Payerne in February
04th February 2011
During a short visit yesterday I've made some nice shots with sun and blue sky. Hornet '009 shows you the fascinating mechanism of gear recovery. Note also the very clean doors.
With a little luck, one of the Hornets made some technical errors during startup and the pilot had to change into the spare-aircraft for the mission - the special decorated J-5018
During there mission over the canton of Wallis I had time to catch some Helicopters. No more Alouette III in duty of the Swis Air Force means more Eurocopters in Payerne - here T-358 and 366 on the Tarmac.
In the background an interesting sight - two Hunter's and a not modernized PC-7 !
Hunter J-4003 was used for training the mechanics - but missing a lot of parts and better not to be seen from near . The other two aircrafts belonging to the Museum Clin d'Ailes.
And with the returning Hornets I was also leaving. C u next time