Fouga Magister CM 70 – APAAF

Fouga Magister CM 70 – APAAF

Fouga Magister CM 70 - APAAF - Gilles Guerin - Photo APPAF A Patrouille de France aircraft from 1964 to 1980, the Fouga Magister is an emblematic figure in French aviation. Presented by the Association pour la Préservation du Patrimoine Aéronautique Français, the Fouga Magister CM170 F-AZZP, serial number 569, was the last to be produced for France at the Potez factory in Toulouse, with subsequent models destined for export. This Fouga made its maiden flight on 11 February 1969. From 26 November 1970 to 3 October 1977, it was assigned to the Groupement Instruction 05-312 at Salon-de-Provence (designator 312-AU,…
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Gazelle SA 341 F2 – F- AYSA (APPAF)

Gazelle SA 341 F2 – F- AYSA (APPAF)

Gazelle de l'Association pour la préservation du patrimoine aéronautique français (APPAF) Acquired in 2013 by the APPAF, the Gazelle SA 341, registration F-FAYSA, is a former military helicopter of the French Army Light Aviation (ALAT). Carrying the serial number 1353, the APPAF Gazelle is now a demilitarised private helicopter flying under the Certificat de Navigabilité Restreint pour Aéronef de Collection (CNRAC). This special status enables the APPAF to present the Gazelle Sierra Alpha in flight at airshows in France and Europe. Through its presence at Air Legend, the APPAF is highlighting the diversity of missions carried out by this combat…
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Spitfire Mk. V, G-IBSY

Spitfire Mk. V, G-IBSY

    G-IBSY © Jean-Pierre Touzeau   G-IBSY © Jean-Pierre Touzeau   G-IBSY © Jean-Pierre Touzeau   G-IBSY © Jean-Pierre Touzeau   G-IBSY © Jean-Pierre Touzeau   G-IBSY © Jean-Pierre Touzeau   G-IBSY © Jean-Pierre Touzeau   On 11th September 1942 Spitfire MK Vc EE602 was built by Westland in Yeovil, Somerset under contract number B124305/40. When built, EE602 was fitted with the universal ‘C’ wing configuration. This allowed it to be fitted either with 8 machine guns, 4 20mm canons or a mix of 4 .303 machine guns and two 20mm canons. This aircraft had the mix of machine…
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MIG-15 (LIM2B), SP-MIG

MIG-15 (LIM2B), SP-MIG

MIG-15 © Jean-Pierre TouzeauMIG-15 © Jean-Pierre TouzeauMIG-15 © Jean-Pierre TouzeauMIG-15 © Jean-Pierre TouzeauMIG-15 © Jean-Pierre TouzeauMIG-15 © Jean-Pierre TouzeauMIG-15 © Jean-Pierre TouzeauMIG-15 © Jean-Pierre TouzeauMIG-15 © Jean-Pierre TouzeauMIG-15 © Jean-Pierre TouzeauMIG-15 © Jean-Pierre TouzeauMIG-15 © Jean-Pierre TouzeauMIG-15 © Spotair The Lim-2 is the Polish version of the MiG-15, a Soviet fighter developed in the late 1940s.Previously considered a historical monument, it is now operated by the Eskadra Foundation in Poland and is once again delighting the public at airshows. There are only a few flying examples of this aircraft in the whole of Europe, including two in Poland.
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Tranchant formation

Tranchant formation

Patrouille TranchantPatrouille TranchantPatrouille TranchantPatrouille TranchantPatrouille TranchantPatrouille TranchantPatrouille TranchantPatrouille TranchantPatrouille TranchantPatrouille Tranchant To share his passion for aviation and flying, Benjamin TRANCHANT set up France's only private aerobatics jet formation, the Patrouille TRANCHANT, in 2004.Based today in RENNES, this formation on the Fouga Magister CM-170 is made up of experienced and highly-trained pilots, a full-time maintenance team and an administrative department.Sensations, pleasure, emotions! Whether solo or in a five-plane formation, every one of its appearances is a high-flying show, with acrobatic figures that are perfectly calculated, controlled and synchronised.A true aerial sport, aerobatics is an activity that is almost as old…
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P-51D, “Little Rebel”, OO-PSI

P-51D, “Little Rebel”, OO-PSI

P-51 Little Rebel @ Jeff StoermerP-51 Little RebelP-51 Little RebelP-51 Little RebelP-51 Little RebelP-51 Little Rebel ThisMustang OO-PSI is former USAAF 45-11495 (c/n 124-48248). It is painted in the colours of Mustang 44-13737 ‘Little Rebel’, a so-called ‘blue-noser’ with code ‘PZ-W’ as was flown by Charles ‘Buck’ Pattillo, one the pilots of 486th FS, one of the three Fighter Squadrons in the USAAF 352nd Fighter Group. Before receiving its Belgian registration, the Mustang used to be registered as N5551D.
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Hélicopère EC120 Calliopé (ALAT)

Hélicopère EC120 Calliopé (ALAT)

In order to avoid the heavy investment involved in acquiring a new fleet of helicopters, which is essential if future pilots of new-generation helicopters are to receive the best possible training, in January 2008 the DGA (Délégation Générale pour l'Armement) and the Ministry of Defence notified a public-private partnership contract. Under this contract, DCI (Défense Conseil International) and PROTEUS joined forces to create HELIDAX, which will become a service provider for the rental of helicopters dedicated to ab-initio training at the Dax school.These are aircraft that the State does not own, but is the preferred user.The EC120 B COLIBRI was…
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Patrouille Cap 10 Marine

Patrouille Cap 10 Marine

Escadrille 50S, based at Lanveoc-Poulmic, is the first port of call for all future naval aviation pilots, whether they are recruited under the EOPAN [Naval Aviation Pilot Officer Cadets] scheme or the Naval Academy. In fact, one of the tasks of this unit is to pre-select around fifty civilian candidates [as well as their incorporation and military training] and to assess the student officers of the Naval Academy destined to be commissioned in naval aviation. To do this, the 50S has CAP 10M training aircraft, acquired in the 1980s from the manufacturer Mudry, which has since disappeared, its activities having…
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Hawkeye E-C2

Hawkeye E-C2

  Missions Advanced aerial detection Command and control Maritime airspace management Characteristics Length: 17.56 m Wingspan: 24.58 m Weight: 17 tonnes empty Speed: 320 knots Service ceiling: up to 37,000 feet Range: 6h15 or 1,540 nautical miles Crew: 2 pilots and 3 weapons system officers Équipements 2 Allison (Rolls Royce) T56-A-427 turboprop engines 1 lenticular radome radar with a range of 250 nautical miles (possibility of simultaneously tracking more than 2,000 runways) The Hawkeye is the world's only embarked advanced airborne surveillance aircraft that combines advanced detection and command and control capabilities. The E-2C Hawkeye is the most accomplished manifestation…
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HAWKER HURRICANE I R4118, G-HUPW

HAWKER HURRICANE I R4118, G-HUPW

  Hurricane I R4118   Hurricane I R4118 Hawker Hurricane I R4118 (G-HUPW) is the only airworthy Hurricane to have participated in the Battle of Britain and is one of the most historic surviving Second World War fighters. Designed by Sir Sydney Camm, the Hurricane first flew in November 1935 and entered service just over two years later. Despite being overshadowed by the Spitfire, the Hurricane played a crucial role in the war, performing a wide range of roles effectively. Its fabric fuselage was easy to repair, and its thick wing provided impressive turning performance. Today, only around 16 airworthy…
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