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Posted by kestrel2003 | Sep 11, 2014 @ 03:27 AM | 2,141 Views
12 Day of continous flying! Good weather, great teams, 400000 visitors, a total success!!!

100 Years Swiss Air Force, 50 Years Patrouille Suisse, 25 Years Pc-7 team
Posted by kestrel2003 | Aug 22, 2014 @ 05:34 PM | 1,732 Views
with an autopilot life can be so sweet! Many thanks to Peter Kohler for the Picture.

Pemotec Porter (built 2006) , Hacker B20-18L , 3s2200, AMP 2.5
Posted by kestrel2003 | Aug 21, 2014 @ 03:13 PM | 1,794 Views
Good Show, lucky with the weather.

P-8A Poseidon stole the show!

Nice to see an Edgley EA-7...Continue Reading
Posted by kestrel2003 | May 29, 2014 @ 04:19 PM | 4,101 Views
The first big airshow in 2014. Great weather, nice display. Added a day at Gatow Museum for the older birds.....Continue Reading
Posted by kestrel2003 | Dec 17, 2013 @ 05:18 AM | 2,745 Views
During this years Swiss Air Force refresher course the 35mm Air Defense Units got to conduct numerous live firings. Both radar guided and using the Gun King Optical Sight. To train the gunners the PC-9 deploys the drogue that is then about 900 meters behind the aircraft. The Aircraft is at about 3000 ft. After the firing the drogue is dropped.

The Pc-9 is most elegant and it nice to see something diffrent for once.
Posted by kestrel2003 | Nov 25, 2013 @ 05:33 PM | 2,563 Views
My two aquariums are well into thier second decade...
Posted by kestrel2003 | Sep 30, 2013 @ 08:41 AM | 4,040 Views
At Zürich Airrport last week....an ANTONOv 225 came to fetch some Turbine parts for the near east. First time the Antonov landed in Zürich. Huge Flaps and leading edge Krueger flaps.
Posted by kestrel2003 | Sep 26, 2013 @ 03:28 PM | 3,212 Views
Great Weather, nice event...

I flew:

Aeronaut UHU He 219
Estar Bronco
My Photoplane (a regular since 2006)
Vasa Vampire (70mm Impeller)...Continue Reading
Posted by kestrel2003 | Sep 08, 2013 @ 11:11 AM | 3,482 Views
My project to grow my own balsa is proceding nicely. Ochroma Pyramidalis (aka. Balsa) sure grows fast even here in the middle of Europe. 4 month into the project.
Posted by kestrel2003 | Aug 14, 2013 @ 06:55 AM | 3,200 Views
Getting more and more navalized....

Graupner Rooky, with Canon Ixus 125 with CHDK software.

Works surprisingly well on the lake, about 70% seccess to land on the aft deck.
Posted by kestrel2003 | Jul 09, 2013 @ 06:36 AM | 3,617 Views
2.1 Million Visitors and great weather. PC-7 display team and many others. Also a nice shot of a C-17 visiting Zürich.

A really succesfull party, great weather and good vibes....Continue Reading
Posted by kestrel2003 | Jun 19, 2013 @ 09:30 AM | 3,530 Views
Summer 2013

Pusher 2013, New Cannon Ixus 125 with CKHD, lots of fun......Continue Reading
Posted by kestrel2003 | Apr 29, 2013 @ 05:23 PM | 3,863 Views
Great start into the season.
My Canberra flew well, hitting 140 km/h in the low level flyby.

Great event! But also a bit the end of the line for the high end glass fibre single engined fighter edf. They have reached perfection and lack that sparcle of the pioneering days. Mayby we will soon withness the comback of the wooden edf? or some more multi engine planes?


Many thanks to Drago T. for making some nice pictures.
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Posted by kestrel2003 | Feb 23, 2013 @ 11:48 AM | 4,192 Views
Hi Guys

here are some impression of drones at the IDEX 2013 fair. The most impressive thing for we was that uncooled termal cameras are getting cheaper by the minuite...

enjoy!...Continue Reading
Posted by kestrel2003 | Dec 31, 2012 @ 11:42 AM | 4,133 Views
All the best for 2013!

Hope all your projects work acording to plan and you find time to just go out flying in peace!

rgds mv
Posted by kestrel2003 | Nov 19, 2012 @ 11:10 AM | 6,458 Views
Some flying, some building, cleaning up the work bench before the winter building season....Continue Reading