The Musée Européen de l’Aviation de Chasse de Montélimar has gained approval from the DGAC, France’s civilian aviation regulator, to conduct sunset pyrotechnic displays with its North American OV-10B Bronco F-AZKM. The approval is the culmination of two years work for the volunteers at MEAC alongside their partners, Standby Mercura. MEAC are also working on a further special display in collaboration with the French military.
The modifications include the installed of bright LEDs around the airframe and pyrotechnics fitted to the aircraft’s fuselage pylons. 2022 marks the 25th Anniversary of F-AZKM’s arrival at Montélimar since when MEAC have displayed their aircraft around Europe at venues such as Jersey, ILA Berlin and Aero Freidrichshafen.