La Ferté-Alais 2018 (Sunday)

La Ferté-Alais 2018 (Sunday)

Postby Col. Chibani on Wed 30 May 2018, 9:24 pm

One of the most fabulous Ferté I ever attended, with a gorgeous weather and a wonderful program !

After an early arrival, I found a good spot and enjoy a visit to the static display, including a vocal concert of the Satin Doll Sisters in front of the B-17 Pink Lady :
ImageDSC_1709_00002 by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_1711_00003 by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

I gave the short focals to the kids, so I just took a few "cockpit shots" :

ImageDSC_1712_00004 by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_1713_00005 by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_1715_00007 by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_1716_00008 by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

Meanwhile, lucky fellows enjoy a ride in a legend :

ImageDSC_1720_00009 by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_1723_00011 by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

A suivre / to be continued ...
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Re: La Ferté-Alais 2018 (Sunday)

Postby Col. Chibani on Thu 31 May 2018, 9:17 pm

At last, the show starts, with the traditional & quiet "Irène" motoglide :.

ImageDSC_1748_00013 by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

On the other side of the speed scale, a Minijet makes some high-speed passes before having probably exhausted its fuel and having to get back to its secret base :

ImageDSC_1751_00016 by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

There was also a nice novelty in the form of a ribbon towed by a Kaydet, wrapped around by a Jodel, but I envoyed this so much that I did not manage to get a decent shot.

The Patrouille de France was led into la Ferté by a Sea Fury and a Mustang :

ImageDSC_1758_00017 by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_1761_00020 by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_1768_00021 by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

The PAF will come back later, and we go on with this living aviation history with the early pionneers, Morane type H, Blériot XI et Deperdussin :

ImageDSC_1788_00024 by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_1785_00022 by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_1805_00026 by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

(I worked my prop blur :heyhey: )

A suivre / to be continued ...
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Re: La Ferté-Alais 2018 (Sunday)

Postby Tuckat on Fri 01 Jun 2018, 8:42 am

Enjoying this post, nice combination of photos and commentary. Thanks for sharing.
I must have been keen on her...………… I took her to see India...……………... at The Oval
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Re: La Ferté-Alais 2018 (Sunday)

Postby Col. Chibani on Wed 06 Jun 2018, 8:33 pm

Here we go again (big family + demanding work + slow computer = low processing rate) :

It didn't took long to Mankind to realize that a cockade and a gun turn an aircraft into something that cut more than daisies:

ImageDSC_1846_00031 by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_1849_00032 by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_1854_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

The gunner looks a little bit "rubberish":
ImageDSC_1858_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_1902_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_1913_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

Triplanes dogfighting:

ImageDSC_1925_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_1940_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

The show is also on the ground (heavily edited pic to suppress unwanted humans & other elements):

ImageDSC_1977_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

Hommage to Guynemer :

ImageDSC_1981_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

"Faire face" :

ImageDSC_1985_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

The "last of the last" will hopefully soon be over ...

A suivre / to be continued ...
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Re: La Ferté-Alais 2018 (Sunday)

Postby Col. Chibani on Tue 12 Jun 2018, 10:39 pm

A little interlude with the Rafale, that performed a flypast with the Spad, but the speed difference and distance prevented me to immortalize this moment:

ImageDSC_1989_exp_02 by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_2030_exp_01 by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

The Morane-Saulnier "parasol" impersonate the "roaring twenties" ("années folles" / "crazy years" in french):

ImageDSC_2044_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_2046_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

Crazy maybe was Adrienne Bolland, when she crossed the Ands in her Caudron G3 in 1921, following the instuctions of a mysterious fortune-teller, or so the legend says.

ImageDSC_2061_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

It's crazy also to jump from a perfectly flying aircraft, loaded with guns and other gear (to say nothing of the dog :shock: ). Kudos to the RAID jumpers, that have been quite on the edge recently.

ImageDSC_2092_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_2099_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_2112_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

And soon, business to serious to be given to generals (according to Clemenceau) will restart ...

A suivre / to be continued ...

