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Posted by kestrel2003 | Mar 23, 2016 @ 05:31 AM | 1,347 Views
Getting ready for 2016. I hope to increase my autonomous flight. Plus lots of waterplane action.
Posted by kestrel2003 | May 10, 2015 @ 05:15 PM | 2,774 Views
The event is in its 10th year and still growing strong...

My A-10 new color looks nice in the air. No special paint job, just a few spray cans.

Great weather, great...Continue Reading
Posted by kestrel2003 | Mar 13, 2015 @ 09:16 AM | 3,875 Views
Weather is picking up, my urge to fly is increasing...
Posted by kestrel2003 | Sep 11, 2014 @ 02:27 AM | 4,076 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 @ 04:34 PM | 3,650 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 @ 02:13 PM | 3,718 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 | Dec 17, 2013 @ 04:18 AM | 4,651 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 @ 04:33 PM | 4,450 Views
My two aquariums are well into thier second decade...
Posted by kestrel2003 | Sep 30, 2013 @ 07:41 AM | 6,397 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 @ 02:28 PM | 5,118 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 @ 10:11 AM | 5,475 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 @ 05:55 AM | 5,112 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 @ 05:36 AM | 5,537 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