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Starting with the Finnish

Sat 05 Dec 2015, 11:25 pm

My 2015 airshow season started in Finland at the Turku International air show over the weekend 6-7 June. A small show at a lovely venue with a smattering of home grown and neighbouring gems to keep it worth doing. Highlights for me were the Air Force Vinkas, Norwegian Safaris, historic flight Magister and Mig 15/Lim (as seen in Russian markings in the UK) and some other bits and pieces. Cold, with frequent blustery showers but the show went on and I fully enjoyed the 2 days as well as the mammoth road trip tour taking in museums and a rather special Gloster biplane.

Border Guard Koala
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Floatplane Maule
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Super little Vinka
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Not so sexy PC12NG
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Finnish jet trainer formation
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Mig mouth
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NH90 solo
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Seeing Stars
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Arctic Eagle
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Border Guard Super Puma
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Border Guard Do228
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Cool Casa
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Ex Swiss Hawk
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Buzzard Falcon
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Daks
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Midnight Hawk
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ALCA
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Super solo
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Freezing Falcon
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Hornet getaway
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Magical Magister
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Phenomonal....
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Russian radial Pitts 12
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Noggie Safari
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Yellow Sparrows
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Super Puma static
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Sky-Lab
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CBT - Cross Border Training joint Scandinavian defence initiative formation really emphasises how puny the Gripen is..
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Re: Starting with the Finnish

Sun 06 Dec 2015, 3:46 am

Lovely stuff, some real treats in there. But as you say, the Safaris probably just about win it. :up:

Re: Starting with the Finnish

Sun 06 Dec 2015, 10:31 am

Great stuff!

Quite taken by the dinky Vinka, and of course the Safari! Can't remember the last time I saw shots of any of those! :love:

Re: Starting with the Finnish

Sun 06 Dec 2015, 11:10 am

Tommy wrote:Great stuff!

Quite taken by the dinky Vinka, and of course the Safari! Can't remember the last time I saw shots of any of those! :love:


Yep, my thoughts too. Head-on MiG and Magister take off are excellent captures, mate.

Re: Starting with the Finnish

Sun 06 Dec 2015, 11:54 am

Now that is something completely different!!

What a thoroughly interesting and entertaining set, you've brightened up my morning Mr S! :clap:

Re: Starting with the Finnish

Sun 06 Dec 2015, 6:51 pm

Like the three ship different nation flypast and the Norwegian supporters

Re: Starting with the Finnish

Mon 07 Dec 2015, 11:00 am

Excellent set! Interesting collection of rarities.

Re: Starting with the Finnish

Mon 07 Dec 2015, 2:15 pm

Nice ones mate, really like the Vinka, would love see one of these at RIAT.. :clap:

Re: Starting with the Finnish

Mon 07 Dec 2015, 2:59 pm

Great stuff mate, you know what I think of the trainers. Glad Mr Reoch helped you with the captions, very entertaining. :grin: :up:

Re: Starting with the Finnish

Wed 09 Dec 2015, 10:43 am

Many thanks for the kind words all, glad there's so much love for fairly insignificant but ultimately loveable types. :love:

capercaillie wrote:Glad Mr Reoch helped you with the captions, very entertaining. :grin: :up:


I thought sky-lab was quite original... :grin:
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