Cpt. Pierre Varloteaux entered the French Air Force (French: Armée de l’Air Française) in 1991, three years later he became an instructor at Cognac/Châteaubernard on the Epsilon TB30 and later at Salon-de-Provence on Embraer 312 Tucano. In 1998 he joined the Escadron de chasse 2/4 Lafayette at Luxeuil , flying the Mirage 2000N
He became the member of the Équipe de Voltige de l’Armée de l’Air in 2001, since then he flew many times at Aerobatic Championships, for example at the FAI European Aerobatic Championships in Hradec Kralove, 2008 and in 2013 at the Aerobatics Freestyle Competition, Prague where he won the golden medal. He was apointed as the commander/leader of the Équipe de Voltige de l’Armée de l’Air in 2015.
He is the vice-delegate of France to the International Committee for aerobatics (CIVA) since 2012 and National Judge since 2012 at the FFA (French Aeronautics Federation).
We have a website, out of date for the moment i must say. We will have a new one in 2/3 month: www.equipedevoltige.org. The best for fresh news is our Facebook page: https://fr-fr.facebook.com/equipedevoltigedelarmeedelair/
Does the team have fans? Do you get asked for autographs after an airshow?
I hope we have a lot 🙂 Talking with people during airshows is for me 50% of the job, we all love it, to explain what is the Air Force, aerobatics, etc. We have flyers during airshows that we give to the public, for there information and for… autographs
If one day, you could choose to perform with the team on an airshow, which one would it be?
The one in Hungary 🙂
Any favourite demo team or solo display you personally like?
Of course, i’m very proud of the displays of the French Air Force. I appreciate a lot of other ones, i’m not sure i have a favourite one. You know, it depends of the weather, your mood, etc. You can look at the same display in different times, you will have a different feeling.
Thank you very much, any final words to our readers?
You have greats champions in Hungary, good judges, and i hope a world championship or an european one will soon be organized in your great country!