Airshow Dispatches S06E08: Paris Air Legend

Highlights from Paris – Villaroche Air Legend 2023, featuring more than 30 piston warbirds, an extraordinary formation of classic jets and several top-quality military performances.

Among the many highlights, three acts stand out: one was a 40 minute sequence telling the story of early jet development, featuring the Me262, Sabre and MiG-15; another was a 40 minute French Navy segment, featuring Rafales, a Hawkeye and two classic jets, and a third was B-17G Flying Fortress “Sally B”, marking the type’s first participation in a French airshow for over a decade. The 70th anniversary of the Patrouille de France was marked by the participation not only of the acclaimed team themselves, but also by a four-ship display of Fouga Magisters.

00:02France Cocardes Marine (x3 Rafale M, E-2C Hawkeye, MS.760 Paris, CM.175 Zéphyr)
00:10France Condors Aciers (x3 CAP-10M)
00:12Switzerland Classic Formation (x2  C-45 Expeditor, C-47 Skytrain)
00:14France DGA-EV TBM 940
00:15France Gendarmerie (military police) EC145
00:17France French Army EC120
00:19France Requin Mike (x2 Rafale B)
00:22Switzerland MS.406/D.3801
00:23United Kingdom x2 Hurricane Mk.I
00:24France x2 MS.505 Criquet, Ju-52
00:28France Spitfire Mk.XIV
00:29France C-47B Dakota
00:32France Ham & Jam (L-3 Grasshopper, L-5 Sentinel)
00:33United Kingdom B-17G Flying Fortress, Spitfire Mk.Vc
00:37Germany United Kingdom x2 P-51D Mustang
00:41France Yak-3UA
00:42United Kingdom PBY-5A Catalina
00:43Austria The Flying Bulls (B-25J Mitchell, P-38L Lightning, F4U-4 Corsair)
00:47Austria France F4U-4 Corsair, F4U-5 Corsair
00:48France TF-51D Mustang, P-40N Warhawk
00:49United Kingdom P-47D Thunderbolt
00:51United Kingdom Fury ISS
00:53France Poland Germany CL-13B Sabre Mk.6 (F-86E), Lim-2B (MiG-15bis), Me262
01:01France AD4N Skyraider, OV-10B Bronco
01:04France Fly & Fun (x3 L-39C Albatross)
01:08France French AF A400M
01:10France Patrouille de France (x8 Alpha Jet E)
01:21France Patrouille Tranchant (x4 CM.170 Magister)
01:25France French AF Rafale B