October 2010 - Posts
Tomorrow is the last official basevisit in Meiringen for this year, but before I've got some pictures left from two weeks Axalp. I hope you will enjoy them
Indian Summer in BIG
A Hornet on the search for some sun - in BIG
Real Swiss Pilots know the way - without GPS
Picture in BIG
And yes - you have also to watch the trees in the area - this picture I've made on the crashsite of Tiger J-3078. Pilot ejected safely and the Tiger crashed near Windegg in 1994. Pieces must be flown like projectiles in the trees there - looks heavy !
Sorry for the delay of posting the pics - but I had to regain my breath after the 5h up - and 4h down walk for 'my position' on the other side since 2003. I was surprised by a lot of snow up there, making the ascend heavy (icy snow) and the descend difficult (weak snow).
But on Top it was like every time very nice - and this year we had the possibility to sunbath at nearly 3000m over sealevel !
Ok, I will finish with writing and give you what you want already - Pictures !!!!
In the 'swiss midlands' was partially very heavy fog - which affected even the flight activity @ Meiringen (-Unterbach) Airbase (Hornets needed a Follow Me to taxi for the runway, and had to land in Sion).
But above - golden autumn in Switzerland ! With Hornets and Tigers playing in the valleys
Another wonderful day in the Swiss Alps today - deep blue sky and a lot of Fighter Action on the Shooting Range. But writing is difficult - lets speak with pictures !
And in five hours I will climb up again for the 'other side' - I think you know already which shots you can expect tomorrow evening ....
Yes - Airshow Axalp begins early for a Grimmi
But I was not alone up there today - for the hundreds of visitors expected there had to be a lot of things ready. This Super Puma - Picture in BIG - was used for transporting Toilets, Speakers, Wood and Humans to fix everything for the Show next Wednesday / Thursday.
I was also lucky to catch a lot of Hornets and Tigers during shooting - the shooting range is open since 1st of October. Hornet J-5012 turns in during reconnaissance fly-bye:
Hornet J-5015 - Picture in BIG - producing some G-forces after a strafing run with his 20mm cannon
Sometimes you have to delete some color to make a picture really stunning - Tiger J-3072 on straight on to the mountain
Fighter Squadron 8 is the 'Master of Axalp Range' - but due political reasons they had to fly the Demo/shooting also this year out from Sion and not Meiringen.
And now I have to go catch some sleep - early tomorrow morning I'm biking and hiking already up again for some more shots.
Sincerely, your mountain goat Grimmi