VIDEO: Norway marks century of military airpower

It’s a Friday thanks to our friends at the Norwegian defence ministry for sending through a link to a short video showing a stunningly-liveried F-16AM fighter (1984-vintage aircraft 686) strutting its stuff over and around the nation’s beautiful capital, Oslo.

The reason for the snazzy colour scheme (which replicates the Royal Norwegian Air Force roundel) and jazzy soundtrack (called “Vidda”, performed by Norwegian trumpeter Ole Edvard Antonsen) is the celebration of the first 100 years of military aviation in Norway. Your pilot is Maj Eskil “Taz” Amdal, and the camera platform was a C-130J transport.

The aircraft in the video will be appearing at a series of Norwegian air shows this year, and also during the main centenary celebrations in Oslo on 1-2 August. Click here to find out more.

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