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France meetings de l'air 4-5 June 2016 : Istres

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Istres has some additions at
http://fosa.fr/meetingdelair/meeting-di ... ticipants/
in the flying display:
Passage d’un B-52

S2F Tracker / Canadair

Démo MASA / Fennec intercept

Démo SATER (sauvetage terre)/
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plan_SATER

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Istres: the flying programme with times is online now:

http://fosa.fr/meetingdelair/meeting-distres/programme/
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Re: France meetings de l'air 2016 : Creil, Istres, Avord

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One topic for three shows :?:

Official information about Istres next weekend;

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Re: France meetings de l'air 2016 : Creil, Istres, Avord

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leonard van T wrote: One topic for three shows :?:
Well, back in the day last November 2015 it wasn't that a bad idea:
http://forum.scramble.nl/viewtopic.php?p=798902#p798902
/
http://forum.scramble.nl/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=119313 .

But when the shows really started off things indeed became confusing. :wink:
Hence it got split up eventually.
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Re: France meetings de l'air 4-5 June 2016 : Istres

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On the subject of Istres, I plan to do some stoffer & blikking on Friday heading north from MRS to Montelimar before returning to n/s near Istres. If I had a copilot then a detour into Chateauneuf-du-Pape could be entertained 8) Anyone know if Salon or Orange are likely to be active on Friday? Maybe gliders only due to the fuel strike?
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Re: France meetings de l'air 4-5 June 2016 : Istres

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Starman wrote:On the subject of Istres, I plan to do some stoffer & blikking on Friday heading north from MRS to Montelimar before returning to n/s near Istres. If I had a copilot then a detour into Chateauneuf-du-Pape could be entertained 8) Anyone know if Salon or Orange are likely to be active on Friday? Maybe gliders only due to the fuel strike?
Normally Orange is active on Fridays.
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Re: France meetings de l'air 4-5 June 2016 : Istres

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Orange nomally is active on fridays... but don't expect too much. If you catch four flying aircraft you have a 'great' day.
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Re: France meetings de l'air 4-5 June 2016 : Istres

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If I catch the gate-guards I´ll be tres joyeux, but with the nearby museum closed for le pause du midi 12-2 that should give me a chance for the morning recovery and the afternoon launch. Or not.
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Re: France meetings de l'air 4-5 June 2016 : Istres

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Been told of a B-1 at Istres, but as it s not on the programme, can anybody confirm if this info is true? Thanks
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Re: France meetings de l'air 4-5 June 2016 : Istres

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Re: France meetings de l'air 4-5 June 2016 : Istres

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Stranger wrote:It is on the static display list

http://fosa.fr/meetingdelair/meeting-di ... statiques/

Many Thanks i missed that
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Re: France meetings de l'air 4-5 June 2016 : Istres

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85-0059/DY is the winning number
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Re: France meetings de l'air 4-5 June 2016 : Istres

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The static list includes the Neuron but it actually flew in formation with a Rafale and Falcon 8X.

Security measures (understandably) very intensive. My car was checked under the hood and with mirrors from the bottom and a total of 3 checks of my camera bag.
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Re: France meetings de l'air 4-5 June 2016 : Istres

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In answer to the question on Orange (although it should move to a different topic perhaps): Although runway repairs there are now completed, not all jets have returned yet from their temporary bases (mainly Solenzara and Istres) so flying activity may not be back to normal yet. The 2000B in the static park at Istres (I mean 525, not the B01) for example is not immediately expected back home after the weekend.

Despite the recent claim by the French AF that, going forward, the only deux-milles to be retained are the D and 5F versions, no concrete plans are known with the Ile de France sqn at the moment regarding replacement by the Rafale. This could mean that the OCU role will move to Nancy or Luxeuil eventually and Orange becomes an all-helicopter base, although that is pure speculation for now.

The 2000N will continue to fly from Istres for 2 more years in the nuclear strike role while the sqn works up on the Rafale at St Dizier. As more and more pilots gradually transition to St Dizier, insufficient crews remain at Istres to retain the demonstration capability, which is why Ramex Delta is in its final season (not because of lack of aircraft).

Of note this weekend was that 1 of the Rafales in La Fayette colors is a C model, whereas the expectation was that they would all be duals due to the complexity of the mission.
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Re: France meetings de l'air 4-5 June 2016 : Istres

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Report of 4-6:Militairy only
Static:
93-CN/525, 93-CE/474 C-135FR
3-JD/643 M-2000D
-/301, 125-BA/342, 125-BX/356, 125-BQ/358, 125-BC/366 M-2000N
8-AF/E-108, 8-AK/E-144 Alpha Jet
-/302, 4-FR/351 Rafale B
-/101 Rafale C
VF/5398 AS-555AN
CS/22, CT/079 Mystère 20
AI/579 PC-7
315-ZM/149 TB-30
BG/515 D-140
B01 , 115-AM/525 M-2000B
16 Rafale M
2 Atlantic NG
F-ZAIC/1184 SA-330Ba
F-TGCJ/05 Extra 330
BI/36 Mirage IVA
332 M-436 Sing AF
85-059/DY B-1B USAF

Flightline/ Flying:
62-HA/193, 62-IR/158 CN-235
PM/2244 AS-332B
125-AM/353, 125-CQ/370, 125-BS/374 M-2000N
4-GU/142 Rafale C
4-HO/317 Rafale B
93-CC/472 C-135FR
60.007/MT B-52H fly-by
78-20, 78-21, 78-22, 78-25, 78-31 , 78-32 EC-120B Team ASPA
J-5012, J-5021 FA-18C
FA-123, 136 F-16AM
F-ZWLD Neuron drone
301 Rafale B chase plane
F-ZBPU EC-145 Sec. Civ;
E-146/1, E-95/2, E-119/3, E-79/4, E-166/5, E-45/6, E68/7, E139/8 plus code 9 & 0 PdeF

On ramp:
3x KC-135 T 351 ARS
TBM-700

Preserved:
4-BR/572 Mirage IIIE
7-HB/A133 Jaguar A
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