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    Bastille Day 2018

    Want to watch minute by minute coverage of today's Parade?


    Saw some rehearsals on yt earier this week. They use the runway of some airbase for the dress rehearsals.
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    German 1: That is the bad news.

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    Todays parade. Love that the Legion are the only ones not to split at the end.
    https://www.pscp.tv/Elysee/1lPJqoepAVdKb


    (macro doesn't seem to popular with Paris spectators this morning)
    Last edited by na grohmiti; 14th July 2019 at 16:32.
    German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
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    I was reading the story on RTE, and this picture caught my eye - what the hell is it?





    https://www.rte.ie/news/2019/0714/10...space-command/
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    'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
    'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
    Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
    He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flamingo View Post
    I was reading the story on RTE, and this picture caught my eye - what the hell is it?





    https://www.rte.ie/news/2019/0714/10...space-command/
    It is French upstaging the 4th July parade in DC..... just wait for the demand from the big Orange to have the same!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EUFighter View Post
    It is French upstaging the 4th July parade in DC..... just wait for the demand from the big Orange to have the same!
    Didn’t he get the idea after attending a Bastille Day Parade?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flamingo View Post
    I was reading the story on RTE, and this picture caught my eye - what the hell is it?





    https://www.rte.ie/news/2019/0714/10...space-command/
    Its the flyboard.
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    Okay...

    I can't help wondering whether Amazon or Deliveroo will be the first to deploy them...
    Last edited by Flamingo; 14th July 2019 at 23:04.
    'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
    'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
    Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
    He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
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    This link is a good view of the Day. At 9.30min the future stuff is displayed,the rocket man turns up at about 20min.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3EIBb5mbvc

    Has Ireland ever being invited to sent troops to march in the parade?
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    Thanks for the links, impressive stuff.

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    Yes, a colour party went there some years ago.
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    RTE are saying what it is now.

    I wonder how stable a weapons-platform it would be, or would Newtons Third Law play havoc with it?

    https://www.rte.ie/news/newslens/201...stille-zapata/

    Hoverboard steals the show at Bastille Day parade
    Updated / Monday, 15 Jul 2019 08:05
    Former jet-skiing champion Franky Zapata developed the flyboard
    Former jet-skiing champion Franky Zapata developed the flyboard
    A French inventor and entrepreneur soared above the Champs-Elysees on a turbine engine-powered flyboard in front of President Emmanuel Macron and other EU leader for Bastille Day celebrations in Paris yesterday.

    Former jet-skiing champion Franky Zapata, grasping a rifle in a sign of the possible military uses of his device, took to the air in a futuristic showpiece of the annual Bastille Day parade.

    French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly told France Inter radio ahead of the parade that the flyboard "can allow tests for different kinds of uses, for example as a flying logistical platform or, indeed, as an assault platform".

    Zapata, who first developed his device flying above water, says that the flyboard has the power to take off and reach speeds up to 190km/hr and run for ten minutes.

    He is now eyeing a crossing of the English Channel which, for the first time, will require a refuelling in mid-flight.

    Zapata aims to make the crossing on 25 July, 110 years to the day after pioneering aviator Louis Bleriot made the first airplane flight across the Channel.
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    'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
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    Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
    He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flamingo View Post
    RTE are saying what it is now.

    I wonder how stable a weapons-platform it would be, or would Newtons Third Law play havoc with it?

    https://www.rte.ie/news/newslens/201...stille-zapata/
    Maybe it's for the new "commande d'espace" that Macron announced for the air force before the parade.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-48976271
    Last edited by CTU; 15th July 2019 at 08:39.
    Well, government doesn't stop just because the country's been destroyed! I mean, annihilation's bad enough without anarchy to make things even worse!

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    'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
    'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
    Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
    He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
    http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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