Magnificent La Ferté Alais - Historics now added

Magnificent La Ferté Alais - Historics now added

Postby Vixen1 on Mon 28 May 2012, 11:27 am

Shame I missed the Duxford show but here's something dirrerent.

Just back from my first visit to La Ferté. What a venue. Took too may pictures and got rather sunburned despite the factor 30. I'll post the lovely older stuff separately later in the week.

Good to meet Hew and the gang. Thanks to Steve for the company.

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Some apperitzers for those Norwegian Tiger hunters
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Re: Magnificent La Ferté Alais - The Military Only

Postby Screechy on Mon 28 May 2012, 11:38 am

Nice stuff, i missed not going to La Ferte this year. Fave shot is the Etendards flying through with the Paris. Very nice.
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Postby doogie on Mon 28 May 2012, 12:48 pm

Nice pics! Too bad I couldn't make it this year... Did the A400M also fly? I was surprised but I think I've seen a pic somewhere on the net from La Ferté...
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Re: Magnificent La Ferté Alais - The Military Only

Postby Vixen1 on Mon 28 May 2012, 1:28 pm

Did the A400M also fly? I was surprised but I think I've seen a pic somewhere on the net from La Ferté...


'Doogie' - It did fly, I'd sort of forgotton because it was rather too high and not that impressive. Thanks for the comments. Here you go:-

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I've never been before but really enjoyed it. Friendly, no rip-off prices and great weather too.
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Re: Magnificent La Ferté Alais - The Military Only

Postby FOTO4 on Mon 28 May 2012, 1:53 pm

First Class
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Re: Magnificent La Ferté Alais - The Military Only

Postby st24 on Mon 28 May 2012, 2:57 pm

Excellent!! :cool: Was the 2000N part of the role demo pair??
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Re: Magnificent La Ferté Alais - The Military Only

Postby Vixen1 on Mon 28 May 2012, 3:08 pm

st24 wrote:Excellent!! :cool: Was the 2000N part of the role demo pair??


No... we got a surprise two passes from two Mirages on Saturday morning. My camera was still in the bag on the first one, this was from the second pass and I turned my zoom the wrong way and thought it was stuck (new lens) and lashed it up. :dizzy: Thanks for the comment.
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Re: Magnificent La Ferté Alais - The Military Only

Postby umea4 on Mon 28 May 2012, 5:55 pm

Excellent set.

Anthony.
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Re: Magnificent La Ferté Alais - The Military Only

Postby Danny on Mon 28 May 2012, 7:17 pm

Superb shots! I love that Rafale tail, I saw it at Coningsby a few weeks ago - hopefully that's the jet we'll get to see at RIAT. :smile:
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Postby Blackbird on Mon 28 May 2012, 8:27 pm

Excellent set :clap: with some types not often seen (Super Etendard and Paris). The first Rafale shot is a belter! :clap: :clap:

Thanks for posting.

Andy :smile:
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Re: Magnificent La Ferté Alais - The Military Only

Postby Kipperooni on Mon 28 May 2012, 8:30 pm

That's if they get the Rafale fixed. It only had 1 burner working part way through the display. Sunday saw a different Rafale but that too lost a burner and aborted. (possible design fault ?)
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Re: Magnificent La Ferté Alais - The Military Only

Postby teleconverter on Tue 29 May 2012, 12:50 pm

Kippoid,

Yep, it did appear to have a few problems, but what a great show! The French sure know how to put on an Airshow!


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Re: Magnificent La Ferté Alais - The Military Only

Postby sebcoe on Tue 29 May 2012, 7:27 pm

Lovely set Tony, looking fwd to the historics. Mirage is ok considering you were caught on the hop!
Thanks again for a great trip. :cool:
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Re: Magnificent La Ferté Alais - The Military Only

Postby tedsg on Wed 30 May 2012, 5:25 pm

Great set of photos-I was there too on the Saturday but with only my old point and shoot camera.
It is one of the very best air shows especially if you like pre-first www aircraft, through www 1 www 2 etc german french british russian japanese and american etc not only static but being flown around the sky and the silver p 39 lightning was simply stunning
A brilliant show
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Re: Magnificent La Ferté Alais - The Military Only

Postby Vixen1 on Sun 03 Jun 2012, 3:24 pm

Thanks for the comments everyone. I've finally got through looking at all of my images. Here's some of the historics:-

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tedsg wrote: the silver p 39 lightning was simply stunning
You said it :smile:
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Re: Magnificent La Ferté Alais - Historics now added

Postby colper on Sun 03 Jun 2012, 4:57 pm

Superb set,you have certainly given us a good pictorial report of what looks to have been a very good show.Thanks for taking the time to put together this brilliant post.


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Re: Magnificent La Ferté Alais - Historics now added

Postby Patrick H on Sun 03 Jun 2012, 7:18 pm

Great pictures from a wonderful show. You're way ahead of me as I'm still sorting through mine
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