Mont de Marsan (LFBM) MIL 2019

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Re: Mont de Marsan (LFBM) MIL 2019

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tyro1 wrote:From underside photos supplied by Ian Marshall I can read E20, E44 E87 E139, E68 and E129

Regards KB
On Airshow News thread - NTM, the following are given;
E44/1 Alpha-Jet E PdF
E20/3 Alpha-Jet E PdF
E152/4 Alpha-Jet E PdF
E68/5 Alpha-Jet E PdF
E146/5 Alpha-Jet E PdF
E129/6 Alpha-Jet E PdF
E85/7 Alpha-Jet E PdF
E87/9 Alpha-Jet E PdF

E139??!!…….
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Re: Mont de Marsan (LFBM) MIL 2019

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We saw the PdeF when we were round the back of the airfield. There was a formation of 9 plus a spare. The usual 10?

I have seen and can vouch for 139 as clear as a bell on a photo.

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Re: Mont de Marsan (LFBM) MIL 2019

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Tyro, are we talking friday? There were 8 PdF aircraft in the formation with the three Tigers, with one more PdF jet alongside (for pictures, presumably); so, no more than 9 I think
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Re: Mont de Marsan (LFBM) MIL 2019

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It's all getting a bit complicated.

On Thursday it was a totally different display, not the usual "group routine" which was performed on Friday by just 8 a/c, although as stated above, there may have been a 9th, camera ship. I think these were 1,3,4,5,6,7,8 & 9 so the camera ship may have been another 5.

Thursday they did not (from memory) perform in formation, it was all airfield attacks and such-like (and that is where my nos are from).


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Re: Mont de Marsan (LFBM) MIL 2019

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On thursday, it was the individual sections practising section set-ups and the formation leader practising formation set-ups (marking the visual clues).

Although you're basically right about them being only Alpha Jets, everybody is still curious WHICH Alpha Jets. :roll: :wink: Especially as they are moving between units (and between stickers within the PdF :twisted: ). For instance, the unmarked 162/8-RJ of EE03.008 USED to be a PdF-bird (F-TERJ).
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As per internal info, yes it should be in MdM.
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Re: Mont de Marsan (LFBM) MIL 2019

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Have a bit of info about Patrouille de France Alpha Jets on thursday. I could read the following from photo's. Number 6 was the F-TELP with nosewheelnumber 129. Number 7 was the F-UGFF, but I couldn't read the nosewheeldoornumber. Number 9 was the F-TELC with nosewheeldoornumber 87. All 100 procent sure. Also could read 2 further nosewheeldoornumbers : 85 and 127.
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Re: Mont de Marsan (LFBM) MIL 2019

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I was talking about Friday. The main photo I have seen is for Friday. It has eight aircraft in it doing a oppostion pass of 4 aircraft in each direction. The first four a/c are very clear and Ian gave me the other two off a separate photo. On their first pass over the airfield we were round the back and I was sure they were in a diamond nine with the spare aircraft off to the west as a photo ship. I am willing to accept that the main formation was only eight but at the time it certainly looked like 9. Only alphas? I needed three! Slack I know.

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Re: Mont de Marsan (LFBM) MIL 2019

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Hi Frank, where did you see 125? can you check pics or notes?
regards Alex

frank kramer wrote:
AMC wrote:Did 125 30-GD flew in the afternoon?
And was 114 30-IS tow and was parked left from the Portuguese F-16´s?


no for the 125
yes for the 114
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Re: Mont de Marsan (LFBM) MIL 2019

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Hi all,
A few bits and pieces:

-Can anyone confirm Rafale 131/30-GJ alse being present at the spottersday AM?
-Can anyone shed a light on Rafale 140 which was photoproof by Pil Adkin in front of the hangar next to the portugese: at what time was it towed in/seen last?
-Can anyone confirm Rafale 125 as present? (see above) and if so: where?

Thanks in advance!
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Dragon64 wrote:Hi Frank, where did you see 125? can you check pics or notes?
regards Alex

frank kramer wrote:
AMC wrote:Did 125 30-GD flew in the afternoon?
And was 114 30-IS tow and was parked left from the Portuguese F-16´s?


no for the 125
yes for the 114
No, what I meant (and what I stated a few posts earlier) is that 125 was NOT THERE AT ALL in my opinion.
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Re: Mont de Marsan (LFBM) MIL 2019

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I think you are right Frank!
Unless proven otherwise... ;-)

Ca you shed a light on 131?

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Re: Mont de Marsan (LFBM) MIL 2019

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All I can say is that it is not in my logs either...
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Re: French Airshow 2019

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With regard to the exercise. According Indian news paper it is called Garuda VI and will take place in the first 2 weeks of July on a French Airbase. Exercise starts on 1 July. Indian AF aircraft mentioned in article is 10 SU-30, 1 Il-76 AWACS and 1 Il-78 Tanker. They will mainly fly against Rafale fighters.
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Re: Mont de Marsan (LFBM) MIL 2019

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Hello,
frank kramer wrote:Although you're basically right about them being only Alpha Jets, everybody is still curious WHICH Alpha Jets. :roll: :wink: Especially as they are moving between units (and between stickers within the PdF :twisted: ). For instance, the unmarked 162/8-RJ of EE03.008 USED to be a PdF-bird (F-TERJ).
I hope everybody is still curious, I have the following from my pictures:
E44 / 1
E139 / 3
E20 / 4
E68 / 5 / F-TEMO (serial taken from F-TEMO)
E127 / 5
E129 / 6 / F-TELP
E85 / 7 / F-UGFF
E87 / 9 (Code allocated via method of elimination - I got serial "87", but no code for it and have code "9" in a formation)
The nineth one which was flying next to the formation with the Tigers and was in the "old" PdF colours:
E73 / - / F-TENE (serial taken from F-TENE at Biarritz airport at 20:00 the same day). The other eight were there too but escaped further identification as the Alpha Jets concealed each other.

I hope that helps a bit.
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