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Bastille Day Flypast 2024

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Bastille Day Flypast 2024

Post by Gary » Sat Apr 27, 2024 8:17 pm

Looking at a possible day trip to Paris for the flypast. Where have people watched form in the past?

Belgian F-16 & Indian Rafale are reported to be taking part this year

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Re: Bastille Day Flypast 2024

Post by STARIL » Sat Apr 27, 2024 9:13 pm

Les Invalides was a good spot, but this year the flypast is supposed to be over Vincennes due to the Olympics. I'd only be guessing but there is a clear area to the south of the area which looks like a showground of some sorts?

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Re: Bastille Day Flypast 2024

Post by Tangopapa » Sat Apr 27, 2024 9:41 pm

Belgian F-16s and Indian Rafales participated in the 2023 flypast so I would think unlikely for 2024. Actual make of the full parade , including the flypast, are normally made public around mid June by the military governor of Paris’s office if my memory serves me correctly. According to reports on Scramble last week, with links to articles in Parisian newspapers, the parade route has been changed again to take place on the Avenue Foch which runs from Porte Dauphine to the Arc de Triomphe. No ideas as yet for a good viewing/photographic position.

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Re: Bastille Day Flypast 2024

Post by Gary » Sat Apr 27, 2024 10:42 pm

Yeah looks like the website I was reading had a mixture of this year and last year flypast.

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Re: Bastille Day Flypast 2024

Post by Kurnass » Sun Apr 28, 2024 8:34 am

I’ve been looking into it also. I visit Paris every year for Quattorze Julliet, and unfortunately this year will be totally different.
The locations I have in mind are the park near Chateau the Bagatelle, or the bridge across the Seine just north of that.
Free line of sight, and not too far away.
But it all depends on security measures, and if that area isn’t closed off for whatever reason.

A few weeks before the event the participants and security measures will be published, only then we can make a decision on where to stand, I think.

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Re: Bastille Day Flypast 2024

Post by slogen51 » Sun Apr 28, 2024 9:02 am

Early days but I was thinking of heading to the Longchamp race course area which should be just south of the flight path and reasonable unobstructed views based on photos although I haven't been there before.

You probably will see the Flypast from the traditional spot in Invalides but it could be distant and not possible to read anything off

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Re: Bastille Day Flypast 2024

Post by Kurnass » Sun Apr 28, 2024 9:59 am

If you’re on the south side, I think you look into the sunlight? Which might make reading a lot more difficult.
In recent years I always stood on a bridge in Nanterre, facing south, sun in the back. That location is not okay for this year, but I think it’s best to watch from the north

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Re: Bastille Day Flypast 2024

Post by Typeflyer » Mon Apr 29, 2024 2:28 pm

Surely facing south you are looking into the sun… Invalides is on the south side of the Seine and you look north to see the flypast.

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Re: Bastille Day Flypast 2024

Post by Kurnass » Mon Apr 29, 2024 3:25 pm

Yeah, we’re much more to the west of Paris where we watch the flypast, coming from north west to south east. In the morning the sun is still okay

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Re: Bastille Day Flypast 2024

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Re: Bastille Day Flypast 2024

Post by slogen51 » Wed Jul 10, 2024 1:28 pm

The practice a short while ago had the RAF typhoon coming in over Gard du Nord and heading SW down Avenue Foch

I reckon you have to be south of parc Bagatelle mentioned above - perhaps at the western end of Alle de Longchamps

(Unfortunately for me I can't make it this year as my dear old mum is having a party on 14/7 - yes same day as the Euros final ! plus I need to save some cash for later this year)

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Re: Bastille Day Flypast 2024

Post by FFDspotter » Wed Jul 10, 2024 1:50 pm

The French Air Force has posted the current flypast participants and formation on X today:
https://x.com/armee_de_lair/status/1811 ... SeWHgPvOnQ

Hope this helps, sorry if this is common knowledge!

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Re: Bastille Day Flypast 2024

Post by slogen51 » Wed Jul 10, 2024 2:11 pm

If I have understood the program correctly it seems the army choppers are first followed by the Airforce and Navy aeroplanes

Normally it's the other way around

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Re: Bastille Day Flypast 2024

Post by Wayne » Wed Jul 10, 2024 4:21 pm

My French is pretty much non-existent, but the link above states:-
10:32: Parade of helicopters and light aircraft.
11:17: Parade of planes.

From experience, these often run behind schedule!

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Re: Bastille Day Flypast 2024

Post by ridgmeister » Wed Jul 10, 2024 7:23 pm

I'm in Normandy now and saw a Rafale low level over Omaha beach, heading east earlier today.

I obviously missed the practise but does anyone know if the fast jets will recover to Evreux on Sunday, or return to their home bases after the fly-past?
Many thanks in advance, for any gen.
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Re: Bastille Day Flypast 2024

Post by Kurnass » Wed Jul 10, 2024 7:54 pm

Evreux is not used for fighters this year.

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Re: Bastille Day Flypast 2024

Post by ridgmeister » Wed Jul 10, 2024 8:40 pm

Thanks, Kurnass - guess I'll just enjoy Normandy, the local beer and food - we must bear these hardships, eh 😉
Cheers,
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Re: Bastille Day Flypast 2024

Post by Ranger » Sat Jul 13, 2024 10:45 am

Kurnass wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2024 7:54 pm
Evreux is not used for fighters this year.
Believe they will operate from Orleans this year.

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Re: Bastille Day Flypast 2024

Post by Vulcanone » Sat Jul 13, 2024 1:34 pm

If anyone finds live links for the events, please do share on here for those of us not making it across the channel

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Re: Bastille Day Flypast 2024

Post by sjoerd » Sun Jul 14, 2024 6:46 am

Fighters operate from St.Dizier this year.

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