Thursday, July 14, 2016

Video, Super-Etendard farewell

The super-Etendard has been officialy retired on July 12th 2016 after 38 years of active service in the French Navy (42 years since its first flight)
To celebrate this (sad) event, Angel offers us this beautiful homage to the sailors who served on this superb machine.
It is worth noting that the retirement of the Super-Etendard happened the same month as the very first trials of the nEUROn UCAV with the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier...

From now on, the only fighter jet operated by the French Navy is the Rafale M F3.

In the press, the secrets of the Rafale first flight

For French readers, don't miss the last issue of  'Le Fana de L'aviation" and its 20 pages article about the first flight of the Rafale A which took place 30 years ago (July, 4 1986).

Also read : Rafale A first flight 25th anniversary