Jodel D140 Mousquetaire

Alpine Airlines
Class Light
Max. passengers 4
Year of production 1965 lock icon PRO
Serial number 157
Homebase LFLJ (CVF), Courchevel
Seducing mountain pilots, the Mousquetaire opened a new field of flight: mountains landings, especially on snow. The pilots then equipped the Jodel D140 with skis and removed all unnecessary items to keep the aircraft as light as possible. It was converted for a new job.
Since then, it was replaced. The Piper PA18 tried, but never seduced pilots as much as his French competitor. Nowadays the D140 is pretty rare and unique, but it will remain the best reference for mountain flying, marking over 50 years of flights and glacier landings.
Our mountain flight instructor, André Claude, called it the “St-Bernard of the air” refering to the first mountain rescue carried-out with the Jodel D140 and its great maneuverability.
Pilot: 1
Max passenger 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 lbs)
Maximum takeoff and landing mass: 1.200 kg (2.646 lbs)
Engine: 1 – Lycoming O-360 piston, 130 kW (180 hp)
Construction: Wood and fabric
First flight: 1958
Max speed: 290 km/h
Cruise speed: 210 km/h
Stall speed: 82 km/h
Take-off roll distance: 270m
Landing roll distance: 120m
Autonomy: 6h
Tanks: 90 liters + 120 liters