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Bastile day flypast Paris 14/7/18

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Bastile day flypast Paris 14/7/18

Post by arch » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:22 am

With thanks to Scramble

Here is this years flypast details


DÉFILÉ DES AVIONS - 10:35h
64 total: - 53 Air Force, - 6 Navy, - 2 Sécurité Civile, - 3 foreigners.

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Ouverture du défilé
9 ALPHAJET Patrouille de France

2018 : modernisation de la composante aéroportée
1 C135 GRV 2/91 « Bretagne »
1 MIRAGE 2000 N EC 2/4 « La Fayette »
3 RAFALE B EC 1/4 « Gascogne »

Opération Barkhane 75 ans 3e escadre de chasse
1 A330 MRTT PHÉNIX GRV 2/91 « Bretagne »
4 MIRAGE 2000 D 3e escadre de chasse

Formation et entraînement : aviation de chasse
2 ALPHAJET NG ETO
1 ALPHAJET BELGE ETO
2 ALPHAJET EAC
1 M346 SINGAPOURIEN

Opération Irma groupe aérien embarqué
4 RAFALE M Flottille 17F

Patrouille et surveillance
1 ATL2 Flottille 21F
1 FALCON 50 Flottille 24F

Opération Irma
1 A340 AIRBUS ET 3/60 Esterel
1 A400M 61e escadre de transport
2 CASA ET 1/62 « Vercors » ET 3/62 « Ventoux »

Opération Chammal
1 C135 GRV 2/91 « Bretagne »
2 RAFALE C 30e escadre de chasse
1 RAFALE B 30e escadre de chasse
1 RAFALE B 4e escadre de chasse

Opération EAP en Estonie
1 E-3F EDCA 00.036 « Berry »
3 MIRAGE 2000-5 EC 1/2 « Cigognes »
1 MIRAGE 2000 B EC 2/5 « Île de France »

Projection de puissance
3 MIRAGE 2000 RDI EC 2/5 « Île de France »
1 MIRAGE 2000-5 EC 1/2 « Cigognes »
2 ALPHAJET EE 3/8 « Côte-d’Or »

Coopération franco-allemande
1 C160 TRANSALL 64e escadre de transport
1 C130J 62e escadre de transport
1 A400M ALLEMAND

Formation et entraînement : aviation de transport
4 XINGU EAT

Sécurité civile
1 CANADAIR Base de Nîmes Garons
1 DASH Q400MR Base de Nîmes Garons

50 ans équipe de voltige de l'armée de l'air
2 SR 20
2 EXTRA 330 EVAA

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DÉFILÉ DES HÉLICOPTÈRES - 11:25h
30 total: - 18 Army, - 5 Air Force, - 2 Navy, - 3 Gendarmerie, - 2 Sécurité Civile.
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Protection du territoire
2 FENNEC EH 3/67 « Parisis »
1 FENNEC EH 5/67 « Alpilles »
2 CARACAL EH 1/67 « Pyrénées »

Combat aéromaritime et sauvegarde maritime
1 CAÏMAN Flottille 33F
1 DAUPHIN Flottille 35F

Territoire national
1 GAZELLE 3 RHC Etain
2 CAIMAN 1 RHC Phalsbourg
2 PUMA GIH Villacoublay

Module forces spéciales
1 TIGRE HAP 4 RHFS Pau
1 GAZELLE GATLING 4 RHFS Pau
1 CARACAL 4 RHFS Pau

Gendarmerie nationale
1 EC 145 Base de Villacoublay
2 EC 135 Base de Villacoublay

Sécurité civile
2 EC 145 Base de Issy

Sous-groupe aéromobile Attaque
1 TIGRE HAP 5 RHC Pau
1 GAZELLE HF-V
1 TIGRE HAD HF-V 1 RHC
1 PUMA PC 3 RHC Etain

Sous-groupe aéromobile Assaut
1 COUGAR 5 RHC
2 CAIMAN 1 RHC
1 TIGRE HAD 1 RHC
2 PC6 ETCM Montauban

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Re: Bastile day flypast Paris 14/7/18

Post by slogen51 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:31 pm

I understand most people go to Les Invalides to view the flypast.

As I could be very tight for time does anyone know if you can view from along the south bank near Notre Dame station while walking above ground towards Les Invalides which would save vital minutes from Charles De Gaulle.

