AXALP 2018

AXALP 2018

Postby BDL on Mon 05 Mar 2018, 7:46 pm

10/11 October

Anyone going? I have a pass from she who must be and have been researching - probably easier to fly - Those that have done it before, which airport is better/easier - Geneva or Zurich? Thinking of hiring a car and driving down. So any tips gratefully accepted!
One day Roland will be gone, will we have a club left though?.

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Re: AXALP 2018

Postby aviodromefriend on Mon 05 Mar 2018, 9:15 pm

BDL wrote:So any tips gratefully accepted!
Take care you have back-up plans for if the weather decides to cancel the thing on the day.

Oh, and have good shoes and clothes. Never done it, but from the reports I've seen, it is a long climb, which you should start hours before sunrise.
A weather forecast is a forecast and just that

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Re: AXALP 2018

Postby Rick on Tue 06 Mar 2018, 12:43 am

BDL wrote:10/11 October

Anyone going? I have a pass from she who must be and have been researching - probably easier to fly - Those that have done it before, which airport is better/easier - Geneva or Zurich? Thinking of hiring a car and driving down. So any tips gratefully accepted!


Went once and I got the bug, totally unique airshow.
I'm in no way fit and find the 2 1/2 hour climb to the normal viewing points hard work but very rewarding, or are you going to do the really tough climb to Axalps "naughty field" at Wildgarst ?
Spend a few quid on some decent hiking boots.
Be prepared to go up on any of the three show days depending on the forecast.
Tuesday is the practice day but the display is similar to the main show days.

Cheers

Rick
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Re: AXALP 2018

Postby BDL on Tue 06 Mar 2018, 8:06 pm

Thanks both - Flying out Tuesday, so I hope to have some luck around the airbase on Tuesday then up the mountain on weds/thurs. Flights, car and hotel booked.
One day Roland will be gone, will we have a club left though?.

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