The Patrouille de France has officially started his American tour flying over the Statue of Liberty in New York City. And here are some great images.
On Mar. 25, at 12 pm local time, the Patrouille de France display team kicked off its first ever U.S. tour flying over the Statue of Liberty in New York City.
The formation of eight Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet twin-engine two-seat jets flew over Manhattan trailing an A400M airlifter belonging to the Escadron de Transport 1/61 Touraine from BA 123 Orléans-Bricy, that acted as camera-ship and from where the cool photographs you can find in this post were taken.
Patrouille de France has reached the U.S. via Keflavik, Kangerlussuaq (Greenland), Bagotville, and is scheduled to perform a fly-by in Washington DC on Mar. 29 before taking part in 9 full airshows plus a number of arrival/departure, fly-by and special events across the country.
Here’s a selfie from the cockpit of Athos Leader, the team’s #1.
Image credit: French Air Force / Patrouille de France