La Ferte Alais 2012

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La Ferte Alais 2012

Postby Rabbi O'Genius » Tue May 29, 2012 11:56 am

I spent the day at La Ferte Alais Airshow on Saturday with my youngest son Jacques. I watched the planes, and he took the photos.....

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Notice the wing warping for roll control


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Re: La Ferte Alais 2012

Postby Ancient Mariner » Tue May 29, 2012 12:07 pm

Excellent picture Rabbi O'. You can be proud of Jaques, tell him I said so. Having him taking the pictures probably allowed you one pint in each hand, no?
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Re: La Ferte Alais 2012

Postby ZeroAltitude » Tue May 29, 2012 3:46 pm

Great pics! Made my mouth water in anticipation of Flying Legends next month.
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Re: La Ferte Alais 2012

Postby Gabriel » Tue May 29, 2012 8:25 pm

Awesome pics!!!
They are JP-worthy :?

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Re: La Ferte Alais 2012

Postby Not_Karl » Wed May 30, 2012 2:44 am

Beautiful pictures!! Thanks! :clap:
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Re: La Ferte Alais 2012

Postby 3WE » Wed May 30, 2012 3:13 am

Some of those aircraft appear to be made from cheap composites

Great pics, thanks for sharing.
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Re: La Ferte Alais 2012

Postby GlennAB1 » Wed May 30, 2012 7:34 am

Great shots!!! Some great aircraft!!! Love the warp wing....
you still have to find a crew willing to fly this "barely airworthy" heap
no such thing as "barely airworthy" it's either Airworthy or Not
100% incorrect Ever hear of Ferry Permit? issued for Non airworthy aircraft
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Re: La Ferte Alais 2012

Postby Rabbi O'Genius » Thu May 31, 2012 9:55 am

Excellent picture Rabbi O'. You can be proud of Jaques, tell him I said so. Having him taking the pictures probably allowed you one pint in each hand, no?
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I wish...Unfortunately, as Jacques is 15, I was the designated driver. :cry:

We didn't take any pictures of one of the best bits of the airshow as we were just gazing skywards with our jaws agape :o
Anyway it deserved video rather than stills......

This was the aerobatics display of an EVAA (French Airforce Aerobatics Team) pilot flying an Extra 330sc. At the end of his show he signed off by flying along the runway at about 200 ft, performing a flat 90 deg turn until he was flying sideways facing the crowd, dipping the nose to salute the crowd, rotating back 90 deg and continuing on his way.

I have no idea how this is possible...........
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Re: La Ferte Alais 2012

Postby Sickbag » Thu May 31, 2012 10:02 am

A stunning collection of obsolete war planes!
When you look at them with hindsight some of the design choices seem bizarre though , like the A400...
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Re: La Ferte Alais 2012

Postby DeskFlyer » Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:07 am

...like the A400...
Oh, I just thought that was a special effect inserted in post-production.
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Re: La Ferte Alais 2012

Postby Rabbi O'Genius » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:27 am

A stunning collection of obsolete war planes!
When you look at them with hindsight some of the design choices seem bizarre though , like the A400...
The only other four-engined plane there also had some unusual design choices.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRVVdYU1c0M
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Re: La Ferte Alais 2012

Postby Not_Karl » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:46 pm

A stunning collection of obsolete war planes!
When you look at them with hindsight some of the design choices seem bizarre though , like the A400...
The only other four-engined plane there also had some unusual design choices.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRVVdYU1c0M
But this one looks more airworthy...
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Re: La Ferte Alais 2012

Postby monchavo » Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:51 am

Splendid work, Mini-Rabbi.

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this thing however gives me the screaming heebiegeebies. It's made of meccano and human skin!


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