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Considered one of the most prestigious acrobatic formations in the world, the Patrouille de France has been evolving in the sky with grace and elegance for 66 years. A notoriety acquired over the years by the generations of aviators who have succeeded each other, so that the figures presented continue to impress and move those who watch it.

The Patrouille de France has been equipped with Alphajet since 1981. It is a military aircraft intended for training or ground attack built in nearly 500 units by Dassault-Breguet-Dornier.
Successively called ‘Patrouille d’Etampes’, ‘Patrouille de l’Ecole de l’air’, ‘Patrouille de Tours’, and ‘Air Force Presentation Squadron’, the Patrouille de France will get its final name when Jacques Noetinger, commentator of the meeting in Algiers on May 17, 1953, shouted in front of the audience, ‘Ladies and gentlemen, the Patrouille de France salutes you!’Elegant and majestic, the Patrouille de France (PAF) combines rigour, training, concentration and enthusiasm. The displays of the PAF impress wherever it moves, with its figures that are both technical and aesthetic.

Photos © Armée de l’Air / Patrouille de France

This aircraft will be visible on :

  1. Saturday 12th September 2020
  2. Sunday 13th September 2020

Operator : Armée de l'Air

Pilot : Athos 01 - Leader - Commandant Samuel
Athos 02 - Intérieur droit - Capitaine Grégory
Athos 03 - Intérieur gauche - Capitaine Cédric
Athos 04 - Charognard - Commandant Laurent
Athos 05 - Premier solo - Capitaine Jullien
Athos 06 - Deuxième solo - Capitaine Romain
Athos 07 - Extérieur gauche - Capitaine Mickaël
Athos 08 - Extérieur droit - Capitaine Jean-Philippe
Athos 09 - Remplaçant - Capitaine Cyril

Livery : Patrouille de France 2020

© Armée de l'Air / Patrouille de France