Airpower '16

Re: Airpower '16

Postby PeterR on Tue 30 Aug 2016, 8:17 pm

Should be there about 2pm if we get lucky with the escape from Vienna Airport and the traffic enroute! :rock:
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Re: Airpower '16

Postby RichPittman on Wed 31 Aug 2016, 9:00 am

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Re: Airpower '16

Postby st24 on Wed 31 Aug 2016, 10:44 am

RichPittman wrote:http://airpower-display.at

Arrivals


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Re: Airpower '16

Postby Chrisse on Wed 31 Aug 2016, 10:52 am

RichPittman wrote:http://airpower-display.at

Arrivals


I remember seeing this at the Zeltweg crew and press center in 2013 on large screens. Amazing what sort of facilities to bring to bear at that show. Sad to miss it this year, it's hands down my favourite show to visit.
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Re: Airpower '16

Postby davidjones533 on Wed 31 Aug 2016, 4:07 pm

Looks like the Su-22 has canx :sad:
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Re: Airpower '16

Postby Eizo on Wed 31 Aug 2016, 8:55 pm

davidjones533 wrote:Looks like the Su-22 has canx :sad:


Yep. Was quietly removed from the list! :grin:

BTW: No ladders at all (!) on the whole area on Friday and Saturday, according to officials.
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Re: Airpower '16

Postby aviodromefriend on Wed 31 Aug 2016, 9:55 pm

Eizo wrote:BTW: No ladders at all (!) on the whole area on Friday and Saturday, according to officials.
Great, now interested to see it enforced too.
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Re: Airpower '16

Postby davidjones533 on Thu 01 Sep 2016, 2:41 pm

So due to popular demand the Viggen now flies on both days! :smile:

There also now appears to be a "Surprise guest" on Friday afternoon...
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Re: Airpower '16

Postby DaveS on Fri 02 Sep 2016, 9:22 am

Live on Red Bull TV later this afternoon

http://www.redbull.tv/live/AP-1P2RMZN451W11/airpower
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Re: Airpower '16

Postby emmeff on Fri 02 Sep 2016, 1:59 pm

I'm enjoying the streamed program. Some great angles.

Anyone else watching it?
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Re: Airpower '16

Postby capercaillie on Fri 02 Sep 2016, 2:08 pm

C-27 better than ever - barrel roll, loop, half Cuban, quarter cloverleaf, two Derry turns :grin: Fantastic. A display that RIAT could have benefitted from along with the Liberator Hind before it. :up:
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Re: Airpower '16

Postby Wrexham Mackem on Fri 02 Sep 2016, 2:15 pm

I am. Its great, and what good commentary by BSB commentator Jack Burnicle (who'd have thought it?) with Ben Dunnell.
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Re: Airpower '16

Postby Dan O'Hagan on Fri 02 Sep 2016, 2:50 pm

Wrexham Mackem wrote:I am. Its great, and what good commentary by BSB commentator Jack Burnicle (who'd have thought it?) with Ben Dunnell.


Agreed, a very slick combination.

Who'd have thought it, eh, putting an aviation expert alongside a sports broadcaster skilled in handling live events? It'll never catch on...

An outstanding production so far - just shows what can be achieved when you're prepared to throw a few quid at something, rather than the British way of bodging something up and doing it on the cheap.
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Re: Airpower '16

Postby capercaillie on Fri 02 Sep 2016, 3:10 pm

Dan O'Hagan wrote:Who'd have thought it, eh, putting an aviation expert alongside a sports broadcaster skilled in handling live events? It'll never catch on...


Well there's a first time for everything..... :whistle:
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Re: Airpower '16

Postby Dan O'Hagan on Fri 02 Sep 2016, 3:11 pm

capercaillie wrote:
Dan O'Hagan wrote:Who'd have thought it, eh, putting an aviation expert alongside a sports broadcaster skilled in handling live events? It'll never catch on...


Well there's a first time for everything..... :whistle:


Not a George Bacon waved umbrella in sight...
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Re: Airpower '16

Postby emmeff on Fri 02 Sep 2016, 4:07 pm

Ah.

It took me a while to work out what you meant with your references to those commentators. I'm watching the Austrian stream via the event website, and not the RedbullTV stream. You are missing out on the remarks from the team commentators, among other local colour! The stream on the Austrian site is continuing, even though RedBullTV has now quit.
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Airpower 2016

Postby timuss on Sat 03 Sep 2016, 12:45 pm

What a show this is the Flying Bulls display was something else, the live stream is awesome in cockpit cams are a really nice touch as well.

http://www.airpower.gv.at/en/fanzone/live-stream.html
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Re: Airpower 2016

Postby st24 on Sat 03 Sep 2016, 3:06 pm

Can't help thinking of "Scooter" when I hear the commentator speaking in English.. "good morning".."Siberia"... :grin:
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Re: Airpower '16

Postby RichPittman on Sat 03 Sep 2016, 5:47 pm

May have been expensive but the 5 Day spotters package was well worth it!

