French Air Force Open Days 2017

French Air Force Open Days 2017

Postby The Baron on Wed 23 Nov 2016, 5:31 pm

The French appear to have announced their open days for 2017-
14th May - Bordeaux
1st/2nd July - Saint-Dizier.

Evreux, which was suggested as a potential appears to now not be happening.
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Re: French Air Force Open Days 2017

Postby frank on Sun 22 Jan 2017, 10:59 am

Can anyone with previous experience suggest which one they would go for ?
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Re: French Air Force Open Days 2017

Postby st24 on Sun 22 Jan 2017, 12:28 pm

St Diz. Sun behind, typically French layout with parallel taxiway and extensive ramp space. Merignac is part of the substantial Bordeaux airport so I do wonder how they'd run a full in show there... :confused:
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Re: French Air Force Open Days 2017

Postby The Baron on Thu 26 Jan 2017, 8:24 pm

frank wrote:Can anyone with previous experience suggest which one they would go for ?


I can't help you with which is the better location, but I can tell you I'll be going to Saint-Dizier.
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Re: French Air Force Open Days 2017

Postby henk99 on Wed 15 Mar 2017, 8:22 am

The Baron wrote:
frank wrote:Can anyone with previous experience suggest which one they would go for ?


I can't help you with which is the better location, but I can tell you I'll be going to Saint-Dizier.


Is there any more info about this one, besides the government website? I have been planning for St.-Dizier as well, but have found little or nothing about participants.
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Re: French Air Force Open Days 2017

Postby The Baron on Wed 15 Mar 2017, 11:01 am

Apart from Saint-Dizier being the rumoured first display by Couteau Delta info so far is sparse. Looking at the website ticket sales etc will go on sale on 2nd April. We may know more after that.
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Re: French Air Force Open Days 2017

Postby st24 on Mon 20 Mar 2017, 12:20 pm

Bordeaux-Merignac has its list(s) up under "plateau". Some tasty bits and pieces including quite a few redundant airframes from the museum storage/re-furb facility there. Not sure about the Marauder (sexiest WW2 medium twin :love: ) though there is an Invader there - makes sense given their French usage.

I'm also assuming the M346 to be a Singapore example rather than Israeli! And the Crusader doesn't look anything like that!

http://fosa.fr/meetingdelair/meeting-de ... -merignac/
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Re: French Air Force Open Days 2017

Postby Chrisse on Mon 20 Mar 2017, 2:07 pm

I dare assume the A109 will be a Belgian example rather than a Swede and having a Russian Mi-24 display also seems rather unlikely, so I reckon that will be a different origin too. Those exotic Mirages 2000s and 5 they published pictures of also look rather unlikely. It's almost as if they used the random pictures from Google images for each :grin:
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Re: French Air Force Open Days 2017

Postby Stagger2 on Tue 21 Mar 2017, 2:57 am

I agree with you st24. Looks exciting on paper until you work-out there's so much crap on the site that it throws everything into question! One to avoid, unless you love the chase to get of 1 of 200 'spotter-places' :yahoo:
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Re: French Air Force Open Days 2017

Postby Col. Chibani on Tue 21 Mar 2017, 11:26 pm

st24 wrote:St Diz. Sun behind, typically French layout with parallel taxiway and extensive ramp space. Merignac is part of the substantial Bordeaux airport so I do wonder how they'd run a full in show there... :confused:


According to the official website, due to the Mérignac international airport constraints, the dynamic display will last 1 to 2 hours only.
Hence the rather short dynamic "plateau" list.
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Re: French Air Force Open Days 2017

Postby Nielis on Wed 31 May 2017, 5:53 pm

Is there someone who can confirm or deny that there are no bags allowed onbase?

The reason for me asking is this picture:

http://fosa.fr/meetingdelair/meeting-de-saint-dizier/consignes-de-securite-ba113/
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Re: French Air Force Open Days 2017

Postby The Baron on Wed 31 May 2017, 6:29 pm

Nielis wrote:Is there someone who can confirm or deny that there are no bags allowed onbase?