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Re: Bastile day flypast Paris 14/7/18

Post by Yorker » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:47 pm

I've viewed the flypast from the southern end of Pont Neuf in the past. Compared to Invalides you are considerably closer to the aircraft and therefore the picture is far less side on and more underneath. However nose on the formations look good as the sun is behind you. The helicopters are fine as they a little lower anyway.
Walking along the southern embankment the crowds tend to gather after Musee d'Orsay towards Pont Alexandre.
Note that the RER from CDG vary in the number of stops they take into Paris. As I remember every other one goes non stop to Gare du Nord making it speedier than the stopping train before.

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Re: Bastile day flypast Paris 14/7/18

Post by slogen51 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:15 am

Thanks

I need to be side on but it sounds like I will still be able to see the flypast aircraft if I am running late. The choppers at 11:30 shouldn't be a problem but the first jets at 10:30 is tight as I don't get to CDG until 08:30

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Re: Bastile day flypast Paris 14/7/18

Post by arch » Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:01 am

You must be on the luton-cdg flight same as me

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Re: Bastile day flypast Paris 14/7/18

Post by slogen51 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:57 pm

Hi

I am - glad not the only one!

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Re: Bastile day flypast Paris 14/7/18

Post by womas » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:30 pm

The invalides and south side of Pont Neuf (or the entire river bank) give you a good view and photography changes but the aircraft are tend to be back lit.

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Re: Bastile day flypast Paris 14/7/18

Post by slogen51 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:19 pm

Can't wait - hope the flight is bang on time

I understand that there are usually some choppers on the ground around the Champs Elysees?

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Re: Bastile day flypast Paris 14/7/18

Post by womas » Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:34 pm

Not the last couple of years, haven't read anything that this will come back unfortunately. If you are in doubt and on the esplanade des Invalides it will be easy to see if this will be on again as there will be a small mobile control tower present and the place is fenced off. Choppers used to land there around 13.00h.

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Re: Bastile day flypast Paris 14/7/18

Post by slogen51 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:08 pm

Thanks again for the info

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Re: Bastile day flypast Paris 14/7/18

Post by Bruno » Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:43 pm

Hi there,

Please note, that the rehearsal over Paris will take place Wednesday July the 11th at 1500 for the aircraft and 1545 for helicopters

This year is the return of helicopters display at the Invalides after the flypast. They would arrive around 1300 and, and would leave the place after 1800.
To this link https://flic.kr/s/aHskB8DUHc you will find exemples of photos taken during their departs

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Re: Bastile day flypast Paris 14/7/18

Post by slogen51 » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:35 pm

Nice

That is good news. Do you think the display choppers will be made up of helicopters from the flypast or hopefully different ones?

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Re: Bastile day flypast Paris 14/7/18

Post by Bruno » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:53 pm

I think, it will be the same helicopters from the flypast.

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Re: Bastile day flypast Paris 14/7/18

Post by Freeman Lowell » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:37 pm

slogen51 wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:35 pm
Nice

That is good news. Do you think the display choppers will be made up of helicopters from the flypast or hopefully different ones?
In 2012 at least, a lone helicopter was displayed at Les Invalides and was in place before any of the flypast or arrivals. Fingers crossed.
CU there. Freeman

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Re: Bastile day flypast Paris 14/7/18

Post by EF-111 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:42 am

In 2014 we had an NH-90, Tigre, Puma, Cougar, and Gendarme EC-145. :thumbs: They were all from the flypast and landed on the grass along Les Invalides.

Regards, Steve

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Re: Bastile day flypast Paris 14/7/18

Post by womas » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:41 am

Rumours are that they will put up a static show at the Invalides again!

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Re: Bastile day flypast Paris 14/7/18

Post by Bruno » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:43 pm

Hi there,

Officialy, five helicopters will land at the Invalides, and will stay for entire afternoon.

Cheers

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Re: Bastile day flypast Paris 14/7/18

Post by womas » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:32 pm

That's cool. After the flypast they refuel at the small Gendarmerie heli port nr. Paris. From there they will fly low across the Seine river to the Invalides. Positioning yourselve along the Seine north bank can give you great shots. With departure at the end of the day you can have shots with the massive Invalides dome in the background. Just for ideas.

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Re: Bastile day flypast Paris 14/7/18

Post by eagle driver » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:32 am

A few things beginning to plot making there way towards Paris
Ulysse 91 Atlantique No23
A400M 0073 out of Orleans low level to Paris as Cuja 103
Being Followed by
German A400M 54 17 as PNT112
KC-135 735 as Merlin41 and 740 as Marcot21

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Re: Bastile day flypast Paris 14/7/18

Post by slogen51 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:24 am

Bruno wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:43 pm
Hi there,

Officialy, five helicopters will land at the Invalides, and will stay for entire afternoon.

Cheers

Thanks for the heads up - 5 have turned , very impressive tight turns to land over the crowds

( In a cafe REhydrating)

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