Châtelain AC-5 Bijou

F-PHQO c/n 01


The AC-5 Bijou was one of several original homebuilt aircraft designed and built by Armand Châtelain in the 1950s and 1960s.

The sole AC-5 was initially powered by a 75 hp Minié 4DC-32 Horus engine, and was registered F-PHQO. It first flew on September 10, 1956. Later it was re-engined with one 65 hp Continental A65, the aircraft was still active in 2012.