Finnish Midsummer Extravaganza - Kauhava 2010

Finnish Midsummer Extravaganza - Kauhava 2010

Postby Joerg on Wed 07 Jul 2010, 5:07 pm

Hi all,

back from a very nice vacation to Finland. The deciding factor for going there was attending Kauhava´s Midsummer Airshow, something I had contemplated doing for quite some time now. Well, I have to say although the programme looked rather small compared to other shows this was one fine event and I will definetely go there again in the future. For anybody who has not heard about this airshow yet: It takes place every June at Kauhava AB, Finland as part of the finnish Midsummer festivities. The airshow starts at about 2pm and lasts til about 12:30 am (with some convenient breaks to grab a beer and something to eat)! It doesn´t really get dark in Finland this time of the year, so it´s not a night shoot but only in the dusk.

Here are some impressions:

1st airshow interval

Hawk T.51 solo display
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Valmet L-70 Vinka
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F/A-18C Hornet Solo Display
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2nd airshow interval

Fouga Magister
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NH-90 Solo Display
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Midnight Hawks
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3rd airshow interval

Fouga Magister
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F/A-18C Hornet Solop Display
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NH-90 Solo
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Midnight Hawks
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Waiting for the Grand Finale
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NH-90 going home
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Preparations
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and then finally at half past twelve :rock:
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Joerg
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Re: Finnish Midsummer Extravaganza - Kauhava 2010

Postby PeterR on Wed 07 Jul 2010, 5:10 pm

I've always wanted to go to this show, and these images make me want to go even more! :clap: How did you find it?
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Re: Finnish Midsummer Extravaganza - Kauhava 2010

Postby StevenH on Wed 07 Jul 2010, 5:11 pm

Wonderful set, particularly the night shots.
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Re: Finnish Midsummer Extravaganza - Kauhava 2010

Postby DamienB on Wed 07 Jul 2010, 5:12 pm

First set of pics that makes me wish I'd gone to a foreign show this year. Bravo!
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Re: Finnish Midsummer Extravaganza - Kauhava 2010

Postby Arno 01 on Wed 07 Jul 2010, 5:12 pm

Wow :up: Great set, stunning flare shots :worship: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Finnish Midsummer Extravaganza - Kauhava 2010

Postby stuart n on Wed 07 Jul 2010, 7:24 pm

Fine set, really like the lovely soft light on some these. :clap:
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Re: Finnish Midsummer Extravaganza - Kauhava 2010

Postby TIGER TIM on Wed 07 Jul 2010, 7:25 pm

Can't say anthing but....... :worship: :worship: :worship:
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Re: Finnish Midsummer Extravaganza - Kauhava 2010

Postby Ian A.S. on Wed 07 Jul 2010, 8:23 pm

Terrific set of images in a range of light conditions - magnificent - thanks for sharing Joerg

Cheers

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Re: Finnish Midsummer Extravaganza - Kauhava 2010

Postby st24 on Wed 07 Jul 2010, 10:23 pm

Lovely set :clap: That Vinka is soooo cute... :drool:
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Re: Finnish Midsummer Extravaganza - Kauhava 2010

Postby aviationphoto on Thu 08 Jul 2010, 8:22 am

Great set - the glowing light on the shots of the Hornet and the Hawk display team is gorgeous and the flare shots v.impressive :clap: :clap:
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Re: Finnish Midsummer Extravaganza - Kauhava 2010

Postby The Flying Barrel on Thu 08 Jul 2010, 10:17 am

Gawd! After Toms efforts at Waddo - now these Doh! - Brilliant.
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Re: Finnish Midsummer Extravaganza - Kauhava 2010

Postby T_J on Thu 08 Jul 2010, 3:59 pm

Superb, Joerg! Great Hawk compositions, but the Hornets and flares are super.

:clap: :clap: :clap:

TJ
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Re: Finnish Midsummer Extravaganza - Kauhava 2010

Postby XR219 on Fri 09 Jul 2010, 7:15 am

Excellent! Love the Hornet shots in particular. :clap:
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Re: Finnish Midsummer Extravaganza - Kauhava 2010

Postby r.e.hendriks on Fri 09 Jul 2010, 8:16 am

YES!!!!!!!!!! :yahoo:

Awesome shots!! Really love those flare shots!

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Re: Finnish Midsummer Extravaganza - Kauhava 2010

Postby FOTO4 on Fri 09 Jul 2010, 8:35 am

Just one word --- SPECTACULAR!!!
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Re: Finnish Midsummer Extravaganza - Kauhava 2010

Postby aviationreporting on Fri 09 Jul 2010, 3:54 pm

Wow, those flare shots are just amazing!

Cheers,
Melchior Timmers
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Re: Finnish Midsummer Extravaganza - Kauhava 2010

Postby Agg on Fri 09 Jul 2010, 4:40 pm

Love the shots of the Hornet releasing all its flares :D
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Re: Finnish Midsummer Extravaganza - Kauhava 2010

Postby Rick on Fri 09 Jul 2010, 4:51 pm

Fintastic (sorry) set :clap:
The flare shots are just superb.
The Magister looks the muts :drool:
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Re: Finnish Midsummer Extravaganza - Kauhava 2010

Postby jimbob1194 on Fri 09 Jul 2010, 6:09 pm

Wow, those last F-18 shots are stunning :drool: :rock: :clap:

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Re: Finnish Midsummer Extravaganza - Kauhava 2010

Postby Drew64 on Fri 09 Jul 2010, 6:16 pm

Awesome !!

The flare shots, what setting did you use ??

Cheers,
Andrew.
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Re: Finnish Midsummer Extravaganza - Kauhava 2010

Postby AndyBeau on Fri 09 Jul 2010, 10:50 pm

Great stuff!! Love the flare shots. :clap:

I must get out a bit more often. :facepalm:
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Re: Finnish Midsummer Extravaganza - Kauhava 2010

Postby KoenH on Sat 10 Jul 2010, 10:13 am

excellent photos of the finale :yahoo: :yahoo: :clap:
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Re: Finnish Midsummer Extravaganza - Kauhava 2010

Postby wilbod on Sat 10 Jul 2010, 7:07 pm

Absolutely wonderful set. The flare shots are outstanding. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Finnish Midsummer Extravaganza - Kauhava 2010

Postby Blackbird on Sun 11 Jul 2010, 4:19 am

Superb - top quality photos :clap: :clap: :clap:

Andy :smile:
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