This video is not only interesting for the quality of the footage.
What’s really intesting is the fact that it shows the Patrouille de France, the French Air Force display team, performing some (basic) aerobatic maneuvers with a couple of Rafale multirole fighter jets.
Even if display teams fly in formation with aircraft of a different type to celebrate specific events or air-to-air photo shootings (the large final formation including Mirage 2000s is a clear example of such episodes), they usually don’t fly the whole or part of their display (not even a loop, as shown in the video) with other aircraft not belonging to the team.
This is because the peculiarities of the formation aerobatics are such that a long and focused training is required to be able to fly aerobatic maneuvers so close to other planes, a kind of flying not normally conducted by pilots belonging to operative combat units.
Anyway, the French Air Force did a great job and the resulting short promotional video is quite cool.
PATROUILLE DE FRANCE vs RAFALE www.patrouilledefrancelefilm.com from AIRBORNE FILMS on Vimeo.
Final formation includes also Mirage F1. In fact it includes all the figthters being flight in the french air force.
Hello Guys, the video are extracted from the new film patrouille de France.
It has been released since one week, i received it from amazon last saturday .
For me, it is the best film about the acrobatic french team, moreover in the film all french aircraft are shown : rafale, Mirage 2000 N,RD , -5 , mirage F1-CR and CT , Airbus 380