PS : C&C's are always welcome !
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Re: La Ferté-Alais 2018 (Sunday)

Postby Tuckat on Wed 13 Jun 2018, 9:36 am

Very nice additions, thank you for sharing. Love the last one!
I must have been keen on her...………… I took her to see India...……………... at The Oval
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Re: La Ferté-Alais 2018 (Sunday)

Postby Col. Chibani on Sun 17 Jun 2018, 10:04 pm

Warning, spoiler : after World War One comes World War Two ...

And war means wardirds ! Shall we complain about it ?

The Luftwaffe displays its high-performance equipment:

ImageDSC_2119_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

Trimotors dogfighting ?

ImageDSC_2130_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

The Armée de l'Air and the Royal Air Force react:

ImageDSC_2222_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_2205_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_2260_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_2264_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

A more serious opponent:

ImageDSC_2216_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_2247_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

A family shot:

ImageDSC_2279_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

England raises things to another level:

ImageDSC_2117_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_2204_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

And at the end, the US call the shot:

ImageDSC_2143_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_2145_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_2149_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

A suivre / to be continued ...
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Re: La Ferté-Alais 2018 (Sunday)

Postby Col. Chibani on Wed 04 Jul 2018, 9:28 pm

Here we go again :

The traditional "Tora, Tora, Tora !" act sees a myriad of T-6 "Zeros" take off from the La Ferté "carrier":

ImageDSC_2299_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_2301_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_2302_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_2314_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_2321_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_2324_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

A future sitting duck enjoys its last moments:

ImageDSC_2328_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

Banzaï !

ImageDSC_2359_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_2364_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_2387_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

The P-40 scrambles:

ImageDSC_2374_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

A suivre / to be continued ...
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Re: La Ferté-Alais 2018 (Sunday)

Postby Col. Chibani on Thu 12 Jul 2018, 8:06 pm

It's a bit late, but better than never.

The "brand new" Corsair fills the gap between the Pacific in the 40's and the French Aéronavale:

ImageDSC_2439_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_2444_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_2482_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_2500_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_2521_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_2539_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

A suivre / to be continued ...
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Re: La Ferté-Alais 2018 (Sunday)

Postby Col. Chibani on Fri 13 Jul 2018, 10:54 pm

Let's keep the pace !

Calmer displays with a vast array of flying machines ... still flying.

Spartan 7W :

ImageDSC_2557_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

DFS SG-38 :

ImageDSC_2568_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

PZL SZD-59 :

ImageDSC_2590_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_2600_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

PAF at its best :

ImageDSC_2633_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_2684_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

The Fighter Collection warbirds come back to their nest:

ImageDSC_2691_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_2695_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_2699_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

A collection of collectible twin-engine a/c:

ImageDSC_2689_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_2728_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_2744_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

(oops, this one is still active ...)

A quite virile landing :

ImageDSC_2736_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

A suivre / to be continued ...
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Re: La Ferté-Alais 2018 (Sunday)

Postby Col. Chibani on Sat 14 Jul 2018, 10:59 pm

The Ferté woods turn into the Viet-Nam jungle:

ImageDSC_2761_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

I always wondered why the T-28 has this "kinked" nose.

ImageDSC_2766_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_2770_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

Cool attitude is wearing a cowboy hat in your Skyraider:
ImageDSC_2773_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_2775_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_2803_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_2814_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_2816_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_2819_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_2830_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_2848_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_2851_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_2868_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_2875_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

A suivre / to be continued ...
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Re: La Ferté-Alais 2018 (Sunday)

Postby Col. Chibani on Sat 21 Jul 2018, 10:09 pm

Last but not least.

A Gazelle makes a quick appearance:

ImageDSC_2779_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

Switzerland takes the last slot for a perfectly timed display:

ImageDSC_2805_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_2886_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

An F-18 joins the Morane for a long-awaited "heritage flight":

ImageDSC_2919_00001 by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_2919_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

The F-18 perfoms its solo:

ImageDSC_2930_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_2953_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_2969_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

ImageDSC_2970_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr
(happy with this one, handheld @600mm!)

Say goodbye to the lady :

ImageDSC_2423_exp by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

Can't wait for next year !
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Re: La Ferté-Alais 2018 (Sunday)

Postby HMS Seahawk on Tue 24 Jul 2018, 4:51 pm

Lovely photo's and sounds like a terrific day. Thanks for sharing your photo's and the story of the day. :clap:
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