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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10885 posts, RR: 37
Posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2747 times:

Would any of you know where the Rafale jet fighter bases are (in France)?

Are there any stationed at Istres? Toul? Any other air bases?

Something must be cooking...
I have just noticed some low flyovers by a group of Rafale fighter jets almost right above my window as I was having lunch in my kitchen. They came from the South over the sea toward the mountains. There is an air base in Corsica. Maybe they came from there;

One of them made a turn around at a relatively low speed for such a machine and headed West.

I have a very far distant view on the sea and mountains facing toward Italy (Liguria). This time they came much closer and lower than usual.

One of them just came back at a low height making a sharp turnaround over Monte Carlo heading back North-East to the Alps.

I guess there will be more. This is rather unusual. It's been about a year since I have seen fighters flying over this area.


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User currently offlineEBJ1248650 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1932 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2734 times:

It might be they're conducting an in-country exercise that brought the airplanes over your area. I don't know where the Rafales are based, though I believe all are based in France and not in another other country.


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User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3905 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2727 times:



Quoting MadameConcorde (Thread starter):
Would any of you know where the Rafale jet fighter bases are (in France)?

St. Dizier (Air Force) and Landivisiau in Brittany (Navy). The Navy does have an airfield in Hyeres.

Quoting MadameConcorde (Thread starter):
Are there any stationed at Istres?

The CEV test unit is there, but it has no Rafales apparently.

Quoting MadameConcorde (Thread starter):
Toul?

A long way from the Med coast and long closed...

Quoting EBJ1248650 (Reply 1):
I believe all are based in France and not in another other country.

Some Navy aircraft are in Tajikistan apparently, for use in Afghanistan.

Source: scramble.nl

Peter



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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10885 posts, RR: 37
Reply 3, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2653 times:

Thanks a lot for your answers. I will have to wait and see if/when they will do more flyovers. It could be tomorrow or whenever.


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