Only on Day 4 but nothing is too much trouble...

14 spotter areas with some under the display line :loser:

Great weather and a good mix of Austrian element, fighters, helicopters and warbirds and. Red bull

Thank you Zeltweg!
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Re: Airpower '16

Postby Chrisse on Sat 03 Sep 2016, 6:31 pm

Dan O'Hagan wrote:
capercaillie wrote:
Dan O'Hagan wrote:Who'd have thought it, eh, putting an aviation expert alongside a sports broadcaster skilled in handling live events? It'll never catch on...


Well there's a first time for everything..... :whistle:


Not a George Bacon waved umbrella in sight...



Dare I point out the Mexican wave organized by the commentators to follow the F-16 touch and go? Or the world record attempt flash mob dance to a carnival song to thank the Frecce at the end of their display? Both in 2013... Didn't bother me in the slightest. I even participated!
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Re: Airpower '16

Postby Eizo on Sun 04 Sep 2016, 8:42 am

My special from yesterday was at the fence near to the tower, where a spotter in teamwork with his friend wrestled down a visitor in Greco-Roman style, retching him afterwards... :icecream: Military police arrived just when I intended placing 100 on the 2... :snack:
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Re: Airpower '16

Postby DeanW on Mon 05 Sep 2016, 1:36 pm

What a show. Don't think I've ever been to an event where they've been so accommodating for the enthusiast with 14 different 'spotter' locations across the whole airfield (including a few points on the North side under the display area) and food and drink included in the initial spotter package. At £160 for the whole 5 days that's top value.

The show itself was a cracker. 9 hours of flying on each show day which was predominantly modern military - perfect! Austrian Typhoon pair were incredible but it was top to see all of the Austrian types in the flying. Red Bull assets were decent too, the mixed Alpha Jets/P-38/Corsair formation was neat as well as their unusual types like the Sycamore, Cobra etc.
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Re: Airpower '16

Postby davidjones533 on Mon 05 Sep 2016, 3:17 pm

Just wanted to say thanks to all those who answered my questions and offered advice… had a great weekend at Airpower. Arrived nice and early and got a great spot on the crowdline.

It was my first foreign show, and fair to say I was stunned by the differences. First and foremost, the flying was just fantastic - with great variety in moving from fast jet, to helicopter, to warbird, to unusual formation, to set piece, to novelty act (wingsuits!), to national display team and so on. Like RIAT it had an example of every type of European fast jet (Typhoon, F-16, F/A-18, Gripen, Rafale, Mig-29) - but with just one of each you didn't feel overloaded by them. One of the highlights for me was the Cobra and Bo105 double-act - both flown exceedingly well. I wish more of the Red Bull types would be invited to shows over here... I know their colour schemes aren't popular, but their flying sure would be! I must have been in a good mood as I even enjoyed the flying hairdryers.

The desire of the Austrian armed forces to put on a real show for their public was heart-warming. They showed off virtually every type in their inventory and put on some really special set-pieces that, Yeovilton aside, are now sadly lacking from UK events. The Saab 105 four-ship was very tightly flown - I guess they're not a display team as such - can you imagine the RAF doing the same for RIAT? Likewise, the Typhoon 'air power demonstration' where the two aircraft basically chased each other around was also great fun, not to mention the C-130 interception and helicopter assault (did I count around 15ish helicopters?!).

Loved the commentator/DJ - couldn't understand a word he was saying but seemed to get the crowd going and created a good atmosphere. Turns out I actually don't mind a bit of music with my air displays. :lol:

I couldn't believe the sheer number of people in attendance, nor the rubbish they left behind at the end! FOD nightmare! Nor could I believe the number of very drunk people at the end of the show. I was parked in the furthest car park away, and the walk back resembled Liverpool on a Friday night. People holding each other up, falling over, being sick, urinating etc. Glad to see that they enjoyed themselves, just hope they remember something from the day!
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Re: Airpower '16

Postby Leadfoot on Mon 05 Sep 2016, 5:48 pm

Great show. Had a Dutch Chinook on static (I believe it wasn't on the list), which was a good replacement instead of the Su-22 (which I saw at SIAF anyway).

A400M fly-pasts and t&g also a great surprise on Friday.

This was my 4th Airpower, and this was probably the best organised so far. The organisers handled the huge crowd really well.
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Re: Airpower '16

Postby aviodromefriend on Wed 07 Sep 2016, 9:09 am

Leadfoot wrote:This was my 4th Airpower, and this was probably the best organised so far. The organisers handled the huge crowd really well.
Except the man that thought 100% checks also meant everybody had to take his/her cap off to check if they hadn't any explosives in their hair. Even RIAT's Saturday didn't see that one (wait, with the USAF's 70th coming up, we will probably see it there too). Can´t remember it mentioned here, but at the opening of the show the Austrian Minister of Defence mentioned 2018 as the probable next time for the show. It should be part of the celebrations for the Austrian Presidency of the EU. If any Brits are welcome for that one by then.... #brexit.
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