Swedish air force airshow 25th of August, 2018

Swedish air force airshow 25th of August, 2018

Postby Gripenfury on Tue 06 Feb 2018, 8:33 am

Hi everyone!

The Swedish air force main airshow will take place on August 25th at Uppsala just north of Stockholm.
The organisers are expecting 120 000 visitors, that would make it one of Swedens biggest events.

Not much information have been released yet but here is what I know as of now.

Confirmed participants:

Swiss Air Force Super Puma Display Team

Swafhf:
AJS 37 Viggen
J35 Draken
J32 Lansen x2
J29 Tunnan
J34 Hawker Hunter
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Re: Swedish air force airshow 25th of August, 2018

Postby Paul_Reflex on Tue 06 Feb 2018, 12:29 pm

This sounds really interesting. Has anyone visited this venue before who could comment on the setting?
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Re: Swedish air force airshow 25th of August, 2018

Postby Gripenfury on Tue 06 Feb 2018, 1:10 pm

It hasn't been an airshow at Uppsala in the past 17 years so hopefully someone who went there can answer that.
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Re: Swedish air force airshow 25th of August, 2018

Postby Paul_Reflex on Tue 06 Feb 2018, 2:16 pm

Gripenfury wrote:It hasn't been an airshow at Uppsala in the past 17 years so hopefully someone who went there can answer that.


That is a long time! I'm very tempted to go to this show.
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Re: Swedish air force airshow 25th of August, 2018

Postby st24 on Tue 06 Feb 2018, 3:02 pm

This is an odd venue as its not an active flying base now, home to the Air Force School. Runway is 21/03 so same as Waddington with crowd on the Eastern side though the administration area with static etc is a fair way South. Given the bizarre set up at Malmen anythings possible!!
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Re: Swedish air force airshow 25th of August, 2018

Postby Paul_Reflex on Mon 12 Feb 2018, 1:49 pm

There certainly doesn't seem to be a lot of information around online for this show, other than a Facebook page which I can't see as I'm not a FB user. A couple of days in Sweden does sound nice though so I've booked a hotel.
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Re: Swedish air force airshow 25th of August, 2018

Postby Gripenfury on Mon 12 Feb 2018, 2:21 pm

The gates will open at 7 am and close at 5 pm.
Both parking and entrance will be free.
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Re: Swedish air force airshow 25th of August, 2018

Postby Sall on Fri 16 Feb 2018, 3:17 pm

Can we expect Norwegian AFHS Vampires, MiG-15 and CF-104D here?
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Re: Swedish air force airshow 25th of August, 2018

Postby aviodromefriend on Fri 16 Feb 2018, 4:14 pm

Normally, non-swedish participants are very rare at SWAF shows.
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Re: Swedish air force airshow 25th of August, 2018

Postby Gripenfury on Fri 16 Feb 2018, 4:53 pm

Well we've had more and more international acts The last couple of years. Amongst others the breitling wingwalkers, redbull BO105, Czech Hind(alien paint scheme), baltic bees, Breitling Jet team, finnish F-18 hornet, danish F-16, finnish NH90 and PC 7 team.

So fingers crossed there will be something foreign this year aswell.
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Re: Swedish air force airshow 25th of August, 2018

Postby Paul_Reflex on Thu 15 Mar 2018, 2:51 pm

I noticed on the website that they are now taking applications from spotters and the media to gain access to an enclosure 'adjacent to' (caution Google translate used!) The flying display as well as an opportunity to access the static display before public entry. I wondered if anyone had experience of this at other venues who could comment on how worthwhile it is?
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Re: Swedish air force airshow 25th of August, 2018

Postby Berf on Thu 15 Mar 2018, 4:24 pm

Well the spotter site for Malmen was great. Although I did not go inside there was a bus to bring people to it from inside and everyone's seemed to be happy with the service provided.
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Re: Swedish air force airshow 25th of August, 2018

Postby Paul_Reflex on Thu 15 Mar 2018, 4:41 pm

Berf wrote:Well the spotter site for Malmen was great. Although I did not go inside there was a bus to bring people to it from inside and everyone's seemed to be happy with the service provided.


Thanks Berf, I'll give it a go.
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Re: Swedish air force airshow 25th of August, 2018

Postby aviodromefriend on Thu 15 Mar 2018, 6:10 pm

Have used it at Lulea, Ronneby and Satenas in the first half of the last decade. If I would go again to a SWAF airshow, and had the possibility to use that enclosure, I wouldn't doubt a second to sign up. What you get is basically specific to the base involved, but you always get a few possibilities you don't get if you are part of the general public.
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Re: Swedish air force airshow 25th of August, 2018

Postby Sall on Thu 15 Mar 2018, 9:08 pm

aviodromefriend wrote: ... but you always get a few possibilities you don't get if you are part of the general public.

Like what?
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Re: Swedish air force airshow 25th of August, 2018

Postby aviodromefriend on Fri 16 Mar 2018, 2:05 pm

Sall wrote:
aviodromefriend wrote: ... but you always get a few possibilities you don't get if you are part of the general public.

Like what?
Well, that is always dependent on what they decide to offer. In the past they had stairs positioned in front of special colors, walking around the operational aprons, clear views of the static. back in those days there was also a free lunch. Mind, this was not at this base, but you can be assured it will be worth it.
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Re: Swedish air force airshow 25th of August, 2018

Postby Berf on Fri 16 Mar 2018, 2:39 pm

Access to static before the public was let in. Bus from static area to viewing point by runway ie Naughty field view. But it will be different at every event
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Re: Swedish air force airshow 25th of August, 2018

Postby Sall on Fri 30 Mar 2018, 1:55 pm

My crew and I booked our hotels and flights to Sweden. Day later (sunday early morning) we are flying to Warsaw, for Radom. Let's hope event in Uppsala will be good.
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Re: Swedish air force airshow 25th of August, 2018

Postby Sall on Mon 23 Apr 2018, 11:57 am

"The participants list will be complete soon. I can’t give you an exact date for it though. It will be available on our website.", said me very kind guy from Swedish MoD.
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Re: Swedish air force airshow 25th of August, 2018

Postby frank on Tue 24 Apr 2018, 9:40 pm

Is there a link to the website please
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Re: Swedish air force airshow 25th of August, 2018

Postby Sall on Tue 29 May 2018, 12:35 pm

It would be really great to see this beauty at Uppsala this year.

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Re: Swedish air force airshow 25th of August, 2018

Postby Sall on Wed 20 Jun 2018, 2:03 pm

Finally program is out! NEVER in my life I saw more conspiracy, secrets, waitings about program and at the end we get absolutely (!) expected program! After many many years, they have two Viggens - AJS 37 SE-DXN and SK 37E SE-DXO, and there will be only AJS 37. Wow! :mad:

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Re: Swedish air force airshow 25th of August, 2018

Postby Paul_Reflex on Wed 20 Jun 2018, 2:11 pm

Really glad it's finally out. It's not at all bad, though I'm not sure what some of it means!
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