Monday, September 06, 2010
Patrouille de France
we did catch Patrouille de France on Saturday - about 5ish they were on. Their display was great, and standing where we were, it also felt very, very personal - those jets are whooshing by like there is no tomorrow.
I believe from this picture you can see why we mistook them for red arrows on Friday - there are eight of them (Red Arrows fly eight when one pilot is not available, and that's what happened on Saturday), the outlines of the jets are not dissimilar, and the colors of the smoke they trail are the same. And sure there are differences, starting from the color of the planes, but in the distance you can't really see that at all.
I read up on them a little bit and was very surprised and pleased to find out that the team is headed by a woman - Virginie Guyot
And of course I do have a shot with them doing a very similar curve to the previous picture, but I think there's enough curves for a bit.