Rafale at Fairford 2011. Pics by Nico Charpentier. These were mostly taken on Thursday arrivals day as the weekend show weather was particularly grey, especially the Sunday. The Rafale is proudly displaying its '30,000 hours' logo and has a nice motif of St. Exupéry's 'Little Prince' on the tail...click on the image for a larger (low-res) view..
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