Sank ‘eaven fur leetle gurlz…

Patrouille.jpgzey grurr urp in zee murst deelartful way…and once in a while they become leader of one of the world’s premier jet aerobatic teams.

So chapeaux off to Commandant Virginie Guyot, first featured in this blog just about a year ago, and who is this year leading the Patrouille de France.

Apparently those more in the know than I realised this was going tohappen when she was named as number four last year – the standard routeto the leadership in the Patrouille. Intriguing explanation from illustrious airshow commentator Sean Maffett here.

Anyway, she’s now well and truly the boss…

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…and gets to meet the President’s wife, giving me the opportunity to run this picture…

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…because after all I’m just a bloke, and you know what we’re like.

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7 Responses to Sank ‘eaven fur leetle gurlz…

  1. uk visa April 22, 2010 at 4:10 pm #

    Always good to see an aviatrix at the top of her game… no pressure Kirsty (Moore)!

  2. Muppetizer April 22, 2010 at 5:54 pm #

    Most distracting.

    Arrows get a lady, Arrows ding a Hawk.

    Patrouille get a lady, Patrouille ding an Alpha Jet.

    Just sayin’, ya know?

  3. TL April 23, 2010 at 12:16 am #

    She may be a fast jet driver but I’d take Svetlana Kaplanina in her Su 29 any day. I’m suddenly feeling all light headed!

  4. TL April 23, 2010 at 12:18 am #

    Or even ‘Kapanina’ spelt right!

  5. Kieran Daly (blog owner) April 23, 2010 at 8:06 am #

    Esquadrilha da Fumaça don’t get a lady, catastrophically ding a Tucano.

  6. Patricia July 10, 2010 at 2:27 am #

    Thank you Kieran!
    Saw the PAF last year in Cayenne (with Virginie Guyot at #4 position), had a great view of the esquadrilha da Fumaca from a 12th floor window facing Copacabana last week, and had a great smile from this article. Not the ladies who dinged the craft, was it? Learn to deal with distraction, boys!

  7. Mutuelle October 6, 2010 at 10:31 am #

    I love it when I see woman doing jobs which usually men do.Very interesting article.Keep providing such info.

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