Saturday, 2 February 2013

Franco-British cooperation: a high-flying adventure

The Franco-British cooperation continues on his way. Recently, two significant events have illustrated the strong links between the Air Force and the Royal Air Force (RAF).

February 1, 2013, General Denis Mercier, Chief of Staff of the Air Force (CEMAA) and its counterpart AirChief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton, WOD co-signed (Of Objectives Directive - Directive annual performance) City of air and air base 117, Paris. This document, updated every year, nearly 80 joint projects between the two air forces.

Under the Franco-British agreements, two pilots, Captain Marc-Antoine GĂ©rard and Flight Lieutenant Matt Johnstone are sharing on fighter aircraft Rafale and Typhoon last generation since September 2012.

On 17 January 2013, the Rafale C104, Flight Lieutenant Johnstone made his "drop" in the transformation Rafale squadron 2/92 "Aquitaine" air base 113 Saint-Dizier. On the descent of the aircraft, fighter pilot is thus expressed: "I have been very well received in the Air Force and I am looking forward to the challenges ahead. I hope to play an important role in Franco-British relations. I had the chance to make the first solo on my birthday and I can not wait to go back in flight

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