Société Avions Jodel is a French aircraft company started in 1946 by Édouard Joly and his son-in-law Jean Délémontez. Jodel designed a range of light aeroplanes shortly after WW2. Their first design, the 1948 D9 Bébé (Baby) model was sold in large numbers to the French government, with more than 500 D9s being built during the next twenty years. Subsequently, the government expressed interest in a larger aircraft as a training aircraft and the two-seat D11 model followed in 1950. Apart from prototypes, Jodels were made by a variety of French aviation manufacturers, but all construction ceased during the 1960s. Since that time, new Jodels have been made only as homebuilt aircraft by amateur builders. In Australia, the design has been brought up to date somewhat by Frank Rogers, who redrew the French designs to Australian civil aviation standards. The Jodel designs were later licensed to Avions Robin (in France), Aero Difusión in (Spain) and Falconar (in the USA), which produced derivative designs that retained the Jodel wing.
Two feet off the ground
Ed.: This looks like the same aeroplane as in picture #11666, still not sure about make / registrati...