50 YEARS OF FRENCH SECURITE CIVILE AIR SERVICE

The French Sécurité Civile air service celebrated a half-century of operations in 2013 with a formal ceremony at Marignane on June, 1st and a public airshow at Aix-les-Milles on June, 2nd.

Enjoy a few of our pictures for the pleasure of the eyes.

All pictures are credited Samuel Prétat/EMM76 but you are free to use them at will as long as this is for a non-profit use and you credit them either to Samuel Prétat or EMM76.

Should you want one of them in a better definition or wish have the possibility to use them commercially, please drop us a line at our contact address : editions-minimonde76@hotmail.fr

Thank you to all BASC personnel and aircrew for their welcome during these two days, and also for their continious presence all year long.

All credits Samuel Prétat / EMM76

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The French Sécurité Civile air service celebrated a half-century of operations in 2013 with a formal ceremony at Marignane on June, 1st and a public airshow at Aix-les-Milles on June, 2nd.

Enjoy a few of our pictures for the pleasure of the eyes.

All pictures are credited Samuel Prétat/EMM76 but you are free to use them at will as long as this is for a non-profit use and you credit them either to Samuel Prétat or EMM76.

Should you want one of them in a better definition or wish have the possibility to use them commercially, please drop us a line at our contact address : editions-minimonde76@hotmail.fr

Thank you to all BASC personnel and aircrew for their welcome during these two days, and also for their continious presence all year long.

All credits Samuel Prétat / EMM76

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  • Celebration

    Medals to the firemen honoring their long-term commitment

  • Dash-8

    One of the two French DASH-8s

  • Beech 200

    Used for air attack coordination and transport

  • Pélican 32

    The star of the day with her special markings designed by artist Julien Camp

  • Pelican

    Close-up of the specially-commissioned nose-art

  • EC-HEU

    INAER's CL-215 c/n 1038 back in her initial Spanish Air Force colors after years in blue and white

  • Pélican 32

    Pélican 32 in her commemorative scheme

  • 50 years

    Commemorative marking on Pélican 32 winglet

  • DSC_0183

    Duxford Catalina Society's Canso buit in... 1943. She is BASC's former Pelican Bleu

  • Canso Pelican

    Pelican nose-art by Julien Camp adorning the nose of the Catalina Society Catalina

  • Milan

    One of the two Dash-8 used by the BASC

  • Appron

    Beech 200 spotter plane and Tracker on Marignane appron

  • Tracker

    The patrol and spotting aircraft used for initial attack, always on alert

  • Tracker 07

    Still wearing her 30-years of Tracker commemorative scheme

  • Pélican 34

    Pélican 34 taxying before the commemorative fly-by

  • Cocktail

    Author Frédéric Marsaly and Canadair copilot Jane Planchon having a technical conversation

  • Fly-by

    Commemorative fly-by

  • ARFF

    Marseilles airport ARFF vehicle

  • Jane

    Co-pilot Jane Planchon ready for a tour on the Spanish CL-215

  • Dragon

    EC145 taking off, the end of the first day

  • Para

    Colored parajumper

  • Bronco

    Slow and dirty, the Montélimar OV-10 Bronco warbird

  • Zephyr

    CM-175, French navy jet trainer

  • AT-6D

    AT-6D Warbird SerNo 42-86174 based at Blois

  • EC175

    Nice display of this EC175 in a SAR scheme from neighbouring Eurocopter at Marignane

  • Spad

    AD-4N warbird BuNo 127002 based at Avignon sporting the EC 01.020 Aures-Nementchas scheme

  • Three generations

    Unique flight featuring three generations : the 1943 Canso, a 1974 CL-215 and a 2006 CL-415

  • Historic Canso

    Built in 1943, the fantastic Canso still enjoys dynamic flying

  • EC-HEU

    With c/n 1034, this plane has an intense history under Spanish and Italian colors

  • SAR demo

    Splendid hoist demonstration by the local Dragon helicopter

  • Tracker 22

    Tracker 22 coming low for a practice drop

  • Tracker drop

    Tracker 22 performing a water drop

  • Spotted spotters

    The Catalina crew enjoying a vantage point for photographs

  • Dash-8 dropping

    Milan 74 performing a double drop made possible by its 10-ton capacity

  • Pélican 45 drop

    Using the Dragon helicopter as marker, Pélican 45 makes a demonstration drop

  • Pélican 34

    Pélican 34 performing a practice drop for the benefit of the captivated crowd

  • The pro and the writer

    Bastien Grison and Frederic Marsaly, respectively pilot/contributor and author of our book, observing the airshow

  • Celebration flight

    Historic flight celebrating 50 years of BASC

  • Take off

    Pélican 38 leaving after an intense day totalling 12,000 visitors at Aix

  • Last take-off

    Tracker 07, still in her 30-years of tracker scheme, is the last to leave