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Alpha Jet

Registration: OE-FDM, OE-FRB, OE-FAS, D-ICDM
Construction year: 1980/81

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Story

Four fully operative, demilitarized Fairchild Dornier Alpha Jets belong to the fleet of The Flying Bulls. Manufactured in collaboration by the companies Dassault, Breguet, and Dornier, the military version of this aircraft was deployed in a good dozen national defence forces (the air forces of Portugal, Egypt, Morocco, and five other African countries continue to use it actively).

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The Alpha Jet must be in my life!

Stefan Doblhammer
Stefan Doblhammer
Military & Alpha Jet pilot
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Because of its perfect flight properties and its technical reliability, the Alpha Jet was and continues to be utilized as a high class training, instructional, attack, and aerobatic (Patrouille de France) aircraft.

After the German Luftwaffe had determined to retire its 175 Alpha Jets in the early nineties, they were preserved and warehoused at the Fuerstenfeldbruck Garrison.

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At an auction of German federal property, the Flying Bulls acquired two of the jets, demilitarized them, and have been using them ever since for exhibition purposes as well as for replacement parts.

An opportunity arose in early 2001 to buy two additional jets, this time directly from the company Fairchild-Dornier. These aircrafts were also demilitarized. In contrast to the other two, however, they are flight ready. The Flying Bulls restored the jets, installed civilian avionics, and acquired a permit for civilian flight in Germany. This makes them worldwide the first planes of their kind that are demilitarized and licensed for civilian use.

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An opportunity arose in early 2001 to buy two additional jets, this time directly from the company Fairchild-Dornier. These aircrafts were also demilitarized. In contrast to the other two, however, they are flight ready. The Flying Bulls restored the jets, installed civilian avionics, and acquired a permit for civilian flight in Germany. This makes them worldwide the first planes of their kind that are demilitarized and licensed for civilian use. 

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Because of the technical reliability and the great success of the two Alpha Jets, the Flying Bulls decided in the summer of 2003 to purchase a third and fourth aircraft of this model, entirely demilitarized, of course. All four Alpha Jets have proved themselves technologically in their deployments and are also flown, in accordance to the Flying Bull vision, at numerous air shows– to the great delight of a large international audience.

In summer 2015 three of four Alpha Jets were transferred from the German to the Austrian register. OE-FAS (ex D-IFDM), OE-FDM (ex D-IADM), OE-FRB (ex D-IBDM).

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Alpha Jet

Pilots

  • Philipp Haidbauer Pilot

    Philipp Haidbauer

    Pilot of passion

  • Stefan Doblhammer Pilot

    Stefan Doblhammer

    Military & Alpha Jet pilot

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