100 years of French Naval Aviation

This centenary provided an opportunity to stage one of the finest military airshows France has seen. On 13th June, not only did the base at Hyeres open its doors but three aircraft carriers, from Spain, France and the USA, anchored off in the bay near Toulon providing extra items for the show. The flying display was roughly chronological so the real noise and excitement enjoyed the late afternoon sun with the crowd to the west this was excellent for photography. Most exhibits launched toward the crowd before displaying over the south-north runway.