Video Compilation – 60 Years Patrouille de France

Patrouille de France, the legendary French flight demonstration team celebrates its 60th anniversary at its base in Salon-de-Provence. The Patrouille de France boasts a rich heritage of spectacular flight demonstrations and has enthused millions of spectators and aviation enthusiasts worldwide at air shows and other events over the last sixty years.

Because EADS have played a part in the squadron’s legacy, they provided this awesome video featuring great old footage of the amazing team at work. The video features the Fouga CM 170 “Magister”, the team’s main display aircraft for 16 years. The twin-jet aircraft was also used by the French Air Force for regular pilot training.
The Fouga Magister was replaced by the Alpha Jet as the main flight display aircraft in 1980. It made its final appearance in a Patrouille de France display on 16 September 1980 at Salon-de-Provence, France.