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Zeltweg Airpower ’11 Part 5

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Zeltweg Airpower ’11 Part 4

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Zeltweg Airpower ’11 Part 3

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Airpower airshow at Zeltweg air base in Austria, has to be the biggest airshow in the Central Europe. I’ve been a regular visitor since 2003 and this year’s show was the best and biggest yet – almost 300.000 people attended the 2-day show and more than 15 million euro were earned. Talk about the economy 😉 I will try to present some of the feeling in chronological order. I hope you’ll enjoy the pics!

Austrian AF Pilatus PC-6 Turbo Porter trio dropping Austrian flag coloured water.

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Today, during the biannual Airpower airshow at Austrian AF base in Zeltweg, accident happened when simulating paratroopers assault. Paratroopers were jumping out of a low flying C-130K Hercules transport plane, when one of them hit the canopy of another and got stuck in its cord – the result was accelerated and uncontrolled fall which probably resulted in serious injuries (the one that I saw actually bounced up from the ground when hitting it). Unfortunately I don’t have any information on the fate of the two soldiers – after some 30mins, two Alouette III helicopters departed the base with guys on board. I pray injuries are not too serious.

Here’s the photo caption of the drama

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