Belgian Air Force Demo Team 2012
Text : Serge Van Heertum  -  Pictures : Luc Dujardin & Serge Van Heertum © sbap 2012
   

Is it still needed to present the Ferté Alais airshow?
I don’t think so…all aviation lovers knows that the annual airshow of La Ferté Alais is one of the most prestigious for war birds in the continental Europe. This year it was the 40st edition…more than forty years of amazing flying presentations. The first edition was held in 1970 and took the name of aviation fair. Along the years only two editions were cancelled (therefore the 40st edition in 42 years). We can say without any doubt that like a well-known French wine, 2012 was an exceptional vintage.

From the mythic Bleriot to the next generation transport aircraft Airbus A400M “Grizzly” passing thru the first and second world war, around 100 aircraft were presented in flight. A great part of the aviation history was presented and in very good weather conditions. The 40st edition was  a great success and can be named without any restrictions “aviation fair”. More than words, the pictures speak for itself…
If you want to see an amazing panel of historic aircraft, don’t hesitate to go next year to this airshow held in a French historic aviation area (not far away of Etampes cradle of the first French demonstration team “la patrouille d’Etampes”) and enjoy the aviation spirit of Jean Salis and all the members of La Ferté Alais giving their best to preserve all those flying machines, you won’t regret your displacement.

SBAP team would like to thanks the organizer for all the usual kindness and the facilities offered during our visit at this aviation temple.

   
 
   
The static display
   
Mini Mosquito ! (Serge Van Heertum) Auster J-1N Alpha (Serge Van Heertum)
   
Morane Saulnier AI (Serge Van Heertum) Morane Saulnier AI (Serge Van Heertum)
   
Fokker D VII (Serge Van Heertum) Nieuport N28 N2B (Serge Van Heertum)
   
Beechcraft Stagerwing (Serge Van Heertum) Fairey Tipsy Belfair (Serge Van Heertum)
   
Curtiss H-75 (Serge Van Heertum)                                   T-28B Trojan (Luc Dujardin)                          Boeing Stearman (Serge Van Heertum)
   
Dewoitine D-27 (Luc Dujardin) Ryan PT-22A (Luc Dujardin)
   
Sikorsky S-38 (Luc Dujardin) Messerschmitt Me 108 (In fact a Nord N 1002) (Luc Dujardin)
   
Bücker & Stieglitz (Luc Dujardin) (Luc Dujardin)
   
(Luc Dujardin) Lockheed P-38 (Luc Dujardin)
   
Egg cockpit (Luc Dujardin) Metal reflections (Serge Van Heertum)
   
P-51D (Luc Dujardin) P-40N (Luc Dujardin)
   
Sun-Blades (Luc Dujardin) From Russia (Luc Dujardin)
   
Roar (Luc Dujardin) Arrow and metal (Luc Dujardin)
   
Russian close up (Luc Dujardin) Glider office (Luc Dujardin)
   
Spit and sun (Serge Van Heertum) Specific MS metal (Serge Van Heertum)
   
Polikarpov PO-2 (Serge Van Heertum) Tante JU (Serge Van Heertum)
   
Juncker JU-52-3M from Ju Air (Serge Van Heertum) Stinson Reliant (Serge Van Heertum)
   
Antonov AN-2 from Donau Air Service (Serge Van Heertum) 91st Gâtinais Highland band (Serge Van Heertum)
   
The airshow
   
Mirage 2000N (Serge Van Heertum) Went from a Lafayette group commemoration (Luc Dujardin)
   
The white Scheibe SF 25 E and the red Scheibe SF 28 A (Luc Dujardin) (Serge Van Heertum)
   
(Serge Van Heertum) Caudron Luciole (Serge Van Heertum)
   
The French Air Force para team jump from tante JU (Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
   
(Serge Van Heertum) French Navy presentation (Luc Dujardin)
   
Morane Saulnier "Paris" (Serge Van Heertum) (Luc Dujardin)
   

Dassault Super Etendard (also know as SEM) (Luc Dujardin)

(Serge Van Heertum)  
   
Morane Saulnier MS 138 (Serge Van Heertum) Morane Saulnier MS 317 (Serge Van Heertum)
   
Close close ! (Luc Dujardin) Morane Saulnier MS 230 (Luc Dujardin)
   
Airbus A400M "Grizzly" (Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
   
 (Luc Dujardin) The future Belgian C-130H replacing (Serge Van Heertum)
   
Focke Wulf FW 44 "Stieglitz" (Luc Dujardin) (Serge Van Heertum)
   
