At the request of Jean Joseph Marquet, the Air Club Model
was created, of which he was the first President. The main idea
was to develop construction of model ships and planes, and to
exhibit them in Kennedy Pier in Monaco. This first exhibition,
which had the honour of being visited by Prince Rainier, was a
The first real flight took place in a dual command glider
where members could experience flying.
fin de la deuxième guerre mondiale; l’association
s’étendit en 1945 à l’exercice du vol à voile et à moteur sur
aéronefs de faible puissance, et sa nouvelle dénomination fut
Monaco Air Club.
Jean Jo Marquet calls upon Pierre Guizol, a Monegasque
decorated war veteran who fought in the French Airforce during
the war, to become the club’s first instructor. He accepts the
task and starts teaching members how to fly in Cannes airfield on
Thursdays and weekends. The club rents local aircraft such as
Moranes, Norécrins, Minicabs and Pipers.
The club became a popular destination for both pilots and
enthusiatss and as a result - the Monaco Aero Club as we know it
today was born, with Mr Solamito as president.
A very successful 54th General Conference of the FAI
(Federation Aeronautique Internationale) was organised and was
attended by over 130 participants from 35 countries. The club
becomes a pillar of the growing principality.
The club purchases their first fixed wing aircraft,
an Auster registered 3A-MAC, with which dozens of members and
students get their first flying experiences.
The Monaco Heliport is inaugurated. This allows for
aviation enthusiasts to not only experience flight in airplanes
but now also in rotary craft. It is here that we find the club’s
home to this day.
To this day, it remains one of the oldest, most reputable
and exclusive aero clubs in Europe. Comprised of a fleet of R44
helicopters stationed at the heliport itself and access to larger
aircraft through joint venture agreements, it provides a one-
stop-shop for pilots and enthusiasts alike.