[1600px] the Rafale showing off the after burners at Aeroindia 2011. this bird also has been finally selected for the Indian Airforce with an order of 126 aircrafts!
Armée de l'Air crew strap-in Shiv Aroor in the backseat as Dassault Test Pilot Dominique Sébastien talks to the ground crew just before shutting the canopy prior to departure for their Demo Flight
Dominique Sebestien & Shiv Aroor taxing off to the Rafale Stand in a hurry. [Aero India 2011]
Dassault Test Pilot Dominique Sébastien goes through the numbers on his HUD while slowing down on rwy 09 as the last Customer Demo Flight of the day brings Shiv Aroor (in the backseat) back to Ter... (more)
Dominique Sébastien turns the stick putting Rafale in a roll giving back-seater Shiv Aroor a birds-eye view of the Yelahanka township below. [Aero India 2011]
Signalling # 1 with his LiveFist, Shiv Aroor (backseat) rockets-off into the evening sky. [Aero India 2011]
Its dusk on the third day at Aero India 2011 and the aircraft is undergoing checks after the end of all flying displays which included an engine run on the ground.
Resting after a flying display in the morning session of Aero India.
The Dassault Rafale is a contender for Indian Air Force's Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) contract.
EC 1/7 Provence. MNA Dijon 2008.
S/n 311 - Static display for this Rafale during Air Expo Airshow 2008 at Francazal Air Force Base...
BA102 "Open day". 10:21 am. 7-HD