Text: Serge Van Heertum & Philippe Saeys-Desmedt / Translation: Marc Arys
Pictures: Serge Van Heertum, Philippe Saeys-Desmedt, Pierre Taquet & Bruno Ghils
© sbap 2018
 

Do we still have to present la Ferté Alais and its famous "Temps des Hélices" (Propeller Era)... I do not think so, but talk about it is evident as the 46th edition, held in 2018, was once again a real success on every part, even on those where the organizers had no hold on, like the weather, which was very summery.
This said, the program offered the numerous spectators no less than 6 hours of non-stop aerial activities.
But la Ferté Alais is also a matinee allowing to look up some of the flying machines from nearby, talk to the pilots and mechanics and wander along the various booths with books, paintings, models and other aeronautical stuff. Among them, the "Editions Paquet", which, these last years, specialized in aerial comic strip books through the series named "Cockpit". Why emphasize on this editor rather than on another one, comes from the fact that, this year, one of are great Belgian cartoonists was honoured through this superb piece of work or must I say art. You probably will have recognized him, indeed Jean-Luc Beghin, who made us live our dreams through the pages of the magazines from our youth and who, in 2017, edited his book, summarizing some of his masterpieces.
Our fellow countryman, emigrated to the United States since quite some years, was credited with the "Prix Alphonse Malfanti" by the "commission Histoire, Arts & Lettres" (HAL) - commission of History, Art & Letters, of the Aéroclub de France. A beautiful and well deserved award, when one knows the amount of hours spent to create the fabulous drawings and cockpits. Elected for one of the seven prices, our Jean-Luc met up with the Saint-Exupéry, René Chambe and other Jules Roy on the list of award winners of the Aéroclub de France.
Congratulations Jean-Luc... and awaiting eagerly the next one...

After this well filled morning, time had come to take our places and enjoy the show... and what a show!
Through these lines we will not make up an inventory in due form, as our pictures will allow you to have a complete overview of the presentations, but still we will put forward some assets as this European première of the Chance Vought F4U-5NL Corsair, from the association "Les Casques de Cuirs" located at the Cerny airfield, the recently restored Hawker Sea Fury T.20, from the renowned Fighter Collection and the, also freshly restored, HA-1112-M4L Buchón, which flew in the "Battle of Britain" movie in 1968. But we will come back to these premières through our pages. Noteworthy is also the fact that there were some nice double acts, which mingled past and present beautifully.
Of course, the program had the known flights like "Tora Tora Tora" or "Good Morning Vietnam", but we never get tired of these.
Elegance was also present with the EVAA (Equipe de Voltige de l'Armée de l'Air) or the superb demonstration of the aerobatic glider, flown by Johan Gustaffson from Sweden.
In short, two magnificent days (once again...) and the "Temps des Hélices" was also the "Temps de la post combustion" (Afterburner Era) to the greatest delight of eyes and ears.
Not only did they gave us an exceptional airshow, despite the increasing security aspects (inflicted and financial constraints), the organizers did also give us two different finales, the "Breitling Jet Team" on Saturday and the" Patrouille de France" on Sunday.
Personally, I have already taken "rendez-vous" for the 2019 edition and do not we forget to support the "Amicale Jean Baptiste Salis" (AJBS) in any possible way, so they can perpetuate their splendid shows and go up to the magical number 50.

