Dutch Alouette IIIs fly back to their 'nest'
Alouettes of the Royal Netherlands Air Force have made an historic trip to the factory where they were built 45 years ago.
All available Alouette (French for 'lark') pilots and technicians flew in two of the four still active flying Alouette III helicopters to Marseille Marignane Airport.
Aircraft A-301 and A-247 were accompanied by a Cougar helicopter. The program was an official meeting with representatives of manufacturer Eurocopter (formerly Aerospatiale). The crews were given a tour of the factory, a visit to the simulator of the Cougar.
The Dutch Alouette IIIs are used on VIP flying for the Royal Family as well as for photo-and film recording.
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