" La Ferté-Alais: La Fête a commencé ! "



 Impressions of La Ferté 2012


Arrival Day: Friday - May 25th 2012

Always the same pleasant atmosphere of dedication to aviation and the friendly welcome from the volunteers of Amicale Jean-Baptiste Salis association.

This year, Belgium is massively represented with the Belgian Air Force's "Red Devils", a T-28 and 2 Tipsy's. The Red Devils performed an astonishing training session notwithstanding the high winds. For sure they stole the show on this first day.

The Armée de l'Air dispatched a Rafale fighter who demonstrated the superb qualities of this magnificent aircraft. From their side, the French Navy delegated two Super Etendard ship born fighter-bombers mastered by the pilots of "La Royale" with the same expertise as previous years.

But, of course we visit La Ferté to see old-timers and the program is rich and varied with the Morane MS-406, the Curtiss H-75, a Supermarine Spitfire, 5 Stieglitz, a Bf 108, a Luciole and many more treasures still sleeping in the hangars of La Ferté, to be showed at the occasion of the airshow.

More pictures Sunday morning,

You know what to do this week end.

Many happy landings.

Focke-Wulf Fw44J Stieglitz D-EMOF

Focke-Wulf Fw44J Stieglitz D-EMOF (c/n 82) one of no less than 5 aircraft of this type available at the airshow "Le Temps des Hélices" at La Ferté-Alais.

 Morane Saulnier MS-406C1

The unique Morane Saulnier MS-406C1 (MS-412 - EKW D-3801) HB-RCF (c/n 194) taxing  at La Ferté.

 Dakota & Beech

Close formation of a Douglas Dakota and a Beech D-18


More pictures by Yves Duwelz of the arrival day at La Ferté-Alais can be found here


1st Show Day:- May 26th 2012

 Bleriot XI

Superb Bleriot XI (F-AZPG) replica in the colour scheme of stunt pilot Adolphe Pégoud


Shape of things to come in the near future, Airbus Military A-400M


Curtiss Hawk 75A-1  G-CCVH - 82/X881 of the Flying Legends


"Red Bull's" Lockheed P-38 Lightning (F-5G-6-LO) shiny as ever.

Red Devils

The refreshing Belgian Air Force "Red Devils" team in action.



More pictures by Yves Duwelz of the 1st show day at La Ferté-Alais can be found here





© Yves Duwelz (May 2012)






Last updated 07/11/11 10:59   Daniel Brackx