 
Indeed, it was "Le temps des hélices"  (Philippe Saeys-Desmedt©)
Another newly restauration. Sadly not in the flying program this year...  (Philippe Saeys-Desmedt©)
Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8
(Bruno Ghils©)
Morane Saulnier MS60 Moth (De Havilland DH.60 Moth under French licence)
(Philippe Saeys-Desmedt©)
How to travel in the 1930's  (Philippe Saeys-Desmedt©)
Great U.S. aircraft manufature of the 30's  (Philippe Saeys-Desmedt©)
Luxury travel with the Spartan  (Philippe Saeys-Desmedt©)
Curtiss H.75 Hawk
(Philippe Saeys-Desmedt©)
Morane Saulnier MS406
(Philippe Saeys-Desmedt©)
Polikarpov Po-2W
(Philippe Saeys-Desmedt©)
Bücker Bu-181B Bestmann
(Philippe Saeys-Desmedt©)
Second World War jewels...  (Philippe Saeys-Desmedt©)
A Willys jeep in company of the new "Corsair"
(Philippe Saeys-Desmedt©)
The legendary Swiss cleanliness
(Philippe Saeys-Desmedt©)
Back in the 1940's with the "Satin Doll Sisters" and the unavoidable "Pin-Up"   (Philippe Saeys-Desmedt©)
Korea era with a pair of Sea Fury
(Philippe Saeys-Desmedt©)
(Philippe Saeys-Desmedt©)
Preparing the planes for the afternoon show
(Bruno Ghils©)
The happiness of reliving the past, that's the Ferté
(Philippe Saeys-Desmedt©)
100 years ago...
(Pierre Taquet©)
(Pierre Taquet©)
 
"Cockpits" book and Jean-Luc Beghin honoured by the "Aéroclub de France"    (Pierre Taquet©)
The diploma signed by Catherine Maunoury and Philippe Lacrante
(Pierre Taquet©)
Congrats Jean-Luc, our team is waiting the brother ;-)
(Pierre Taquet©)
 
 
 
(Serge Van Heertum©)
The morning entairtement flights: Historic transport, training...
(Serge Van Heertum©)
...or combat aircraft
(Serge Van Heertum©)
The ribbon flight   (Serge Van Heertum©)
Bébé Jodel
(Serge Van Heertum©)
Boeing PT-17 Kaydet (A75N1)
(Serge Van Heertum©)
Scheibe SF 28 Tandem-Falke  (Serge Van Heertum©)
D-31 Turbulent
(Pierre Taquet©)
CJ-01 Minijet (Based on Bede BD-5 Microjet)
(Serge Van Heertum©)
 
The pioneers
 
(Pierre Taquet©)
Morane Saulnier Type H
(Serge Van Heertum©)
Deperdussin Type T
(Serge Van Heertum©)
Morane Saulnier Type H & Blériot XI
(Serge Van Heertum©)
Blériot XI &  Leopoldoff
(Serge Van Heertum©)
 
The Great War
 
(Bruno Ghils©)
Bristol F2B Fighter
(Serge Van Heertum©)
(Serge Van Heertum©)
Junckers CL.1
(Serge Van Heertum©)
Sopwith Triplane & Fokker DR.1
(Serge Van Heertum©)
Dogfight...
(Pierre Taquet©)
(Serge Van Heertum©)
(Serge Van Heertum©) Albatros replica
(Serge Van Heertum©)
(Serge Van Heertum©) (Serge Van Heertum©)
  
The Fighter Centenary
  
SPAD XIII and the Dassault Rafale...First 2018 public display of Cpt Sébastien "Babouc" Nativel   (Serge Van Heertum©)
(Serge Van Heertum©) (Serge Van Heertum©)
(Pierre Taquet©) (Serge Van Heertum©)
(Pierre Taquet©) (Serge Van Heertum©)
(Bruno Ghils©) (Serge Van Heertum©)
(Serge Van Heertum©) (Serge Van Heertum©)
(Serge Van Heertum©)
(Serge Van Heertum©) (Serge Van Heertum©)
 
Adrienne Bolland winner of the Andes mountain range
 
Caudron G III   (Serge Van Heertum©)
(Serge Van Heertum©) (Serge Van Heertum©)
 
Aerobatics of the roaring twenties
 
Morane Saulnier M.S. 317 trio   (Serge Van Heertum©)
(Serge Van Heertum©) (Serge Van Heertum©)
(Serge Van Heertum©) (Serge Van Heertum©)
 
