Trescal, the fastest growing instrument calibration and services company in the U.S., announces its participation with the French Air Force’s precision aerobatic
demonstration team, the Patrouille de France (PAF) during its tour of the U.S. The PAF tour commemorates the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War One (WWI).
It has been more than 30 years since the PAF performed in North America. Trescal, with global headquarters in France, is one of a few companies invited to be partners on this exceptional mission which underscores the strong historical relationship between France and the Unites States. The dates of the tour are March 23 – May 6.
Formed in 1952, the PAF flies eight Alpha‐Jet aircraft.
Trescal was chosen as a symbol of the excellence of the French SME, strongly established in the United States and which continues to invest massively as well as for its advanced expertise very related to the aeronautics and defense sector.
“Trescal has a longstanding relationship with the aeronautics, defense and pace industries throughout the world,” says Kathy Boyd, president of Trescal, Inc. in the U.S. “Globally, the group generates more than 50% of its sales in this market sector. We are proud to be part of such an important event with such a dynamic presence.”
“I sincerely thank the French Air Force and also the French Government to allow a mid‐size company like us to participate in such a unique event with our US and Canadian friends, combining industry and history ! and with our aerobatic aircraft included in the program !!!” adds Olivier Delrieu CEO Trescal Group.
Trescal’s Aerobatics Plane Joins the Tour
The partnership with the French Air Patrol is highlighted by the participation of the Trescal Starduster SA300 aircraft. This aerobatics biplane is piloted by Jean‐Marc d’Hulst, the Deputy General Manager of Trescal France, a qualified pilot in advanced aerobatics. The Starduster will fly and be on display at air shows attended by the PAF:
- Melbourne Air Show (April 1‐2) and SUN ‘n FUN (April 4) in Florid
- Maxwell Air Force Base Air Show in Alabama (April 8‐9)
- Stewart Air Show in New York (April 23)
- Aero 150 in Gatineau/Ottawa Canada (April 30)
- Trescal Mirabel Air show in Montreal Canada (May 1)
Trescal will also take advantage of stopovers by Starduster during the tour to organize private events for its customers and staff in Dallas, Atlanta, and Charlotte.