Bex Airfield Open Doors

Bex Airfield Open Doors

Postby Chucky on Sun 09 Sep 2012, 7:27 pm

Hello everybody,

Bex is a small airfield situated between Geneva and Sion. There is a grass runway of 800 meters length, just enough for a Spitfire Mk IX on a hot summer day !
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REY_3247-28 par Philippe Rey, sur Flickr
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REY_6568-28 par Philippe Rey, sur Flickr
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REY_7005-28 par Philippe Rey, sur Flickr
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REY_6673-28 par Philippe Rey, sur Flickr
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REY_7150-28 par Philippe Rey, sur Flickr
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REY_6897-28 par Philippe Rey, sur Flickr
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REY_7343-28 par Philippe Rey, sur Flickr
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REY_7374-28 par Philippe Rey, sur Flickr
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REY_7294-28 par Philippe Rey, sur Flickr
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REY_7300-28 par Philippe Rey, sur Flickr
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REY_7171-28 par Philippe Rey, sur Flickr
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REY_7172-28 par Philippe Rey, sur Flickr
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REY_7186-28 par Philippe Rey, sur Flickr
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REY_7284-28 par Philippe Rey, sur Flickr
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REY_7286-28 par Philippe Rey, sur Flickr

I never saw a Spitfire flying so low, it was great. Thank you Nigel :biggrin:
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Re: Bex Airfield Open Doors

Postby DeanW on Sun 09 Sep 2012, 7:29 pm

No. 16 and 20 - hell yeah!
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Re: Bex Airfield Open Doors

Postby PChaplin on Sun 09 Sep 2012, 7:33 pm

:drool: :drool: Fantastic!
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Re: Bex Airfield Open Doors

Postby centaurus18 on Sun 09 Sep 2012, 7:37 pm

Great to see the ex-UK Avenger is still in fine fettle, and doing what it does best... flying.
I have never seen one of those long-snouted cabs in the air (Schlepp?) either :(
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Re: Bex Airfield Open Doors

Postby sylvancatharsis on Sun 09 Sep 2012, 8:00 pm

All superb photos but #17 is utterly flawless. :clap:
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Re: Bex Airfield Open Doors

Postby timuss on Sun 09 Sep 2012, 8:04 pm

Oh wow stunning shots :drool: :rock: And that Avenger is beautiful would love to see that over here sometime.
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Re: Bex Airfield Open Doors

Postby timuss on Sun 09 Sep 2012, 8:21 pm

DanO1978 wrote:
timuss wrote:Oh wow stunning shots :drool: :rock: And that Avenger is beautiful would love to see that over here sometime.


It is. Used to fly over here with Tony Haig-Thomas before being sold.


Yeah but its not been back since. I've never seen an Avenger flying full stop. Thats one for a Legends wishlist.
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Re: Bex Airfield Open Doors

Postby Hasboman on Sun 09 Sep 2012, 8:23 pm

Just goes to show that you don't need 10+ Spitfires in the air at once to create a magical event. Who was flying MH434?
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Re: Bex Airfield Open Doors

Postby henk99 on Sun 09 Sep 2012, 8:23 pm

Number 16 is a great picture (not that the rest is bad :smile: )
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Re: Bex Airfield Open Doors

Postby PChaplin on Sun 09 Sep 2012, 8:26 pm

Hasboman wrote:Just goes to show that you don't need 10+ Spitfires in the air at once to create a magical event. Who was flying MH434?

Nigel Lamb, I think.
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Re: Bex Airfield Open Doors

Postby yannyfoxx on Sun 09 Sep 2012, 8:33 pm

Stunning pictures of MH434!
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Re: Bex Airfield Open Doors

Postby Phil Standfield on Sun 09 Sep 2012, 8:42 pm

Stunning set. Best Spitfire pictures i think i have seen, number 15 looks great. Great pictures of the other aircraft as well, number 5 is a very unusual view but those Spitfire ones :win:
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Re: Bex Airfield Open Doors

Postby Tim Laurence on Sun 09 Sep 2012, 8:51 pm

Wow, the Spitfire sequence of shots 15-20 are fantastic. Great show.

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Re: Bex Airfield Open Doors

Postby Chucky on Mon 10 Sep 2012, 5:29 am

Waooh thank you all for the positive comments :smile:

The Spitfire was flown by Nigel Lamb who was convided to a formation flight with the Avenger and Yves "Jetman" Rossi.

There are actually two airworthy C-3605 in Switzerland : the HB-RDH is based in Bex and Sion, the other one is the HB-RDB based in Altenrhein.

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Re: Bex Airfield Open Doors

Postby lozza on Mon 10 Sep 2012, 8:08 am

DanO1978 wrote:Best warbird shots on UKAR this year. :cool: :shock: :yahoo:


Totally agree :rock:
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Re: Bex Airfield Open Doors

Postby Max1977 on Mon 10 Sep 2012, 9:09 am

wahhhouuuuu Chucky stunning pics... was really great this weekend
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Re: Bex Airfield Open Doors

Postby flygirl on Mon 17 Sep 2012, 5:04 pm

Stunning :rock: :rock: :yahoo:
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Re: Bex Airfield Open Doors

Postby toom317 on Mon 17 Sep 2012, 5:17 pm

Cracking location, and pic 17 :up:
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Re: Bex Airfield Open Doors

Postby F-86 on Mon 17 Sep 2012, 5:21 pm

Can't believe I missed these, superb set. Nigel did a lovely display at Duxford just before he left to go to Switzerland, must have been even more impressive at Bex judging by the shots above. :clap:
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Re: Bex Airfield Open Doors

Postby Chucky on Mon 17 Sep 2012, 6:48 pm

Thank you all :smile:

Yes that was far below Duxford :wink:

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Re: Bex Airfield Open Doors

Postby viper12 on Mon 17 Sep 2012, 7:06 pm

:yahoo: ho chuky the last pics Is fantastic. Great :yahoo:
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Re: Bex Airfield Open Doors

Postby STCAAMEkid on Mon 17 Sep 2012, 7:47 pm

Chukky - 16 and 20 are the best ground to air Spitfire pictures I've seen in the digital era :rock: :rock: .
The rest are superb !
Thanks for sharing these beautiful images,
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Re: Bex Airfield Open Doors

Postby larky on Fri 21 Sep 2012, 8:21 pm

DanO1978 wrote:Best warbird shots on UKAR this year. :cool: :shock: :yahoo:


100% agree :)
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Re: Bex Airfield Open Doors

Postby BertAtHome on Fri 21 Sep 2012, 8:50 pm

Absolute stunning pictures ....I like it! :clap:
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Re: Bex Airfield Open Doors

Postby Agg on Sat 22 Sep 2012, 2:15 pm

Fantastic set! Looks like something taken at an airfield somewhere in Europe during the second world war.
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