RAID the French Special Forces
 
# 1 & # 3 (Serge Van Heertum©) - #2 (Pierre Taquet©)
 
Der Luftwaffe
 
(Serge Van Heertum©)
Junckers JU-52-3M
(Serge Van Heertum©)
(Pierre Taquet©)
(Serge Van Heertum©) Fieseler Fi156C-3 Storch
(Serge Van Heertum©)
 
Warbirds Legend
 
North American P-51D-30-NA Mustang "Nooky Booky IV"  (Serge Van Heertum©)
(Pierre Taquet©) (Serge Van Heertum©)
(Pierre Taquet©) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Hawker Sea Fury T.20 and Hawker Sea Fury FB.11   (Serge Van Heertum©)
(Pierre Taquet©) (Bruno Ghils©)
(Serge Van Heertum©) (Bruno Ghils©)
(Serge Van Heertum©) (Serge Van Heertum©)
(Serge Van Heertum©)
 
 

Aircraft type: Hawker Sea Fury T Mk 20
Built by: Hawker, Kingston-upon-Thames
Year of Manufacture: 1951
Serial number: WG655
Engine: Pratt & Whitney R 2800C
Current operator: The Fighter Collection
Civil registration: G-CHFP
Colour scheme: Royal Navy RNAS Eglinton (910-GN)

WG655 was number 59 built out of a batch of 60 Sea Furies for the Royal Navy. Delivered to RNAS Anthorn in October 1951, the aircraft was immediately placed in storage. In March 1954 she was issued to RNAS Eglinton, where the Station's Maintenance Unit used her, coded "246-GN". She later saw service with the Eglinton Station Flight as "910-GN". In December 1955, after only 18 months of flying, WG655 was retired from service and struck off charge in December 1956.
During 1957 Hawker bought her for refurbishment and probable re-sale. She was converted to a target tug, sold to German MoD for TT (Target Towing) operations and registered D-CACU (aircraft was painted in an all-red colour scheme). Federal Republic of Germany c/o Ministry of Defence, operated by Deutscher Luftfahrt-Beratungsdienst (of Wiesbaden) on target-towing flights in Sigmaringen area, based on München-Riem airport. Operator changed to Rhein Flugzeubau (RFB) for operation in Todendorf-Putlos range in Baltic Sea, based at Lübeck from January 1st,1966. Undertook last flight of a German Sea Fury (Lübeck - Köln) on November 12th, 1975 and stored at Köln airport.
In 1976 she was presented to the Royal Navy by the German government, and arrived at RNAS Yeovilton in June. Then WG655 was re-united with her Eglinton Station Flight colours and formerly accepted into the Royal Navy Historic Flight (RNHF) on June 29th, 1976. She was used as a trainer by the RNHF and also was a regular participant at airshows across the UK during the summer months.
On July 14th, 1990 WG655 departed RNAS Yeovilton for a display at the Grand Prix at Silverstone. When the plane was over Bruton, Somerset, her engine failed and she began to lose height rapidly. The pilot, Lt. Cdr. Beattie spotted a field and prepared for a wheels-up emergency landing. Unfortunately the aircraft began to turn towards two large oak trees. Her port wing struck the first tree, resulting in the fuselage swinging between the two trees. Consequently the starboard wing and cockpit side struck the second tree, severed the port wing and split the fuselage in two. John Beattie was virtually unhurt, but Chief-Engineer Eric Young suffered broken ribs and a dislocated shoulder.
It was thought to be unlikely that WG655 would fly ever again. However, in 1993 an American enthusiast purchased the wreckage and exported her to the USA for a complex restoration project using components from several Sea Furies. After an extensive rebuild of 12 years and thousands of man-hours at Kenosha and at Sanders Aviation in California, aircraft returned to the skies on May 24th, 2005.
In May 2009 WG655 arrived at Duxford and was re-assembled during June the same year. Her first public appearance in the UK after almost 20 years was at the Flying Legends 2009 airshow. WG655 is the third Sea Fury in the already impressive collection of the Fighter Collection. The old registration N20MD was replaced by the UK one G-CHFP on April 20th, 2012.
WG655 made is airshow circuit come back in 2018 after couple of years overhaul and restoration.

