Alphajet ~ Patrouille de France

Dassault / Dornier Alphajet of Patrouille de France 🇫🇷

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                     About the Alphajet 

The Alpha Jet is a light attack jet and advanced jet trainer co-manufactured by Dassault Aviation of France and Dornier Flugzeugwerke of Germany.

About the Plane :
First flight 26 October 1973
Introduction 4 November 1977
Status In service
Primary user French Air Force
Produced 1973-1991
Number built 480
Unit cost $4.5 million
                 About the Patrouille de France

The Patrouille Acrobatique de France is the precision aerobatic demonstration unit of the French Air Force.
The mission of the 9 pilots and 35 mechanics is to represent the French Air Force, and lead the ambassadorship role of French Aeronautics overseas.

Stationed at Aerial Base 701 Salon-de-Provence, it is the oldest (active since 1931 and officially commissioned in 1953) and considered as one of the most professional in the world !

The unit traditionally opens the July 14 parade (Bastille’s Day) in Paris with their Alphajets, presenting a twenty-minute demonstration of formation changes and crossovers narrated by the director of the French Air Force presentation team, also a jet pilot as well as the public relations officer. Each maneuver is filmed by a photo/video specialist, and a pilot is also usually present (often the replacement pilot), supervising the communications between the Patrouille and the controller (for flight safety). Recently, they flew for the Paris Air Show or with a Boeing 777 for Air France

Some videos of the Patrouille de France :

If you like France and the Patrol, give a vote to see one day this beauty in the simulator !

Sources : Armée de l’air, Wikiedia, Patrouille de France



Yes 👍 when I see these, I am very proud to be French, the people who built in 1890 the first flying machine heavier than air (Clément Ader)


I bought yesterday a model of an alphajet

No votes left alas, but nice request. Would be good to have a training jet like this one. I used to like also the fuga magistere…

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A few pictures to revive this cool request!

A recent flight near Kuwait city!


And a vote!

Trop beau😍😍


Thank you 🙏