La Ferté Alais 2017

Re: La Ferté Alais 2017

Postby Elliott Marsh on Mon 01 May 2017, 5:38 pm

Ah fantastic, the Gladiator was magnifique when it went in 2015.

Also announced the other day, solo P-51D plus TF-51D 'Scat VII' static over the weekend.

Current list as follows...

Patrouille de France (Sunday only)
Boeing 777 - (flypast with Pat de France, Saturday only)
Swiss F/A18 Hornet
Dassault Rafale
Hawker Hunter (pair w/ Fury & presumably solo)
Sea Fury (pair w/ Hunter & presumably solo)
2x Skyraider
2x T-28 Fennec
12x T-6 Texan (airfield attack)
Grumman Avenger
P-51D Mustang 'Nooky Booky IV'
Yak-3 x3 & Yak-11
Jan Roozen's Hurricane Mk.I
Curtiss Hawk 75
Gloster Gladiator
Dassault Flamant x2
Laird Speedwing
Beech Staggerwing
Ryan SCW
Ryan PT-22
Stinson Reliant
Travel Air 4000
Boeing Stearman wingwalking
Ju-52 (pleasure flights & usually flies in the show)
DH Dove (pleasure flights)
TF-51D Mustang 'Scat VII' (static)
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Re: La Ferté Alais 2017

Postby The Baron on Mon 01 May 2017, 6:35 pm

A shame Scat VII is static only, but it's looking like a very nice line up.
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Re: La Ferté Alais 2017

Postby Maisie on Mon 01 May 2017, 10:02 pm

Do you usually get visiting An-2's on the weekend? I can remember seeing them in photo's last year, but I can't remember if they were just visiting, or down for static..
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Re: La Ferté Alais 2017

Postby Elliott Marsh on Mon 01 May 2017, 10:59 pm

In recent years a yellow and blue An-2 has offered pleasure flights over the weekend, but this doesn't seem to be scheduled to do so this time round.
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Re: La Ferté Alais 2017

Postby John_E on Tue 09 May 2017, 8:01 pm

Swiss Hornet has cancelled. :-X
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Re: La Ferté Alais 2017

Postby John_E on Tue 09 May 2017, 8:03 pm

Provisional programme here;

http://www.ajbs.fr/le-programme-du-meeting-2017/

No Rafale M either. Got to say, I'm tempted to just do the one day.
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Re: La Ferté Alais 2017

Postby hmeasures on Tue 09 May 2017, 8:20 pm

John_E wrote:Provisional programme here;

http://www.ajbs.fr/le-programme-du-meeting-2017/

No Rafale M either. Got to say, I'm tempted to just do the one day.


The Marine Rofles are still on the table, just not yet confirmed apparently. Still a great list, Brisfit and Spad too :yahoo:
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Re: La Ferté Alais 2017

Postby The Baron on Tue 09 May 2017, 8:25 pm

Not too disappointed the Swiss Hornet isn't on the list anymore. The Marine Nationale contingent looks excellent again - love the Alize and Atlantic, and great to see the Transall back again.
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Re: La Ferté Alais 2017

Postby Skyflash on Wed 10 May 2017, 9:47 am

John_E wrote:Swiss Hornet has cancelled. :-X


If you 'follow' the team on Farcebook you'll be aware of the issues they've been having with weather in the Payerne area, which has knocked his practice schedule into a cocked hat. I wouldn't be surprised if he ends up scrubbing a few more appearances in the early part of the display season... they're probably a good couple of weeks behind schedule.
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Re: La Ferté Alais 2017

Postby John_E on Wed 10 May 2017, 7:04 pm

Skyflash wrote:
John_E wrote:Swiss Hornet has cancelled. :-X


If you 'follow' the team on Farcebook you'll be aware of the issues they've been having with weather in the Payerne area, which has knocked his practice schedule into a cocked hat. I wouldn't be surprised if he ends up scrubbing a few more appearances in the early part of the display season... they're probably a good couple of weeks behind schedule.


Ah okay, unavoidable then. Still it's a shame, I've almost forgotten what flares at an airshow look like.
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Re: La Ferté Alais 2017

Postby st24 on Thu 11 May 2017, 9:43 am

Skyflash wrote:
John_E wrote:Swiss Hornet has cancelled. :-X


If you 'follow' the team on Farcebook you'll be aware of the issues they've been having with weather in the Payerne area, which has knocked his practice schedule into a cocked hat. I wouldn't be surprised if he ends up scrubbing a few more appearances in the early part of the display season... they're probably a good couple of weeks behind schedule.


Understandable but bizarre - surely he could have decanted to another base to work up? I imagine the teams are up to speed?? :confused:
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Re: La Ferté Alais 2017

Postby Skyflash on Thu 11 May 2017, 11:07 am

Even more bizarre, he's just announced that he's display-ready!

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Re: La Ferté Alais 2017

Postby st24 on Mon 15 May 2017, 1:32 pm

Skyflash wrote:Even more bizarre, he's just announced that he's display-ready!

