Mirage F1 04 with all sustentation
elements downed at minimum speed with reheat on. Aircraft and sun
position give a perfect idea about extension of combat brakes and
their position before wing.
It's always with this 04 that Alain Tretout, on 2 May 1972, had flown the 1,000th flight hour in the Mirage F1 Program. Possibly he is here at the controls. While being officer in charge of the Mirage F1 at the Mont-de-Marsan Military Experimental Center he became, in October 1971, a Dassault test pilot and continued to work beside AdlA test personnels on the F1 development, the type being officially ordered for AdlA only during 1974...As told, things always were lengthy in France...