114 aircraft from 7 nations to fly over Paris for Bastille Day

PARIS | Over 100 helicopters and planes will take part in a mass flypast over Paris this month to mark Bastille Day and the 70th anniversary of NATO.

Dozens of aircraft from the French armed forces traditionally fly down the Champes-Élysées on the 14th July as part of the annual Bastille Day parade, joined this year by planes from the UK, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Portugal and Denmark.

The first fourteen waves of the flypast will feature fixed-wing aircraft, followed by troops on the ground, then ten waves of helicopters. The full lineup is below.


FIXED-WING WAVE 1 | PATROUILLE DE FRANCE

Air Arm Aircraft Quantity
France French Air Force Alpha Jet 9

FIXED-WING WAVE 2 | EUROPEAN SECURITY

Air Arm Aircraft Quantity
France French Air Force E-3F Sentry 1
France French Air Force Mirage 2000-5 2
United Kingdom Royal Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon 1
Spain Spanish Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon 1

FIXED-WING WAVE 3 | OPERATION CHAMMAL

Air Arm Aircraft Quantity
France French Air Force C-135F Stratolifter 1
France French Air Force Rafale C 2
Germany German Air Force Tornado 1
Denmark Danish Air Force F-16 1
France French Air Force Rafale B 1
France French Air Force Rafale B 2
Belgium Belgian Air Component F-16AM 1

FIXED-WING WAVE 4 | OPERATION BARKHANE

Air Arm Aircraft Quantity
France French Air Force Mirage 2000D 3
France French Air Force Mirage 2000C 2

FIXED-WING WAVE 5 | NUCLEAR DETERRENCE & POWER PROJECTION

Air Arm Aircraft Quantity
France French Air Force A330 MRTT Phenix 3
France French Air Force Mirage 2000-5 2
France French Air Force Rafale 4

FIXED-WING WAVE 6 | PREPARATION FOR THE FUTURE

Air Arm Aircraft Quantity
France French Air Force Rafale B 2
France French Air Force Alpha Jet 2
France French Air Force Fokker 100 1

FIXED-WING WAVE 7 | RETURN FROM DEPLOYMENT OF F3R

Air Arm Aircraft Quantity
France French Navy Rafale M 4

FIXED-WING WAVE 8 | TRAINING

Air Arm Aircraft Quantity
France French Air Force PC-21 2
France French Air Force Alpha Jet 2
France French Air Force TB30 Epsilon 3

FIXED-WING WAVE 9 | SUPPORT

Air Arm Aircraft Quantity
France French Air Force Falcon 1
France French Air Force CASA CN-235 1
France French Navy Falcon 50M 1
France French Navy ALT-2 Atlantique 1

FIXED-WING WAVE 10 | TRANSPORT

Air Arm Aircraft Quantity
France French Air Force A400M 1
Portugal Portuguese Air Force CASA CN-235 1
France French Air Force C-160H FS Transall 1

FIXED-WING WAVE 11 | EUROPEAN COOPERATION

Air Arm Aircraft Quantity
France French Air Force C-130J Hercules 1
Spain Spanish Air Force C-130H Hercules 1
Germany German Air Force A400M 1

FIXED-WING WAVE 12 | INTELLIGENCE

Air Arm Aircraft Quantity
France French Air Force C-160G Transall Gabriel 1

FIXED-WING WAVE 13 | CIVIL DEFENCE

Air Arm Aircraft Quantity
France Sécurité Civile Canadair CL-415 1
France Sécurité Civile Dash Q400MR 2

FIXED-WING WAVE 14 | EQUIPE DE VOLTIGE

Air Arm Aircraft Quantity
France French Air Force Extra 330 3

ROTARY-WING WAVE 1 | ATTACK

Air Arm Aircraft Quantity
France French Army Gazelle HF-V 1
France French Army Tigre 2
Germany German Army Tigre 1
Spain Spanish Army Tigre 1

ROTARY-WING WAVE 2 | ASSAULT

Air Arm Aircraft Quantity
France French Army NH90 Caiman 1
Spain Spanish Army NH90 Caiman 1
Germany German Army NH90 Caiman 1
France French Army AS532 Cougar 1
France French Army NH90 Caiman 1
United Kingdom Royal Air Force Chinook 2

ROTARY-WING WAVE 3 | SPECIAL FORCES

Air Arm Aircraft Quantity
France French Army Tigre HAP 1
France French Army Gazelle 1
France French Army AS532 Cougar 1

ROTARY-WING WAVE 4 | IMEX

Air Arm Aircraft Quantity
France French Army SA330 Puma 1
France French Army Tigre 1
France French Army AS532 Cougar 1

ROTARY-WING WAVE 5 | ÉCOLE FRANCO-ALLEMANDE

Air Arm Aircraft Quantity
France French Army Tigre 1
Spain Spanish Army Tigre 1
Germany German Army Tigre 1

ROTARY-WING WAVE 6 | NH90 JOINT TRAINING CENTRE

Air Arm Aircraft Quantity
France French Army NH90 Caiman 1
Spain Spanish Army NH90 Caiman 1
Germany German Army NH90 Caiman 1

ROTARY-WING WAVE 7 | TERRITORY PROTECTION & EXTERNAL INTERVENTION

Air Arm Aircraft Quantity
France French Air Force EC-725 Caracal 1
France French Air Force AS550 Fennec 2

ROTARY-WING WAVE 8 | MARITIME COMBAT AND PATROL

Air Arm Aircraft Quantity
France French Navy NH90 Caiman 1
France French Navy AS565 Panther 1
France French Navy Lynx 2
France French Navy AS365 Dauphin 2

ROTARY-WING WAVE 9 | NATIONAL GENDARMIERE

Air Arm Aircraft Quantity
France Gendarmiere Nationale EC-145 1
France Gendarmiere Nationale EC-135 2

ROTARY-WING WAVE 9 | CIVIL DEFENCE

Air Arm Aircraft Quantity
France Sécurité Civile EC-145 2