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  La Ferte Alais 2014
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Text:

Michael E. Fader, Urs Schnyder

Pictures:

Michael E. Fader, Urs Schnyder

   

A good friend, said after the sighting of the first images, "there is nothing new". If you want to reduce the news to any immatriculation of a Tui, Lufthansa or Easy Jet Plane you not yet have photographed, you are certainly wrong in La FertÚ-Alais. The news are very different nature. A replica LVG IV was the absolute highlite for me of the 2014 show of the "Themps of Helice" in La FertÚ.  Also new was a Morane G and a special appearance had the Manhattan Dolls singing during the demonstrations of the planes a cappella while standing in a Jeep.

Les Casques de Cuir

La Ferte is well known to host some planes from the early days of aviation. In addition to the BlÚriot XI "Pegoud" F-AZPG this year a second BlÚriot XI F-AZBA was present, which was not presented in flight. The Morane H "Roland Garros" F-AZMS was supported by a second Moreme, a Morane G F-PMSG who also had a passenger seat. That the flying with such fragile planes is not easy, showed the landing of the Morane H "Roland Garros" that nearly ended in an accident.

 

BlÚriot XI F-AZBA (Picture courtesy Michael E. Fader)

Morane G F-PMSG  (Picture courtesy Michael E. Fader)

Morane G F-PMSG  (Picture courtesy Michael E. Fader)

Morane G F-PMSG and BlÚriot XI "Pegoud" F-AZPG (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

   

BlÚriot XI "Pegoud" F-AZPG (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

BlÚriot XI "Pegoud" F-AZPG (Picture courtesy Michael E. Fader)

The Police (Picture courtesy Michael E. Fader)

Morane G F-PMSG (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

   

All thee together (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

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All thee together  (Picture courtesy Michael E. Fader)

Die Morane H "Roland Garros" F-AZMS (Picture courtesy Michael E. Fader)

ArmeÚ de l'Air

The French Air Force was with the Epsilon Aerobatic Team present. The famous Patrouille de France made only a short fly over from the Tennis Championship at Roland Garros (unfortunately Roger Federer was not winning the Championship) to the next Show at Salon de Provence.

   

Socata TB-30 Epsilon (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Socata TB-30 Epsilon (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Socata TB-30 Epsilon (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Patrouille de France (Picture courtesy Michael E. Fader)

   

Dassault Rafale C113-IY (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

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LVG IV

In collaboration with the Musee de l'Air at Le Bourget this replica of a LVG from the First World War was build. On the basis of old drawings and chunks of debris this LVG IV was faithfully re-build. 1996, work started but had to be discontinued shortly after. 2003, the next attempt was taken. The attention to detail of the builder is also evident that even control stamp of the Imperial Air Force were simulated and the whole armament was represent. Especially the last part get the attention of the police who checked it whether it is real MGs and ammunition.

The plane was completed in 2014 and will later this year have its first flight, after that the plane will be delivered to New Zealand.

 

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The great war

It's been exactly 100 years since the great war - as the war was then called - broke over France and the world. The flying was young made ​​extreme progress during the war. In addition to the "new" LVG IV where some other planes present , the SPAD, Fokker and the not so real SE-5A where showed in flight.

 
 
Fokker & SE-5A (Picture courtesy Michael E. Fader) Royal Aircraft Factory SE-5A F-AZCY (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder) Fokker & SE-5A (Picture courtesy Michael E. Fader)
 

Fokker DR.1 Dreidecker F-AYDR(Picture courtesy Michael E. Fader)

Fokker & SE-5A  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder) Fokker & SE-5A  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder) Fokker & SE-5A  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)
 

Royal Aircraft Factory SE-5A F-AZCY (Picture courtesy Michael E. Fader)

SPAD S-XIII C1 F-AZFP (Picture courtesy Michael E. Fader)

SPAD S-XIII C1 F-AZFP (Picture courtesy Michael E. Fader)

SPAD S-XIII C1 F-AZFP (Picture courtesy Michael E. Fader)

 

Fokker DVII  F-AZLM (Picture courtesy Michael E. Fader)

Nieuport 28 C1 LX-NIE (Picture courtesy Michael E. Fader)

Sopwith 1B2 1 1/2 Strutter F-AZNM (Picture courtesy Michael E. Fader)

Morane-Saulnier MS29 C1  F-AZAP (Picture courtesy Michael E. Fader)

The Russians

La FertÚ has some Russian planes. Two Yak-9 and Yak-11 flew a beautiful four-ship formation. The Russian aircraft were flown in World War II by French pilots of the squadron Normandie-Niemen.

 
   
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Gliders and others

 

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Warbirds and the Mantattan Dolls

Very unusual was the presentation of the Manhattan Dolls singing songs from the 40s to the flight demonstrations of some of Warbirds. A beautifully performance.

 

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Stephen Grey

During the Air Show at La FertÚ near Paris, Stephen Grey the famous founder of the Fighter Collection gave his last Display at an Air Show. The now 76 years old  flew his last Show in his beloved Grumman Bearcat, a plane he owns since 1981. 1970 he founded the Fighter Collection at the Airport at Geneva Switzerland. 1984 the Fighter Collection moved to its new home at the Duxford Airfield in the UK. Today the Fighter Collection has around 14 historical Warbirds.  

 
 

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DC-3 and Beech 18

 
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Douglas DC-3 F-BBBE (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder

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last update  19. June 2014

Written 10. June 2014

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