(Serge Van Heertum) (Luc Dujardin)
   
(Luc Dujardin) (Serge Van Heertum)
   
The "Stieglitz" formation. Wonderfull ! (Serge Van Heertum)
   
(Luc Dujardin) (Serge Van Heertum)
   
(Serge Van Heertum) (Luc Dujardin)
   
Fokker DR.1 (Serge Van Heertum) Sopwith Triplane (Serge Van Heertum)
   
Air combat during world war I (Serge Van Heertum)
   
The Sopwith hitted (Luc Dujardin) Strange design... (Serge Van Heertum)
   
Bücker 131b "Jungmann" (Luc Dujardin) Bücker 133c "Jungmeister" (Luc Dujardin)
   
(Luc Dujardin) Another "Jungmeister" in aerobatic demonstration (Luc Dujardin)
   
Ryan PT-22A (Serge Van Heertum) De Havilland DH-82A "Tiger Moth" (Serge Van Heertum)
   
Morane Saulnier MS 406 (Serge Van Heertum) Curtiss H-75 (Serge Van Heertum)
   
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
   
(Serge Van Heertum) Juncker JU-52-3M (Luc Dujardin)
   
Fieseler Fi-156 "Storch" (Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
   
(Luc Dujardin) (Luc Dujardin)
   
Naval Aircraft Factory N3N-3 (Luc Dujardin) Pearl Harbor reconstitution (Luc Dujardin)
   
(Serge Van Heertum)  Tora Tora Tora (Serge Van Heertum)
   
(Luc Dujardin) (Serge Van Heertum)
   
(Serge Van Heertum) Curtiss P-40N "Warhawk" (Serge Van Heertum)
   
Mitsubishi "Zero" fighter...(Luc Dujardin) ...in fact a modified Harvard (Luc Dujardin)
   
Yakovlev Yak 3M (Luc Dujardin) Yakovlev Yak 11 (Serge Van Heertum)
   
Yakovlev Yak 3U (Serge Van Heertum) Yakovlev Yak 11 (Serge Van Heertum)
   
Yakovlev Yak 11 (Serge Van Heertum) Speed and power ! (Serge Van Heertum)
   
Lockheed P-38 "Lightning" (Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
   
(Serge Van Heertum) Metal flash (Luc Dujardin)
   
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
   
Sikorsky S-38 (Luc Dujardin) (Serge Van Heertum)
   
(Serge Van Heertum) (Luc Dujardin)
   
(Luc Dujardin) (Luc Dujardin)
   
(Serge Van Heertum) (Luc Dujardin)
   
François "Ralloche" Rallet from EVAA and his Exta 330 (Serge Van Heertum)
   
Noth American P-51D "Mustang" (Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
   
Bleriot XI (Luc Dujardin) (Serge Van Heertum)
   
Morane type H (Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
   
DFS Habicht E (Serge Van Heertum) What a beautifull demonstration ! (Luc Dujardin)
   
(Luc Dujardin) (Serge Van Heertum)
   
SPAD XIII (Serge Van Heertum) (Luc Dujardin)
   
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
   
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
   
(Luc Dujardin) (Serge Van Heertum)
   
Supermarine Spitfire Mk XIX (Luc Dujardin) (Luc Dujardin)
   
Hawker Sea Fury FB Mk 11 (Luc Dujardin) (Serge Van Heertum)
   

Smoke and elegance (Luc Dujardin)

(Luc Dujardin)  
   
EADS Cri-cri the the smallest four-engine (Luc Dujardin) (Serge Van Heertum)
   
Belgian Air Force "Red Devils" (Serge Van Heertum) See also our special Marchetti page (Serge Van Heertum)
   
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
   

Wing walckers and their "Stearman" (Serge Van Heertum)

  (Serge Van Heertum)
   
(Luc Dujardin) Amazing and spectacular (Luc Dujardin)
   
Dassault "Flamant" duo (Luc Dujardin) (Serge Van Heertum)
   
North American T-28B "Trojan" (Luc Dujardin) Douglas "Skyraider" pair (Serge Van Heertum)
   
French Air Force "Rafale" (Luc Dujardin) A tiger from escadron 1/7of Saint Dizier (Serge Van Heertum)
   
(Luc Dujardin) (Serge Van Heertum)
   
The "Patrouille de France" (Luc Dujardin) (Luc Dujardin)
   
(Serge Van Heertum) (Luc Dujardin)
   
Sopwith 1 1/2 "Strutter" (Luc Dujardin) The last restauration at La Ferté and the last to fly (Luc Dujardin)

 

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