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Patrouille de France, Saint Cyprien
Patrouille de France
The French Aerobatics Display over the port of Saint Cyp (Red Arrows style) is a yearly event, guaranteed to leave you with a crick in your neck as these daredevil pilots once again will meet up in the skies for a fabulous demonstration and exhibition of their skills in bleu, blanc and rouge.
In this spectacular show that lasts more than two hours, the precision aerobatic demonstration team of the French Air Force performs formation flying of the highest class.
Included in the display will be close formation flying, opposition passes, solo routines and synchronised manoeuvres.
The Patrouille de France is the oldest and one of the best display teams in the world. The French team’s history stretches all the way back to 1931 but it was not until 1953 that the name “Patrouille de France” was presented as the official name.
In 2009, Commandant Virginie Guyot was appointed leader, becoming the first woman in history to lead a demonstration team. She no longer holds the position, as no one can serve as leader for more than a year, but she still set a world record!
Remember, the area gets busy well before! Go very early if you want a parking spot and be prepared to queue to get in and out of Saint Cyprien.
For more info, contact the Office de Tourisme