Here’s the 3rd and final report of the 2009 Axalp trip.

3rd of my stay in Axalp was the first official (and due bad weather the only) airshow day.

 

Hornets started straffing rounds in figure 8 pattern in the morning.

Sunlit Hornet turning towards targets

Heat blur from the engine covering the whole frame

Incendiary ammo hits fired by F-5 Tigers

Super Pumas and Cougars were delivering VIPs and journalists to the event

Huge crowd of around 6000 people – not bad for an airshow in the middle of the Alps at 2.200m

F/A-18s leading the F-5s in a mixed formation over the valley

Super Puma leading the EC-635

Super Pumas escape from the wall of smoke and fire caused by its flares

Swiss pilots are used to landing in a remote spots – as can be seen here

Click on the links below to access the first two parts of the report

PART1 PART2

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