It is finally the French Air Force instead of the French Navy which will showcase the Rafale at Aero India 2011. The first picture of static display of the fair shows 2 Rafale (one B and one unidentified air version)
The Rafale flight demonstration will be performed, for the last time, by Captain Cedric "Rût" Ruet who was the first official Rafale Solo display pilot since 2009.
Captain Ruet is a fighter pilot since 1997 and has logged some 4000 flight hours on Alpha jet, Mirage 2000N and Rafale. He also flew 18 war missions in Afghanistan on the Rafale.
After Aero India, he will be replaced by Captain Michael Brocard, whose he is now the coach.