  
(Serge Van Heertum©)
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk XIVe    (Serge Van Heertum©)
(Pierre Taquet©) (Serge Van Heertum©)
(Pierre Taquet©) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Hispano HA-1112-M4L "Buchon"  (Serge Van Heertum©)
 
  

Aircraft Type: Hispano HA-1112-M4L "Buchon"
Built by: Hispano Aviacion in Tablada (Seville)
Year of Manufacture: 1954
Serial number: 40/2
Powered by: Rolls Royce Merlin 500/45
Current operator: Air Leasing Ltd
Civil registration: G-AWHC
Colour Scheme: Luftwaffe "Red 11" JG.26, Lille 1940 (Battle of Britain movie)

History began in 1944 when Spain's attempt to salvage a serviceable aircraft for themselves from a failed arrangement with Germany, reached its peak in 1952 with the first flight of the HA-1112. This aircraft type served the Spanish Air Force until 1965 and become a popular substitute for Bf-109 sibling in films and airshows.
Although 233 single seat fighters and only two dual-control two seat trainers were built. The first one was powered by the Hispano-Suiza 12Z and designated HA-1110-K1L. The second two seater was built with a Merlin 500 engine and designated HA-1112-M4L. The HA-1110-K1L was eventually converted to an HA-1112-M4L. The subject aircraft G-AWHC is the original and only genuine HA-1112-M4L dual-control two seater in existence, making it one of the rarest warbirds available in the market place today.
Into Battle: A number of Buchóns were deployed to Spanish Sahara (1957-58) to battle Moroccan insurgents and their allies. The Buchóns were primarily tasked with giving close air support to army units on the ground. During the battle, the HA-1112 earned the distinction of being the last member of the Bf-109 family to participate in war actions.
Enter Wilson "Connie" Edwards: During 1968, "Connie" Edwards and other members of the Confederate Air Force (now Commemorative Air Force) visited Europe to purchase military aircraft surplus, including HA-1112 Buchons and different kin d of Spitfires.
Having done so, the team was approached by Hamish Mahaddie, aircraft procurement officer for Spitfire Productions during the making of the iconic 1968 classic film, "Battle of Britain" realized by Guy Hamilton. Edwards and company agreed to lease the aircraft to Mahaddie on the basis that they would fly the aircraft in the movie.
As Connie tells it, "Well, three months became 11 months and I ended up Chief Stunt Pilot. During that 11 months, I flew everything including Spitfires, Hurricanes, 109s, Heinkels and even the B-25 photo ship. I became good friends with Adolf Galland and "Ginger" Lacey. At the end of filming I took 16 Messerschmitts (Buchons) as payment. After they agreed, the production company realised they needed two Messerschmitts for an upcoming movie, so I traded them two Messerschmitts (Buchons) for my favourite Spitfire IX MH415 and shipped them all home to the Ranch in West Texas."
There the last of the HA-1112s and Spitfire sat for over 45 years in a hangar in the dry West Texas climate, unmoved, unmolested, still in their movie paint and unrestored!
Movie Star: During the filming of the 1968 "Battle of Britain" movie, Luftwaffe and British Aces Adolf Galland and Robert Stanford-Tuck were employed as technical advisors. During this period, they both flew HA-1112-M4L G-AWHC during a break in filming. The old adversaries, who fought each other during the Battle of Britain had become close friends and hunted Game together with Tuck serving as godfather to Galland's son Andreas. This was the only moment in aviation history when a former RAF and a former Luftwaffe Ace have flown together in the same plane.
45 Years on: In 2014, "Connie" Edwards engaged Platinum Fighter Sales to market and sell his remaining Hispano Buchons. Within 24 hours Platinum had the first offer and the majority of the aircraft were purchased by a Swiss Company. The balance of aircraft including the world's only HA-1112-M4L, G-AWHC going to an Australian Collector.
After Closing of the sale/s, HA-1112-M4L was shipped off to Air Leasing in the UK for restoration, flight readiness and registration with the UK CAA. She performed her first post restoration test flight at Sywell airfield in the capable hands of Richard Grace on November 24th, 2017.
Given G-AWHC's rare factory two seat configuration, Battle of Britain movie history, being flown by such legends as Adolf Galland and Robert Stanford-Tuck, it makes the aircraft very attractive from an investment point of view. In addition, G-AWHC has enormous potential as a revenue earner providing passenger flights to history and movie buffs alike, subject to authority approval of course.

