for repairs, and flying along with him were two other F-100s scheduled for gunnery training in the vast deserts south of Tripoli.
Lyon Air Museum (LAM) proudly displays vintage WWII aircraft and vehicles along with a handful of classic cars. A world class museum, Lyon Air Museum also provides hands on learning experiences with interactive displays. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sit in an actual cockpit? What a view out of an actual C-45 windshield looks like? What the instruments look like in an airplane? Well now you can make the connection and see all of these things and more when you sit in the museum’s fully restored SNB-5 (C-45 Twin Beech) cockpit. As a wonderful learning tool, you can e