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Old 4th Oct 2011, 09:18
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French Hunter

I was ferrying a classic yacht from St Tropez to La Ciotat yesterday (in the way one does). Lunchtime, passing Toulon, just opening a decent bottle of red, when a Hunter T7/8 flew past about 100 feet up. It was painted pale blue above and white underneath, and disappeared in the direction of Hyeres. Anyone know WHIH?
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Old 4th Oct 2011, 09:27
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Probably Apache Aviation flying from Istres Le Tube AFB.

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Old 4th Oct 2011, 16:22
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Thanks for that. I thought I was seeing things.

The Hunter still remains the most enjoyable aircraft I ever flew; nice to see there are a few still around.
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Old 4th Oct 2011, 16:27
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Sure is a beauty.

I really miss the Thunder City activity here in Cape Town.
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Old 4th Oct 2011, 17:12
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Odd that the "French" Hunters pictured on the link are registered in Canada ...
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Old 4th Oct 2011, 17:24
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Isn't Canada a province of France?
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Old 4th Oct 2011, 17:35
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Nice one, skwinty !!!
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Old 4th Oct 2011, 17:49
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This link shows the address of Apache Aviation as Canada although they operate in France.

Aircraft C-FUKW, 1954 Hawker Hunter T.68 C/N HABL-003215&41H-680368


Apache Aviation run the Breitling Jet Team as well.

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Old 4th Oct 2011, 17:54
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Yes, I was also surprised to see they were on the Canadian registry. I wonder if they have a Uniform on the fleet as well as Whiskey
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Isn't Canada a province of France?
It was until a certain "Wolf[e] had them fo breakfast....
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