Pt-3 French Fancies.

By | 18th August 2018

With the French Air Force and Navy, made a considerable contribution to this year’s  flying display at the Royal International Air tattoo 2018.
The French Air Force contribution consisted of a pair of Mirage 2000D Tactical Demonstration team Couteau Delta making its second appearance, must admit they were a lot sharper in their demo then last year. The team pick up a trophy, as The Crow Flies, voted by members of ‘The Friends Of RIAT. Other French Air Force Contribution came from a Rafale  solo demonstration, once again this was a tidy show, and made good use of the tight turns within the airfield boundaries.
Not to be out shone in any way the contribution from the French Navy, with a pair of Rafale Ms From 12 Flotille, it has been a good number of year’s since we have witnessed any flying contribution from the Navy. Like its Airforce the team put their spin on Tactical Demonstration, it was a totally different demo from the previous weekend at Yeovilton.
When the Breguet ATL-2 Atlantic confirmed its  appearance at this year’s show in the flying programme many thoughts amongst the Aviation populous that this year would be the best in years, after watching it’s  validation flight, it was a good demonstration. The next day it was called back to France for operational duties, to the disappointment of the organisers and the public alike.