The Section d’entraînement des corps techniques (SECT – Training Section for Technical Specialism), or Corps Technique de l’Air (CTA), was a pre-WW2 training school for training aircrews for airline operations. Very little appears to have been written about this organisation. It was probably a unit of the French Air Ministry, established in the early 1930s and disbanded at the outbreak of WW2. CT- codes go up to at least 54, so the training aircraft fleet must have been fairly substantial.
|14 September 1928||Air Ministry first established.|
|1933?||SECT first established.|
The SECT was disbanded at the start of WW2.
SECT aircraft often operated in a natural metal finish with rudders stripes in the national colours and air force style roundels on the wings. No service titles wwere carried.
Aircraft Serial Numbers
SECT aircraft appear to have carried fuselage codes or serials prefixed by CT (for Corps Technique), eg. Farman F.290 CT-15, in addition to their regular French civil registrations which were carried on the wings.
Coding system not used
None – Manufacturers designations used
Current Aircraft Inventory
All-Time Aircraft Used List
|Aircraft Type||Quantity||Service Entry||Out of Service||Origin|
|Caudron C.634 Simoun||1||1939||1940||France|
|Caudron C.635M Simoun||9||1939||1940||France|
|Morane Saulnier MS.343||?||19??||19??||France|
|Peyret-Mauboussin PM XI||1||19??||19??||France|
Aircraft NOT Used
No false reports known.
All aircraft were operated by the SECT.
Current Unit Assignments
Historical Unit Assignments
All-Time Flying Units List
Current Air Bases
All-Time Air Bases Used List
Air bases used are unknown.
To be added.
To be added.