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  • Bastille Day Air Parade 2008

    http://www.webchercheurs.com/14/995-...programme.html

    This edition brings some promises in being interesting.

    Show starts at 10.45am LT with

    - the 9 Alpha Jets of the Patrouille de France

    to be trailed by

    • 1 C135 FR tanker (GRV) 00/093 « BRETAGNE » - BA 125 Istres)
    • 3 Rafales air fighter squadron (EC) 01/007 « PROVENCE » - BA 113 Saint Dizier)
    • 1 EF 2000 Fuerza Aerea Espanola
    • 1 EF 2000 AMI/Aeronautica Militare Italiane
    • 1 707-E3F (Squadron 00/036 Early Warning - BA 702 Avord)
    • 3 Mirage 2000 B RDI (EC 02/012 « CAMBRESIS » - BA 103 Cambrai
    • 1 Mirage 2000 C RDY 01/002 « CIGOGNE » - BA 102 Dijon
    • Slovak AF 1 MIG 29
    • 1 other C135 FR (GRV 00/093 « BRETAGNE » - BA 125 Istres)
    • 4 Mirage 2000 N (EC 01/004 « DAUPHINE » - BA 125 Istres)
    • 4 Mirage 2000 D (EC 02/003 « CHAMPAGNE » - BA 133 Nancy)
    • 1 Hungarian AF Saab Gripen
    • 2 Mirage F1CR (recco squadron 01/033 « BELFORT » - BA 112 Reims)
    • 2 Mirage F1 CT (02/030 « NORMANDIE-NIEMEN – BA 132 Colmar)
    • 1 ROMANIAN AF Mig 21, recco version
    • 3 Belgian AF Alpha Jets
    • 2 French AF Alpha Jets
    The Navy's bracket
    • 3 Super Etandards (FLOTTILLE 11F)
    • 2 Sea Rafales (FLOTTILLE 12F)
    • 1 Atlantique II (FLOTTILLE 21F)
    • 1 Falcon 50M (FLOTTILLE 24F)
    • 1 Falcon 10
    Back to airforces ...
    • 2 C160 Transall (OTU 01/340 BA 105 Evreux leading the formation - transport squadron 01/064 « Bιarn » BA 105 Evreux) due to side with
    - 1 Luftwaffe C.160
    • 3 CN 235 (transport squadron 01/062 « Vercors » - BA 110 Creil et 03/062 « Ventoux » - BA 118 Mont-de-Marsan)
    • 5 Embraer XINGUs (light transport and training squad 00/319)
    • 3 GroB 120s (training squadron 00-315 – BA 709 Cognac)
    • 2 TB 30s Epsilon (training squadron 00-315 – BA 709 Cognac)

    2 nd part of the parade an hour later is made up by the helos
    Army
    • 1 Gazelle – 5e RHC
    • 6 Gazelles Viviane – 5e RHC
    • 2 Tigres – 5e RHC et EFA
    - 1 Bundeswehr Tiger
    • 1 Cougar – 1er RHC
    • 2 Puma - 5e RHC
    • 1 EC 725 – DAOS

    Navy
    • 1 Super Frelon - FLOTTILLE 32F
    • 3 Lynx - FLOTTILLE 34F
    • 1 Dauphin - FLOTTILLE 35F
    • 2 Panthers - FLOTTILLE 36F

    Airforce
    • 2 EC 725 (01/067 « Pyrιnιes » - BA 120 CAZAUX)
    • 4 Fennec (02/040 – BA 106 BORDEAUX - 01/040 – BA 128 METZ - 03/067 – BA 107 Villacoublay - 05/067 – BA 125 Istres)
    • 2 PUMA (01/067 « Pyrιnιes » – BA 120 Cazaux – 06/067 « Solenzara » - BA 126 Solenzara
    • 1 Slovenian AF COUGAR

    For
    The numbers are here
    The 2 Typhoons, the Mig 29 and above all the Mig 21 acting as the stars of the newcomers
    Against
    No Herks, no Bus, and this time no Hawkeye
    many airforces which have declined the invitations
    No special guest closing the parade
    Verdict
    Better than the 2006 & 2007 edition, but, ways, ways to go for matching 2005, which was one of the best ever by including a Royal Moroccan AF Mirage F1, a sibling from Spain, a RAF Tornado, a Luftwaffe sibling, a RAF Herk and Fumaηas Tucanos as parade concluders ....
    Don't hesitate to cross your fingers for a friendly weather and the effective venue of this Mig 21 ! In 2005, an AMI 707 was virtually cancelled at the last minute.
    Thanks for visiting
    *Avimage's Monthly Slide list *
    *JetPhotos*
    Airliners*Pbase.com

  • #2
    Saw it when I went to Paris in 96', so awesome.

    Any videos from this year?

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    • #3
      Unfortunately, no vid, I haven't yet get my stuff.
      Furthermore I missed the fixed wing parade my miscalculation with train schedules.
      So I settled to picture the airforce helos which were circling over my locale before joining the parade.
      Airforce
      • 2 EC 725 (01/067 « Pyrιnιes » - BA 120 CAZAUX)
      • 4 Fennec (02/040 – BA 106 BORDEAUX - 01/040 – BA 128 METZ - 03/067 – BA 107 Villacoublay - 05/067 – BA 125 Istres)
      • 2 PUMA (01/067 « Pyrιnιes » – BA 120 Cazaux – 06/067 « Solenzara » - BA 126 Solenzara
      • 1 Slovenian AF COUGAR
      Some scans to follow
      Thanks for visiting
      *Avimage's Monthly Slide list *
      *JetPhotos*
      Airliners*Pbase.com

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