Meeting De L'air, Evreux

Meeting De L'air, Evreux

Postby Harry_Imp on Fri 27 Apr 2012, 4:43 pm

Hi all,

The website has received the first proper update today: www.meeting-evreux.fr

Looks okay so far but I dont really understand haha, a lot of the previous flying participants seem to have gone and everything juggled about abit?

Harry
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Re: Meeting De L'air, Evreux

Postby st24 on Sun 29 Apr 2012, 6:56 pm

Looking forward to seeing the latest combat a/c the "BURST" :dizzy: :grin:
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Re: Meeting De L'air, Evreux

Postby Harry_Imp on Sun 29 Apr 2012, 7:05 pm

I dont get it at all :lmao:
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Postby Harry_Imp on Sun 29 Apr 2012, 7:07 pm

The burst is a Rafale looking on the French site, LOL!
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Postby Harry_Imp on Sun 29 Apr 2012, 7:07 pm

Looks like it will be wait until we get there to find out? I am worried about the swiss F-18 though?

Harry
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Re: Meeting De L'air, Evreux

Postby st24 on Sun 29 Apr 2012, 10:03 pm

Harry_Imp wrote:The burst is a Rafale looking on the French site, LOL!


Rafale means a strong gust of wind, squall or "burst" of wind. The translation software is obviously being to literal!
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Re: Meeting De L'air, Evreux

Postby Harry_Imp on Mon 30 Apr 2012, 9:46 am

From that site, I can't make anything - what do you think is flying and what static?
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Postby st24 on Mon 30 Apr 2012, 4:28 pm

Harry_Imp wrote:From that site, I can't make anything - what do you think is flying and what static?


Left hand column "static exposure" = statics and with the Trannies and 2000s we also get a role demo scenario too.
Right hand "Dynamic presentation" = flying,

so not much thats amazing at the moment...
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Re: Meeting De L'air, Evreux

Postby Harry_Imp on Mon 30 Apr 2012, 4:37 pm

No not at all Florennes obviously will have an impact - avord is getting some great stuff hopefully this will do similar? As long as the hornet is still going which according to the Swiss page it is we still have 3 jet displays do hardly awful - I just wish they were clearer
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Re: Meeting De L'air, Evreux

Postby Harry_Imp on Sat 05 May 2012, 9:05 am

Website closed for maintanance? Hopefully a full programme will be up!!
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Re: Meeting De L'air, Evreux

Postby Kieran on Sun 06 May 2012, 9:13 am

Rumours speculating over on scramble that Mont de Marsan and Evreux shows have been cancelled.

Not sure on the reliability..
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Postby st24 on Sun 06 May 2012, 9:31 am

Kieran wrote:Rumours speculating over on scramble that Mont de Marsan and Evreux shows have been cancelled.

Not sure on the reliability..


Avord too- though it looks like they've gone from 2 day to one day events??... :confused: Who knows..
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Re: Meeting De L'air, Evreux

Postby Harry_Imp on Sun 06 May 2012, 9:35 am

Oh no :( I hope nOt!

If I'm going on a tour and one of the days was to evreux will the whole your be cancelled?
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Re: Meeting De L'air, Evreux

Postby flybynight on Sun 06 May 2012, 11:01 pm

Apparently there might be a full statement tomorrow (Monday). A preliminary statement has been issued here http://www.meetingair.fr/

Since friday night there has been numerous informations on the Internet about the 2012 airshows held by the French Air Force. Some are true, others are partially true.
For clarity and to ensure anybody can reorganize his trip, here is what is happening :

- the airshows will NOT be held as previously announced.
- they are replace by 1 day on the airbase, only on sundays, on the 3 bases previously planning an airshow (Evreux, Mont de Marsan, Avord).
- there will be an aerial activity, but ONLY FRENCH AIRCRAFT WILL FLY.
- a spotter day will happen on SATURDAY AFTERNOONS for those who are already registered and wish to maintain their registration.

All definite decision have not been made yet and a supplement of information will be given on monday evening or next wednesday.


It looks like a full weekend at Florennes then!
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Postby Kieran on Mon 07 May 2012, 8:51 am

So what does this mean for the Swiss F-18 that was originally down to fly for Evreux or for the Belgiums and Austrian PC-7 that were going to fly at Avord? Will they still attend but instead go on static display? Or will they relocate and go Yeovilton/Florennes and Waddington respectively?
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Re: Meeting De L'air, Evreux

Postby RichPittman on Mon 07 May 2012, 9:06 am

Its a real pain in the backside when things like this happen.
I nearly booked flights to Sardinia for a exercise at Deci within 2 Days exercise cancelled.
Nearly booked flights for Mont De Marsan now this happens.
Booked a Week off for the rumoured Slovak show 9/10th June , now in September.

