In its February issue, the famous magazine puts Free France pilot James Denis in the spotlight and gives pride of place to Dassault aircraft. But there’s more…
On the cover of “Fana de l’aviation” is a pilot with a steadfast commitment to France! On June 18, 1940, Charles de Gaulle made his appeal. A few hours later, the first of the 73,000 men who went on to join him fled France. Among them was an experienced 34-year-old called James Denis, who would be known in history as the first ace of the Free French Forces. On the front in Senegal, Libya, England… wherever the Free French Forces operated, James Denis fought. Among his feats in North Africa, he forced Hans-Joachim Marseille, the famous German pilot, to retreat twice.
This issue of “Fana de l’aviation” also features a look back at the Jaguar. This aircraft, which was used in the Gulf War (1991) in particular, was the result of a Franco-British partnership involving Dassault Aviation. In January 2021, to commemorate the thirty year anniversary of Operation Desert Storm, the Jaguar A91 was exhibited at the Air and Space Museum. Here, its story is told by those who piloted the aircraft. And there is another look back at yet another of Dassault Aviation’s successes, the Dassault Mystère, which flew under the French flag in the 1950s.
Among other things, in this issue, you will find the story of the Phantom II, which was a staple of Japanese aviation for nearly sixty years, together with the usual sections devoted to books on aviation, mock-ups, etc. In short, you will find everything that makes “Fana” a “ticket for adventure”!
Magazine. « Le Fana de l’aviation n°615 », February 2021