Scalaria Air Challenge - Catalina and friends on the Lake

Scalaria Air Challenge - Catalina and friends on the Lake

Postby Griffon_301 on Wed 14 Aug 2013, 8:07 pm

Hello!

it´s been a long time since I posted here;
while lurking and watching in awe the works of others, there were not that much airshows here in Austria in the last few months (Airpower being the exception, but the light for taking good pictures was abysmal on Friday);
well, but thanks to a generous friend, I got a media invitation for the Scalaria Air Challenge, taking place each year in the wonderful village of St. Wolfgang on the Lake Wolfgang (the Weisses Rossl is also there)

not the typical airshow, but a great experience nevertheless with some great flying during the late afternoon and early evening hours..
and wow, seeing a Catalina heading the other way while landing a mere 30 metres away with yourself crusing in a small electro boat on the lake is something to behold :)

have fun watching:

of course, the star of the show where the big amphibians, Iren Dornier´s Do-24ATT

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and of course - the Catalina

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but of course there were also other classic floatplanes and amphibians visiting

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and the show itself was something to behold!
we got "Blacky" Schwarz performing in the Cobra

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as well as Raimund Riedmann in the B-25 (which went to Duxford the very next day btw)

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and there was this very athmospheric display of "Team Blanix" with their two gliders

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finally, we also had the opportunity for a mini "night shoot"

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a great show, a great experience, great holidays - it need not always be loud, fast and noisy jets :)

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thanks for watching, c&c as always welcome :)
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Re: Scalaria Air Challenge - Catalina and friends on the Lak

Postby timuss on Wed 14 Aug 2013, 8:50 pm

Lovely shots that Dornier is a bit tasty very nice indeed :clap: :clap: :cool:
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Re: Scalaria Air Challenge - Catalina and friends on the Lak

Postby Agg on Wed 14 Aug 2013, 8:57 pm

Fantastic light, it looks very idyllic :)
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Re: Scalaria Air Challenge - Catalina and friends on the Lak

Postby ciaranchef on Thu 15 Aug 2013, 1:38 am

Amazing pictures, looks like a wonderful event.It's just great to see the Catalina on water, the Dornier is a beauty also, super post! :clap:
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Re: Scalaria Air Challenge - Catalina and friends on the Lak

Postby Hatstand on Thu 15 Aug 2013, 7:30 am

Lovely photos, great scenery and lighting - and very nice to see the amphibians in the water.
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Re: Scalaria Air Challenge - Catalina and friends on the Lak

Postby paullangford on Thu 15 Aug 2013, 8:01 am

Somwhere to add to my "bucket list"

Great photos, loving the Dornier, thanks for sharing

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Re: Scalaria Air Challenge - Catalina and friends on the Lak

Postby Niallxg on Fri 16 Aug 2013, 7:54 pm

The last shot of the B-25! wow. :clap:

Lovely set.

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Re: Scalaria Air Challenge - Catalina and friends on the Lak

Postby Westwings on Fri 16 Aug 2013, 8:02 pm

Lovely set, Scalaria is still on my to do list, maybe one day...
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Re: Scalaria Air Challenge - Catalina and friends on the Lak

Postby Griffon_301 on Fri 16 Aug 2013, 9:11 pm

thank you gentlemen for all your kind comments!

should you ever have the chance to visit St. Wolfgang-do it!
the scenery is great there, and you have flying going on nearly all day long - joyrides, practice flights or just happy aircraft owners who love to show off their birds and enjoy the living....
did I mention the great food?

honestly, if you have ever wondered why the Catalina is not at Duxford Legends when Scalaria is taking place on the same weekend, just head there to see for yourselves why :)
"Verkaafts mei Gwand, I foahr in Himmel"
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Re: Scalaria Air Challenge - Catalina and friends on the Lak

Postby tommo999 on Fri 16 Aug 2013, 9:29 pm

Excellent set, love them all! The night shot of the Catalina on lake really is nice, not something you'll ever see over here. That Do-24 :drool:
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Re: Scalaria Air Challenge - Catalina and friends on the Lak

Postby umea4 on Sat 17 Aug 2013, 12:25 pm

Thank you so much for posting these - they're wonderful. Scalaria goes on my to-do list now.

Anthony.
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Re: Scalaria Air Challenge - Catalina and friends on the Lak

Postby turbohampster on Sat 17 Aug 2013, 3:46 pm

Nice work, you made the Dornier look gorgeous!
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