The reason for me asking is this picture:

http://fosa.fr/meetingdelair/meeting-de-saint-dizier/consignes-de-securite-ba113/


I've never had a problem taking my camera bag or a folding camp chair though. But to be on the safe side take as little as possible.
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Re: French Air Force Open Days 2017

Postby henk99 on Fri 09 Jun 2017, 8:22 am

Is there anything known about the participants? My french is not the best and I have of course checked the website (http://fosa.fr/meetingdelair/meeting-de ... r/plateau/) and put some stuff through google translate.

I get the sense that a lot is invited, but is it known already what is actually confirmed?
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Re: French Air Force Open Days 2017

Postby The Baron on Fri 09 Jun 2017, 8:34 am

Looking at the list the only international participants invited but have not accepted are the Belgian F-16 and Austrian 105. I wouldn't expect the 2000-5 or Epsilon to fly but you never know! Just expect most of what's on the list to be there in some capacity and maybe one or two surprises and you won't be far wrong.
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Re: French Air Force Open Days 2017

Postby Chrisse on Fri 09 Jun 2017, 9:46 am

Well, the Epsilon and 2000-5 are listed among the confirmed flyers so you might get lucky. Then again, a webmaster is only human too and a copy/paste error is quickly made.
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Re: French Air Force Open Days 2017

Postby benji1867 on Fri 09 Jun 2017, 10:03 pm

At Luxeuil in 2015 a pair of 2000-5's did a QRA intercept of an Epsilon.

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Re: French Air Force Open Days 2017

Postby aspotternot on Thu 29 Jun 2017, 10:02 am

For those of us lucky enough to be going to Saint Dizier their website has been updated over the past 24 hours or so. Confirmed now include RDAF F-16, Super Puma, Saab 105, MASA 2000 plus one or two smaller items. They are also posting the individual display times for each item. Let's just hope the weather 'plays ball' but not looking great at the moment!
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Re: French Air Force Open Days 2017

Postby sschofield on Thu 29 Jun 2017, 1:46 pm

Not a bad effort from the base at St. Diz, where I think that many of us that are going are mainly hoping to bag as many of the based Rafales as they can, with whatever else is on offer coming as a bonus! (That's as well as Geilenkirchen and Phalsbourg!)
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Re: French Air Force Open Days 2017

Postby st24 on Thu 29 Jun 2017, 6:00 pm

The desert 2kD is there but not the special tails... :sad: sent from seat 32F on Ryanair flight to Luxembourg for Geilenkirchen! :smile:
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Re: French Air Force Open Days 2017

Postby tuska2 on Fri 30 Jun 2017, 7:20 am

Seat 32F has some power! would it mind being consulted about 6 little numbers tomorrow evening?
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Re: French Air Force Open Days 2017

Postby st24 on Sat 01 Jul 2017, 7:53 pm

I was talking nonsense the Desert special and 2 special fins were at St diz today displaying in totally grotty wx! :rock:
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Re: French Air Force Open Days 2017

Postby Niallxg on Mon 03 Jul 2017, 5:20 pm

st24 wrote:I was talking nonsense the Desert special and 2 special fins were at St diz today displaying in totally grotty wx! :rock:


Did they actually fly in the end? I gave up around 1300 and decided to head back to the car, dry out and head for Phalsbourg. Pity I was looking forward to seeing those Mirage 2000D fly.
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Re: French Air Force Open Days 2017

Postby The Baron on Tue 04 Jul 2017, 5:09 am

Niallxg wrote:
st24 wrote:I was talking nonsense the Desert special and 2 special fins were at St diz today displaying in totally grotty wx! :rock:


Did they actually fly in the end? I gave up around 1300 and decided to head back to the car, dry out and head for Phalsbourg. Pity I was looking forward to seeing those Mirage 2000D fly.


The two special tails flew the display on Sunday. I don't know if they flew on Saturday.
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Re: French Air Force Open Days 2017

Postby henk99 on Tue 04 Jul 2017, 9:23 am

Yes, the desert camo flew on Saturday near the end of the afternoon. The weather was absolutely terrible. Some nice fluffy images, may post them if they are good enough.

On sunday the desert camo stayed on the tarmac, and the spare flew (both special tails).
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