... and more
Further to the planes and interest points mentioned under Exhibitions, you can find in the Museum:
On the gallery
Small control centre
Reconstitution of the control centre of a flight squadron and of a war airbase involvement with elements from the Rarogne airbase used at the time by the flight squadron 5.
Wonderful model exhibition of all the planes that flew in the Swiss Air Force.
Philately and postcards
Exhibition of postcards displaying the Air Force planes, of letters and stamps created during the mobilisations of the 20th century.
Telecommunication & air control
Model displaying the different zones of the Swiss airspace, exhibition of radios used in the planes and (coming soon) a Florida radar console currently being restored.
Outside of the Museum
Air Force Memorial
This memorial was inaugurated on 1st November and is dedicated to the memory of all men and women who died during their activities within the Air Force. Created by Aridio Pellanda, former Mirage III pilot, the monument is made of granite from Ticino and of a marble stele with a quote by St-Exupéry.
This antenna was part of the Florida radar coverage network acquired in the 60s. This surveillance system contributed to the protection of the Swiss airspace and was used to direct Mirage III planes and ground-air Bloodhound BL-64 rockets.
Vampire DH-100 J-1156
This plane, set on a stand, was donated to the Clin d'Ailes Museum on 25th April 2003 by the Payerne airbase during the inauguration day of the Museum.
The Amateurs Radio Club
Clin d'Ailes Swiss Air Force Museum HAM Radio Club - Payerne
HB4FR is an amateur radio club closely link to the Museum. It exhibits radio material related to the Swiss military air force, amateur radio material and emits an amateur radio station with the identification HB4FR or sometimes HB9SPACE.
The objective of the « HB4FR "Clin d'Ailes" Swiss Air Force Museum HAM Radio Club » is to raise the interest of young people, but also of a broader public, in radio technique, technique in general and in sciences.
The club has the necessary technical infrastructure and contacts to organise radio liaisons between students and the ISS international station, within the frame of the ARISS program (Amateur Radio on International Space Station). Further events related to sciences, technique and astronautics such as the « Word Space Week » are organised on a regular basis.