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Monday, May 23, 2011

Grenoble St Geoirs Air Show

This is not about sailplanes, but I wanted to share with you some pictures taken yesterday during this fantastic air show at Grenoble St Geoirs. The reason was the 70th anniversary of the school of "Les pupilles de l'air" in Grenoble. This school hosts about 700 children until the bachelor degree.

During the air show  we could see warbirds, aerobactic patrols, the superb Brietling patrol, The Tiger helicopter, a Seafury, the Rafale jet figther, and of course the French Acrobatic Patrol (Patrouille de France), one of the world's oldest and most skilled demonstration teams, flying the Alpha jet. For information, In 2009, the Patrouille de France achieved a world premiere when Commandant Virginie Guyot was appointed leader, becoming the first and only woman in history to lead a demonstration team.

8 hours of show, with a sunny weather. 40000 spectators, lots of spotters and photographers. I will remember this show for a long time !

Here are my pictures:

I have lots of video too, so stay tuned !

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