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French Air Force Rafale Solo Display Celebrates its 10th Anniversary. And Here are some Unique Photos showing the New Paint Scheme Worn by the Team Aircraft.

The Rafale Solo Display is a French Air Force organization tasked with showcasing the handling qualities of the Rafale and the skills of Air Force pilots.

Taken on Aug. 26, 2019 at Albert-Picardie airfield, France, by our friend Andrew Timmerman from Finn Aviation Photography, the cool photos in this post feature the new, striking paint scheme of Dassault Rafale belonging to French Air Force Rafale Solo Display (RSD).

The RSD, official display team of the French Air Force, is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2019. According to the team press release ‘For 10 years pilots and mechanics have been walking through the roads to make you share the same passion. For this special anniversary, the whole team offers you the making-of a project that was important to us.

‘Thanks to regis ” Rage ” Rocca-Régis “Rage” Rocca-for the design, to sébastien ” Harry ” Bault-Hbradicaldesign-and ” Rage ” for the painting, at the Base aérienne 113 for their support in This project, at l ‘ esta 15.004 Haute-Marne for its support. Thank you also to all the little hands that worked for this livery.

‘See you this weekend on the Albert-Picardie airport to enjoy this livery during a few barrels!’

The Rafale Solo Display is a French Air Force organization tasked with showcasing the handling qualities of the Rafale and the skills of Air Force pilots.

The first Rafale Solo displays were organized by the company Dassault Aviation before being entrusted to the Air Force in 2009. The 1/7 Provence fighter squadron was the first French operational unit to be equipped with the omnirole aircraft. The team appointed by the squadron to manage the Rafale displays has been responsible for taking the colors of the French military air force to new heights for the past 10 years.

In 2019, Captain Sébastien Nativel, or “Babouc,” will fly his second consecutive year as the Rafale demo pilot. 

Dario Leone

Dario Leone is an aviation, defense and military writer. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviation Geek Club” one of the world’s most read military aviation blogs. His writing has appeared in The National Interest and other news media. He has reported from Europe and flown Super Puma and Cougar helicopters with the Swiss Air Force.

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