Mountain flight, training & rating – Video !
First flight of the Jodel D140 was in 1958. French hand made aircraft, created by Joly & Delemontez (Jo-Del).
At the beginning, it was made as a traveling aircraft (long range, high load capability). The Jodel D140 can bring is own weight (600kg).
Reliable, confortable and easy to fly, a lot of airclubs and privates owner buy it.
The quality of the wings & the landing provide to the Jodel D140 excellent performances on short & high altitude airfield.
More than 50 years after the first flight, the Jodel D140 still in activity for mountain flight and glider towing.
Mountain flight & Jodel D140
Mountain pilot’s love this aircraft…A lot of words can be use for describe the capability of the Musketeer !
In the 70’s, a retractable skis system was designed for the Jodel D140. A new way to fly appear in the French Alps…
Since this time, no aircraft were designed better than the Jodel D140. More than 50 years of mountain flights and landing, this aircraft still there, as a reference for all mountain pilots.
Jodel D140 Specifications
- Crew: 1
- Capacity: 4
- Length: 7.92 m (26 ft 0 in)
- Wingspan: 10.27 m (33 ft 8 in)
- Height: 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in)
- Wing area: 18.5 m2 (199 sq ft)
- Empty weight: 660 kg (1,455 lb)
- Max takeoff weight: 1,200 kg (2,646 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming O-360 piston engine, 130 kW (180 hp)
- Maximum speed: 290 km/h (180 mph; 157 kt)
- Cruise speed: 210 km/h
- Stall speed: 82 km/h
- D.140 Mousquetaire
- D.140B Mousquetaire II
Improved variant with better brakes, new engine cowling and better ventilation, 56 built.
- D.140C Mousquetaire III
A D.140B with an enlarged swept tail, 70 built.
- D.140E Mousquetaire IV
A D.140C with a further enlarged tail, modified ailerons and an all flying elevator/tailplane, 43 built.
- D.140R Abeille
Glider towing variant with cut-down rear fuselage, new high vision canopy, 28 built first flown in 1965.