MadameConcorde
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I Need Information About Rafale Fighters

Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:34 pm

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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RE: I Need Information About Rafale Fighters

Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:02 pm

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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RE: I Need Information About Rafale Fighters

Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:25 pm



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

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RE: I Need Information About Rafale Fighters

Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:39 pm

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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