PETIT pictured Alouette III 444 (MSN
1444) on board Charles
de Gaulle nuclear aircraft-carrier on November 8,
2006, during deck landing qualification of French Navy's jet
pilots. This helicopter together with Panther 6313 belonged
to 35F and were alternatively in charge of the rescue missions.
Flotille's detachement on board counted 35 specialists : 6
pilots, 3 flight engineers, 3 divers and 23 technicians who
were in charge of the maintenance of both helicopters.
may find a detailed article relative to this subject written
by Patrick VINOT PREFONTAINE and Claude PETIT in the magazine
"Le Trait d'Union"
(# 231, January/February, 2007).
on the picture to get a larger printable PDF version.