 
(Serge Van Heertum©) (Pierre Taquet©)
(Serge Van Heertum©) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Curtiss H.75-C1 "Hawk"  (Bruno Ghils©)
(Serge Van Heertum©) (Serge Van Heertum©)
(Pierre Taquet©) (Serge Van Heertum©)
(Serge Van Heertum©)
The fighter collection trio...Simply fantastic   (Pierre Taquet©)
 
Tora Tora Tora...Pearl Harbor Infamy Day
 
(Bruno Ghils©)
North American T-6G Texan (used as Japanese fighter)
(Pierre Taquet©)
North American AT-6 Harvard Mk 4M (also an ennemi plane...)
(Serge Van Heertum©)
Naval Aircraft Factory N3N-3
(Serge Van Heertum©)
Boeing PT-13D Kaydet
(Pierre Taquet©)
Attack... (Serge Van Heertum©) (Serge Van Heertum©)
(Serge Van Heertum©) Always check six...   (Pierre Taquet©)
(Bruno Ghils©) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Curtiss P40N WarHawk   (Serge Van Heertum©)
(Pierre Taquet©) (Pierre Taquet©)
 
Wingwalker
 
Danielle and the Boeing PT-13D Kaydet...Pink Lady is back...   (Serge Van Heertum©)
(Serge Van Heertum©) (Pierre Taquet©)
(Serge Van Heertum©) Mr & Mrs Del Bueno   (Pierre Taquet©)
Face to face with "Pinky"
(Serge Van Heertum©)
What a couple...don't find you?
(Serge Van Heertum©)
 
Arabesques and Smoke
 
Splendid duo from the EVAA and their Extra EA-330SC... Note on the tail the 50 years of this Military team    (Serge Van Heertum©)
(Serge Van Heertum©) (Serge Van Heertum©)
(Serge Van Heertum©) (Serge Van Heertum©)
(Serge Van Heertum©) (Serge Van Heertum©)
 
Flying sailors
 
Chance Vought F4U-5NL Corsair   (Serge Van Heertum©)
 

Aircraft type: Chance Vought F4U-5NL Corsair
Built by: Chance Vought Dallas, Texas
Year of Manufacture: 1951
Serial number: 124724
Engine: Pratt & Whitney R-2800-C Double Wasp
Current operator: Les Casques de Cuir
Civil registration: F-AZEG
Colour scheme: USN/12472/P-22 in VC-3 scheme

