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Posted by kestrel2003 | Oct 21, 2021 @ 03:13 PM | 12,596 Views
Once a year the Swiss Air Force opens it Axalp mountain Firing range to the public for a firing display and air show.

It is to my mind a unique event since the F/A-18 Hornets open fire with thier 20mm M61A2 just over the spectators and one of the targets is less than 400m away. The mountain backdrop is also impressive . The valley allows to be highter that the aircraft which is excellent for getting breathtaking pictures.

Getting to the firing range is quite an adventure. It involes a bus, a skilift and hiking for around 2 hours (400m up).

Its an epic and really a unique expirience

F/A-18 Hornet, F-5E Tiger, PC-24, PC-21, Pc-7 MK2, PC-6 Turbo Porter, Super Puma, Hunter

D850 Nikon 70-200
Posted by kestrel2003 | Mar 16, 2021 @ 09:21 AM | 11,530 Views
Lots of Birds of Prey in the air.

Doing a lot of flying and building at the moment.
Posted by kestrel2003 | Feb 17, 2021 @ 05:32 PM | 14,869 Views
Winter Birds and my first 3d printed plane. Did not work too well. Also built a epp spitfire. Winter building indeed.
Posted by kestrel2003 | Jul 19, 2020 @ 02:39 AM | 12,106 Views
Reactivating my 1.2m Canberra after 3 years in the Hangar. Also reactivated my baby Skyraider.
Posted by kestrel2003 | Jul 12, 2020 @ 01:37 PM | 12,823 Views
Well worth getting up at 3:30 am. Plus a nice image of the Jupiter moons
Posted by kestrel2003 | Apr 16, 2020 @ 03:41 PM | 12,861 Views
Lots of flying, strange times, no airshows.
Posted by kestrel2003 | Jul 28, 2019 @ 04:19 AM | 10,334 Views
2.5 Million visitors having a great time in the Town of Zürich
Swiss Air Force PC-7 team and Super Puma display team
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Posted by kestrel2003 | May 04, 2018 @ 05:01 AM | 11,062 Views
Nice selection of planes, excellent weather and a riot of fun for all involved!...Continue Reading
Posted by kestrel2003 | Sep 25, 2017 @ 12:49 AM | 11,294 Views
A solid Airshow in the mountains. The Swiss Tiger F-5E replacement Programm is beeing restarted soon, so the main contenders are heating up the race; Gripen, Rafael, Eurofighter, maybe soon F-35
Posted by kestrel2003 | Jul 19, 2017 @ 10:38 AM | 13,448 Views
Hot weather, but great show. Dassault Rafael as always stole the show. F-35 made a solid impression....Continue Reading
Posted by kestrel2003 | Jun 30, 2016 @ 05:38 AM | 14,782 Views
Just before the Eurosatory Fair I found some time to visit the Le Bourget Airplane Museum in Paris. Well worth the visit, many typically French airplanes and a wide selection of diffrent planes and objects to look at. HIghlights:

2 Concordes
Mirage V
Super Etandard
Plexiglass F1 Mirage
Model Airplane...Continue Reading
Posted by kestrel2003 | Jun 06, 2016 @ 04:21 AM | 14,439 Views
Elegant Airshow, vibrant city

NH 90 making a good show of itself.

B-1 as sleek and elegant as always

Many Tornados and...Continue Reading
Posted by kestrel2003 | May 23, 2016 @ 04:11 AM | 14,943 Views
Got to fly my Canberra with Target sleeve!

A great meeting, excellent weather and many good pilots with great planes.

Did not get round to flying my a-10....Continue Reading
Posted by kestrel2003 | May 17, 2016 @ 03:49 AM | 14,292 Views
Weather is picking up!

Time to fly!
Posted by kestrel2003 | Mar 23, 2016 @ 05:31 AM | 15,038 Views
Getting ready for 2016. I hope to increase my autonomous flight. Plus lots of waterplane action.