:question:


Displayed at Bordeaux by the looks ..... :dunno:



(Not very South of France looking wx...!)
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Re: La Ferté Alais 2017

Postby Nwalch on Tue 16 May 2017, 7:20 pm

Anyone going to La Ferté Alais who wants to meet up give me a shout. I will be there both days.
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Re: La Ferté Alais 2017

Postby The Baron on Tue 16 May 2017, 7:29 pm

Nwalch wrote:Anyone going to La Ferté Alais who wants to meet up give me a shout. I will be there both days.


I'll be there both days too.
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Re: La Ferté Alais 2017

Postby Nwalch on Thu 18 May 2017, 8:54 pm

Are scanners allowed at French shows?
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Re: La Ferté Alais 2017

Postby aviodromefriend on Fri 19 May 2017, 1:29 pm

Nwalch wrote:Are scanners allowed at French shows?
AFAIK yes. but be prepared that they might talk French.
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Re: La Ferté Alais 2017

Postby Col. Chibani on Fri 19 May 2017, 4:56 pm

Some additions yesterday:
  • Hawk 75 (Saturday only)
  • a second T-28
  • a Cessna 337
  • 2 Fouga Magister (Pen Duick flight - never heard of)
  • 1 Bréguet XIV
:yahoo:

About the scanner, there is nothing said on the official website.
Anyway, nothing is said about anything : no do's or don'ts on gabizos, stepladders, picnic table, dress code, campfire, alcool, smoking, ... The French Way :cool:
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Re: La Ferté Alais 2017

Postby Elliott Marsh on Thu 25 May 2017, 12:12 pm

What is possibly the final programme has now been published in the AJBS newsletter (a great idea by the way, with articles on key participants and suchlike).

The flying runs for nearly 6hrs, with some of the key displays being...

1344 - Hisso Bristol F2b, SPAD & Caudron GIII
1358 - Stinson Reliant, Bellanca Cruisemaster, Staggerwing, Laird Speedwing & Ryan SCW
1422 - Yak 3 x3 & Yak-11
1432 - Tora! Tora! Tora! set-piece with 12x T-6, P-40, N3N, PT-22 and Stearman
1510 - TFC's Gladiator
1518 - Atlantique, Alizé, Zéphyr, Paris, CAP-10 & 2x MS-733
1541 - C-160 demo
1640 - Rafale, Hunter & Sea Fury formation
1701 - 13x CAP formation
1721 - Vietnam set-piece with 2x Skyraider, 2x T-28 & Cessna Skymaster
1754 - Breguet XIV (!)
1807 - B777 & Patrouille de France (Sat. only)
1813 - Fokker DVII & Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter
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Re: La Ferté Alais 2017

Postby The Baron on Thu 25 May 2017, 3:45 pm

There's some real class on that list. Lovely to see the Breguet XIV back, it's been some time since I last saw it.
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Re: La Ferté Alais 2017

Postby Wissam24 on Thu 25 May 2017, 7:41 pm

Can't wait!
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Re: La Ferté Alais 2017

Postby Nwalch on Fri 26 May 2017, 3:05 pm

Elliott Marsh wrote:What is possibly the final programme has now been published in the AJBS newsletter (a great idea by the way, with articles on key participants and suchlike).

The flying runs for nearly 6hrs, with some of the key displays being...

1344 - Hisso Bristol F2b, SPAD & Caudron GIII
1358 - Stinson Reliant, Bellanca Cruisemaster, Staggerwing, Laird Speedwing & Ryan SCW
1422 - Yak 3 x3 & Yak-11
1432 - Tora! Tora! Tora! set-piece with 12x T-6, P-40, N3N, PT-22 and Stearman
1510 - TFC's Gladiator
1518 - Atlantique, Alizé, Zéphyr, Paris, CAP-10 & 2x MS-733
1541 - C-160 demo
1640 - Rafale, Hunter & Sea Fury formation
1701 - 13x CAP formation
1721 - Vietnam set-piece with 2x Skyraider, 2x T-28 & Cessna Skymaster
1754 - Breguet XIV (!)
1807 - B777 & Patrouille de France (Sat. only)
1813 - Fokker DVII & Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter


59 mins for the C160 demo :). I assume the Rafale, Hunter and Sea Fury will display separately during that time leading up to the formation?
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Re: La Ferté Alais 2017

Postby Elliott Marsh on Fri 26 May 2017, 3:13 pm

Nooo! They're just extracted timings for some of the main acts. There is much more in between!

The full programme in the newsletter is more up to date than the order on the LFA website, but the list at http://www.ajbs.fr/meeting/le-programme-du-meeting-2017-2/ should give you an idea of the full programme!
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Re: La Ferté Alais 2017

Postby tankbuster on Wed 31 May 2017, 12:07 pm

Fuel shortages across France, so be aware
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Re: La Ferté Alais 2017

Postby R4118 on Wed 31 May 2017, 1:11 pm

And weather doesn't look great for Saturday.

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