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2 July 2022 - Special design applied to a Mirage 2000C from Escadron de Chasse 2/5 (EC 2/5) 'Île de France' based at BA 115 Orange-Caritat (LFMO).  The special decoration is for the 80th anniversary of 'Île de France' and for the squadron's deactivation this past month.  'Île de France' will return with the Rafale C.

27 June 2022 - Mark (Tranquil) Beale has painted a set of four textures for the AI Mirage 2000C by Henk Schuitemaker.  The textures are of four Mirage 2000C specially painted for the June 23 Deactivation Ceremony at BA 115 Orange-Caritat to represent the seven units that operated the 2000C: EC 1/5 'Vendée', EC 2/5 'Île de France', EC 3/5 'Comtat Venaissin', EC 1/12 'Cambrésis', EC 2/12 'Picarde', EC 4/33 'Vexin', and EC 3/11 'Corse'.

23 June 2022 - A withdrawel ceremony at BA 115 Orange-Caritat (LFMO) marked the end of the Mirage 2000C in French service and the official disbandment of Escadron de Chasse 2/5 (EC 2/5) 'Île de France', the last frontline operator of the original Mirage 2000C.  The Mirage 2000-5F and Mirage 2000D remain in service.

19 June 2022 - Another repaint by Mark (Tranquil) Beale.  This time a Mirage 2000C RDI of EC 2/5 'Île de France' at BA 115 Orange-Caritat (LFMO) with special "Mission Accomplie" scheme to commemorate the end of EC 2/5 operating the Mirage 2000.  The testures are intended for use with the AI Mirage 2000 package for Prepar3Dv4 by Henk Schuitemaker.

10 June 2022 - Mark (Tranquil) Beale has painted a Rafale B in the 2022 NATO Tiger Meet markings of ECE 01.030 'Côte d'Argent'.  The unit is assigned to the Centre d'Expertise Aérien Militaire (CEAM) at BA 118 Mont-de-Marsan.  The textures are for use with the AI Rafale packages by Nick Black and MAIW.

5 June 2022 - Mark (Tranquil) Beale has been painting a series of Rafale C and M aircraft in commemorative and special schemes for use with the AI Rafale packages by Nick Black and MAIW.  The first is a Rafale C flown by the 2022 Rafale Solo Display Team of ETR (Rafale Transition Squadron) 3/4 'Aquitaine' based at BA113 St Dizier (LFSI).

1 May 2022 - April was a slow month and a busy month at work.  I did some trolling and found some textures I hadn't seen before.  This first was a follow-on to a set of textures by Michel "COYOTTE" A. for the Mirage 2000 by Metal2Mesh.  This set includes four blue and desert camouflage schemes for fictional Red Flag type Aggressor aircraft.

10 April 2022 - Another scenery of an Armée de l'Air air base for MSFS by Alexandre Remy of the FAFZone.  This time BA113 St Dizier (LFSI).  The sceney includes bespoke airbase buildings, static aircraft and photoreal tile.

30 March 2022 - FAFZone have released v1.3 of their modifications to Henk Schuitemaker's P3Dv4 update to Kirk Olssen's Mirage F1.  This full package is for use with MSFS and includes textures by Pascal Colin for five aircraft of EC 4/30 'Vexin' while stationed at BA188 Djibouti-Ambouli.

12 March 2022 - Another scenery of an Armée de l'Air air base for MSFS by Alexandre Remy of the FAFZone.  This time BA116 Luxeuil-Saint Sauveur (LFSX).  The sceney includes bespoke airbase buildings, static aircraft and photoreal tile.

20 February 2022 - Pascal Colin of the FAFZone has painted a large collection of textures for the Mirage 2000-5F of EC 1/2 'Cigognes' at BA 116 Luxeuil-Saint-Sauveur (LFSX).  The collection includes textures for 22 aircraft and are intended for the Mirage 2000-5F of Roland Laborie.

12 February 2022 - Alexandre Remy of the FAFZone has released new Armée de l'Air air bases for MSFS.  The first is BA120 Cazaux (LFBC).  The sceney includes bespoke (new "common" scenery term since the release of MSFS) airbase buildings, static aircraft and photoreal tile.

2 February 2022 - Here is a set of two repaints for use with Henk Schuitemaker's P3Dv4 update to Kirk Olssen's Mirage F1.  The textures by Pascal Colin represent a Mirage F1C and a Mirage F1C-200 of EC 4/30 'Vexin' while stationed at BA188 Djibouti-Ambouli.

22 January 2022 - I've come across some new-to-me Mirage 2000 repaints.  The first is a special Mirage 2000-5F of EC 1/2 'Cigognes' at BA 116 Luxeuil-Saint-Sauveur (LFSX).  The special markings are for the Bleuet de France.  The textires are intended for the Mirage 2000-5F of Roland Laborie.

8 January 2022 - Let's start the new year with some scenery.  SkyDesigners have made a new scenery for BA188 Djibouti-Ambouli / USN Camp Lemonnier (HFFF).  Included are civilian, French, US, Japanese and Spanish detachments.  Since it is for MSFS it is really quite incredible looking.  Avaiable for purchase from SimMarket.

    1 January 2022 - Best Wishes and Happy New Year to All!



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