Airshow Dispatches S05E07: Air Legend Paris – Villaroche

Highlights from Air Legend Paris – Villaroche 2022, one of Europe’s biggest and best warbird airshows. A focus on classic jets and post-war aircraft saw rarities such as the Sabre, Skyraider, Bronco, Vampire, T-33 and Paris join the line up, while Second World War fighters on display included the Spitfire, P-47D Thunderbolt, P-51D Mustang, Corsair, Yak-3 and more.

The French Navy paid tribute to Top Gun with a special set piece display involving three Rafales, while the Air Force provided theRafale C and the Patrouille de France. The modern air force’s A400M also topped off a chronological review of transport aircraft through the ages, also featuring the Electra, Dakota, Noratlas and Flamant.


A special thank you to The Catalina Society, Paramount Pictures France and the organisers of Air Legend 2022, without whom this film would not have been possible.

00:03France United Kingdom French Top Guns (x3 Rafale M, TF-51D Mustang)
00:04France MS.760 Paris
00:06France x2 French Navy Rafale M
00:09France L-12 Electra Junior
00:11France C-47B Dakota
00:14France N-2501 Noratlas
00:16France MD.312 Flamant
00:18France French Air Force A400M
00:22United Kingdom The Yakovlevs (x5 Yak-50, x1 Yak-52)
00:27France Equipe de Voltige (Extra 330SC)
00:31France Ham & Jam (Aeronca L-3, Stinson L-5 Sentinel)
00:34United Kingdom France Spitfire Mk.Vb, Spitfire PR.XIX
00:38United Kingdom France P-40F Warhawk, P-40N Warhawk
00:41United Kingdom P-47D Thunderbolt, TF-51D Mustang
00:47France Yak-3, Yak-11
00:50United Kingdom France PBY-5A Catalina, F4U-5 Corsair
00:56France OV-10B Bronco, AD4N Skyraider
01:01France CL-13B Sabre Mk.6
01:05Spain Formacion Quijote (x2 Cessna 337)
01:08France CT-133 Silver Star
01:11France DH.100 Vampire FB.6
01:13France Fly & Fun Fox2 (x2 L-39C Albatross)
01:17France French Air Force Rafale C
01:21France Patrouille de France (x8 Alpha Jet)