The history of the F4U-5NL Corsair of the "Casques the Cuir" (Leather Helmets) started on September 26, 1951, when it was delivered to the US Navy. Assigned to the VC-3 in April 1952, the Corsair, BuNr 124724, was sent to the battlefront in Korea aboard the USS Valley Forge in December that same year. This first tour lasted for six months, within the B detachment of the VC-3.
In August 1953, 124724 was allocated to the H detachment aboard the USS Boxer. Its second operational tour ended in November 1953 and was sent back to the United States, after a year of almost continuous battles.
Once back in the land of Uncle Sam, one cannot determine if the aircraft continued to fly or was placed in storage. The only known information indicates that in March 1956, the aircraft was transferred to the Litchfield Park desert, near Tucson, Arizona, to be put up for storage.
In the early 50's, various Central and Southern American countries showed an interest in buying surplus aircraft from the US Navy and US Air Force. The will from the United States to promote democracy in these countries, urged the American government to instate a military aid program, the Military Aid Sales (MAS), to deliver aircraft and materials, which were stored and available in large quantities. One of these countries was Honduras, showing a keen interest in acquiring Corsair as a replacement for its ageing P-38 Lightning and P-63 Kingcobra. In March 1956 the complexity and lack of reliability urged the Furza Aera Hondurena (FAH) to conclude a contract within the frame of this program, which allowed delivery of 10 F4U-5, F4U-5N and F4U-NL at Tegucigalpa airbase. BuNr 124724 was one of them.
The Hondurian Corsair served for 13 years and in 1969, 124724 was once again sent to the battlefront during the conflict between Honduras and El Salvador, called the "Soccer War". Honduras and El Salvador were both equipped with Corsair: Honduras with the Chance Vought F4U-4 and F4U-5 and El Salvador with the Goodyear FG-1D. There is no doubt that the 124724 took part in ground attacks against the Salvadorian armed forces, which trespassed the western Hondurian borders. This war lasted a little less than 2 weeks, after which 124724 and other Corsair of the FAH were withdrawn from service, stored and replaced by North American F-86 Sabre in the early 70's.
In 1979, the company Hollywood Wigns Inc., belonging to George and Jim Nettle, brought seven out of the eight Corsair back, to sell them to fabulously rich American collectors and bought BuNr 124724.
During its ferry-flight from Honduras to the United States, 124724 suffered impairment on the landing gear during a planned stopover at Belize. Ed Real, flying the aircraft, was forced to drop his supplementary fuel tanks overhead the jungle and made a successful belly landing. Damage was minimal apart from the propeller, which was replaced, with the help of British troops stationed in the area. 124724 was declared airworthy again in just two weeks after the mishap and took off from Belize to conclude its ferry flight to the United Stated, without any hitch.
124724 flew for four years with Hollywood Wings before being sold to Terry Randall and John Rourke from Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1983. The aircraft was immediately sold back to Philipp Bass from Fairhope, Alabama.
Bass resold the Corsair to Ralph C. Parker from Wichita Falls, Texas, in 1984, who repainted it in the original colours of VC-3, its Korean unit (coded 22-NP) but only with the letter P on the vertical stabilizer (P for Parker). During the two following years, Ralph Parker flew his Corsair on numerous shows before deciding to sell the aircraft.
In March 1986, Jean Salis bought 124724 and ferried it by boat to Amsterdam arriving on April 21th, 1986.
Today, after several years of restauration, BuNr 124724 took to the skies again and is currently the only flying Corsair in France.

 
(Pierre Taquet©) (Serge Van Heertum©)
(Pierre Taquet©) (Serge Van Heertum©)
(Serge Van Heertum©)
(Serge Van Heertum©)
Breguet Br 1150 Atlantic ATL II  (Bruno Ghils©)
(Serge Van Heertum©) (Serge Van Heertum©)
(Serge Van Heertum©) (Serge Van Heertum©)
(Serge Van Heertum©)
(Serge Van Heertum©) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Dassault Rafale M & Chance Vought F4U-5NL Corsair
(Pierre Taquet©)
Dassault Falcon 10 MER
(Pierre Taquet©)
Morane-Saulnier MS-733 Alcyon
(Serge Van Heertum©)
Morane-Saulnier MS.760 "Paris"
(Serge Van Heertum©)
The spearhead of the French navy: Dassault Rafale M    (Serge Van Heertum©)
(Bruno Ghils©) 70 years Flotille 12F based at Landivisiau
(Serge Van Heertum©)
Agility show
(Serge Van Heertum©)
(Serge Van Heertum©)
(Bruno Ghils©) (Serge Van Heertum©)
(Serge Van Heertum©) (Serge Van Heertum©)
(Pierre Taquet©) (Serge Van Heertum©)
 