It really makes me not want to book anything in advance anymore when often fights are cheap and hotels are available
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Re: Meeting De L'air, Evreux

Postby st24 on Mon 07 May 2012, 4:16 pm

RichPittman wrote: when often fights are cheap and hotels are available


I'll fight you for free... :wink:

It is a ball ache but to be fair, this is quite un French like. What on earth is the "French only" rule all about?? - So theres only PdF, Rafale, Cartouche Doree and aerobatic Extra displaying this year ?! Wow that will be exciting... :sad:
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Postby boff180 on Wed 09 May 2012, 11:42 am

F*** is the word :-(
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Postby st24 on Wed 09 May 2012, 3:58 pm

boff180 wrote:F*** is the word :-(


Indeed; maybe the end as we know it for French shows... :sad: . There's some interesting info on scramble along the lines that the French shows are organised by a civilian company on behalf of charities to benefit servicemen/women. However, the powers that be with all the austerity measures etc in place are pulling the plug on these civvy organisers using military funding for essentially a civvy concern. So the organsing is being left to the base staff with little free cash, hence the chopping of anything not French, i.e. cheap and easy to hand. Had this ruling come earlier, and a lot of hard work already well advanced at each base then there wouldn't even have been the limited one day events that are now scheduled. And there was me thinking that only the MoD had to charge to use it's own airfields, equipment and manpower. What the hell is going on these days - its just barmy...
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Re: Meeting De L'air, Evreux

Postby Harry_Imp on Mon 14 May 2012, 3:04 pm

Website updated - As expected just the French ALTHOUGH there have been a Qatari Mirage 2000N flying and C-17 static added?
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Re: Meeting De L'air, Evreux

Postby Martin the Martian on Wed 16 May 2012, 9:13 am

RichPittman wrote:Its a real pain in the backside when things like this happen.
I nearly booked flights to Sardinia for a exercise at Deci within 2 Days exercise cancelled.
Nearly booked flights for Mont De Marsan now this happens.
Booked a Week off for the rumoured Slovak show 9/10th June , now in September.

It really makes me not want to book anything in advance anymore when often fights are cheap and hotels are available


Sadly, 'tis a case of 'you pays your money and you takes a chance'. I've had my fair share of cancellations after arrangements have been made. :sad:

But if you like, Rich, we'll just blame it on you and call you a jinx. :tongue2:
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Re: Meeting De L'air, Evreux

Postby tankbuster on Wed 16 May 2012, 10:04 am

I see that Scramble who were showing the event as cancelled have now changed their event listing to say

Jounée Portes Ouvertes
- to be confirmed
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Re: Meeting De L'air, Evreux

Postby Harry_Imp on Wed 16 May 2012, 7:08 pm

Thats because it is going ahead on the Sunday! :) And the Qatari Mirages flying just make it totally worth it!

www.meeting-evreux.fr/en

Harry
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Re: Meeting De L'air, Evreux

Postby Harry_Imp on Wed 16 May 2012, 7:10 pm

Ladies & Gentlemen,

Considering the fact that the French Budgetary Committee has initiated a procedure involving their organization, the FOSA, as a preemptive measure, has decided to withdraw from the preparation of all national Air Shows for the year 2012. This decision was made given the extra amount of workload that procedure has put on the organization in terms of material and administrative constraints.

Taking this decision into account, the French Air Force wants to emphasize on the generosity, dedication and selflessness quality of the FOSA actions who have been working for many years to provide air shows of outstanding quality and, by doing so, to assist our airmen in times of need.

Being already engaged in the preparation process, the French Air Force decided to go forth with the preparation of a free event of smaller scale that will be entirely centered on Air Force Base 105 and its local influence.
This event will take place on Sunday 24th of June 2012 in Evreux.

In the next few days, this internet website will be updated by our PR and Webmaster offices to provide you with all the necessary information you might need to plan your visit on our Airbase on the 24th of June or on the afternoon of the 23rd for our spotter friends.

I am unfortunately unable to give you a thorough description of the event nor of the composition of the static and in flight displays but be assured that the entire personnel of the Air Base as well as the French Air Force as a whole and our local institutions that support the event will do their very best to make Sunday 24th of June 2012 unforgettable.

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Re: Meeting De L'air, Evreux

Postby boff180 on Wed 16 May 2012, 7:50 pm

Glad about the Qatari mirages, we had paid for our hotel already and its non refundable!
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