Low Level Flying French Style

Low Level Flying French Style

Postby targeta on Thu 21 Mar 2013, 1:13 pm

Hi All
One of the biggest challenges I have given myself was when I decided to try and take some low level flying images in French valleys. After a series of base visits and interviews I finally got a good collection of images. Hours have been spent driving around checking locations, in my first week I saw nothing at all, I did hear one jet and the locals spoke of low flying aircraft. I spent another week last September this time I saw two jets, during other trips I was more lucky. Eventually I had enough information and knowledge with a range images to write an article for Air Forces Monthly. The April issue out today should give you an insight to the French Air Force's low level flying training and how it is organised.
Here are a few images not selected for the article.

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Mirage 2000N Some of the valleys are wide and the lines they flew weren't ideal.

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Rafale which came very close.

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Mirage F.1CT, the light was not always perfect.

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Alpha Jet and French house, just to prove it was not the Loop.

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Mirage 2000Cs, sometimes they were very close to each other.

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Mirage 2000N Not bad for a days work.

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Mirage 2000C

Cheers
Phil
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Re: Low Level Flying French Style

Postby Bartek on Thu 21 Mar 2013, 1:30 pm

Really nice selection. Looking forward to see the rest.
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Re: Low Level Flying French Style

Postby timuss on Thu 21 Mar 2013, 1:39 pm

Very nice indeed :clap: :clap:
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Re: Low Level Flying French Style

Postby swingy on Thu 21 Mar 2013, 6:58 pm

Phil

Some crackers. Love the pair of 2000s.
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Re: Low Level Flying French Style

Postby Luke28 on Thu 21 Mar 2013, 11:02 pm

Oh yes, love these.... Is this the French Mach Loop? :lol:
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Re: Low Level Flying French Style

Postby Stu on Fri 22 Mar 2013, 8:00 am

Great post Phil :clap:
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Re: Low Level Flying French Style

Postby st24 on Fri 22 Mar 2013, 10:52 am

Lovely stuff Phil, however, replace those shutters with net curtains and that Alpha could be in the loop!

Kenny wrote:Nice to see them in our mag


Just curious Kenny - are you now connected with AFM? :question:
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Re: Low Level Flying French Style

Postby Craig_85 on Sat 23 Mar 2013, 7:52 pm

5 , 6 & 7 for me. Really well done on hunting these shots out, France is a vast country with some excellent scenery. :smile:
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Re: Low Level Flying French Style

Postby Arno 01 on Sun 24 Mar 2013, 10:38 am

Now here's something different , love the Mirage pairs (5)
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Re: Low Level Flying French Style

Postby Stevie Beats on Tue 26 Mar 2013, 4:55 pm

As said before its great to see some new aircraft and locations so well done for putting in that effort, worthwhile too in my opinion. Love the two ship and the others have some lovely light on them.

Looking forward to the article


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Re: Low Level Flying French Style

Postby Niallxg on Tue 26 Mar 2013, 6:54 pm

Lovely series of shots.
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