Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Cobham's Falcon 20

Bournemouth is home of the largest fleet of Dassault Falcon 20 (old French business jet), which are mainly used for various types of military missions with the Air Force and the Royal Navy. As some of ex BCFT students are now flying for them, we got the chance to visit their facility and had a tour (on the ground) of their aircraft.

I thought it could be fairly interesting to share some of the pictures I took, as it is quite a rare aeroplane, particularly when equipped with the 4 pods like the one we went in.
The pods can be anything from laser devices, targets towed, etc ...
There aren't many civilian flying jobs where you get to fly as low as 100 ft in formation with RAF Hawks, Tornados, Harriers, ...


 




3 comments:

Kayte said...

I like the new pics and it's cool that you got to go inside that plane. It looks so cool. And the pic of you in the cockpit is great. You deffinatly look like a pilot! Keep all the great posts and pictures comming!

LJ35 said...

Ils sont bien équipés dis donc, pour des Mystère 20 ! :-)

Arnaud said...

Presque 1an pour cette visite ... le temps passe si vite.