USA 1930's travel
 
(Pierre Taquet©)
Stinson SR-10C Reliant
(Pierre Taquet©)
Stinson V77 Reliant
(Serge Van Heertum©)
Bellanca 14 Cruisemaster
(Serge Van Heertum©)
Spartan 7W executive
(Serge Van Heertum©)
(Serge Van Heertum©) (Serge Van Heertum©)
 
Gliding pearls
 
DFS SG-38 Schulgleiter   (Serge Van Heertum©)
(Pierre Taquet©) (Serge Van Heertum©)
PZL-Bielsko SZD-59 Acro   (Serge Van Heertum©)
(Serge Van Heertum©)
(Serge Van Heertum©) (Serge Van Heertum©)
 
Lockheed Electra and Amelia...
 
Lockheed 12A Electra Junior    (Pierre Taquet©)
(Pierre Taquet©) (Serge Van Heertum©)
 
Military Transport...from past to present
 
Beechcraft 3TM (Beech18)   (Serge Van Heertum©)
Douglas C 47B 35DK Skytrain
(Serge Van Heertum©)
Beechcraft D18S
(Pierre Taquet©)
(Serge Van Heertum©)
Douglas C 47B 35DK Skytrain
(Serge Van Heertum©)
Dassault MD-311 Flamant
(Pierre Taquet©)
Douglas DC-3C Dakota with the Beech 18 trio
(Pierre Taquet©)
(Serge Van Heertum©)
Transall C-160R  (Serge Van Heertum©)
(Serge Van Heertum©) (Serge Van Heertum©)
(Serge Van Heertum©) (Serge Van Heertum©)
(Serge Van Heertum©) (Serge Van Heertum©)
 
Swiss past and now
 
EKW D-3801 (Morane Saulnier M.S. 406 under Swiss license)    (Serge Van Heertum©)
(Pierre Taquet©) (Pierre Taquet©)
Mc Donnell Douglas F/A-18 C Hornet solo display   (Serge Van Heertum©)
(Pierre Taquet©) (Pierre Taquet©)
 
French Army Aviation
 
 
Aerospatiale SA342M Gazelle   (Serge Van Heertum©)
(Serge Van Heertum©) (Serge Van Heertum©)
 
Good Morninggggggggggggggggg Viêtnam!
 
Douglas AD-4N Skyraider duo  (Serge Van Heertum©)
(Serge Van Heertum©) (Serge Van Heertum©)
North American T-28B Trojan
(Serge Van Heertum©)
Reims FTB 337G Skymaster
(Serge Van Heertum©)
North American - Rockwell OV-10 B Bronco
(Serge Van Heertum©)
(Pierre Taquet©)
(Bruno Ghils©) (Bruno Ghils©)
A very good sample of weathering for our modellers reader...   (Serge Van Heertum©)
 
The Great Final
 
The "Breitling Jet Team" (Aero Vodochody L-39) & The "Patrouille de France" (Dassault Alpha Jet E)
(Serge Van Heertum© & Pierre Taquet©)
(Serge Van Heertum©) (Pierre Taquet©)
(Serge Van Heertum©) (Pierre Taquet©)
(Serge Van Heertum©) (Pierre Taquet©)
(Serge Van Heertum©) (Pierre Taquet©)
(Serge Van Heertum©) (Pierre Taquet©)
(Serge Van Heertum©) (Pierre Taquet©)
 
Thanks to the pilots and all other people in the shadow for this dreaming weekend
 
(Serge Van Heertum© & Pierre Taquet©)
2019: 47th - 2020: 48th - 2021: 49th - 2022: the great 50th one.....   (Serge Van Heertum©)

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