Air International 2020-12
F.Lert - Old dogs new tricks
The same Dassault design office produced both the Falcon and the Rafale
Commander Francois Daylaud (on the left), with a young Rafale pilot
Rafales and Falcons share the same apron at Landivisiau naval air base, Brittany
The same Dassault design office produced both the Falcon and the Rafale
Formation flying behind an OV-10 Bronco camera ship, with the leading edge slats of the Falcon 10s extended to maintain a low speed
Waiting to transport a VIP at Istres air force base, in Southern France
A very rare sight: six Falcon 10 Mer aircraft of 57S in formation flight
Light and fast (Mach 0,87), the Falcon 10 Mer was nicknamed the ‘corporate bullet’ when it entered service in the early 1970s
Commander Francois Daylaud (on the left), with a young Rafale pilot
Rafales and Falcons share the same apron at Landivisiau naval air base, Brittany
Up to seven passengers (including three in the rearmost seating) can be accommodated in the Falcon
A very busy cockpit indeed, yet in excellent condition for a 45-year-old aircraft!