Sion Airshow 2017

Sion Airshow 2017

Postby Berlingo on Mon 18 Sep 2017, 3:40 pm

Hello,

I spent the last three days in Sion for the Breitling Sion Airshow. Some very cool performers attended the show including the Rafale, Gripen and Eurofighter here to make publicity of course.
Some rarely seen (in Switzerland) warbirds as the France based Hurricane, the Fighter Collection's P-40F were also present. Then the Swiss Air Force stuff and many more completed the Flying Display.
Displays were very far and high so I also spent one day above the airfield to have some better pictures opportunities. A good show :smile: .

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ImageSwiss Hornet Display Team by Simon Schibli Photography, sur Flickr

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ImageSwiss Hornet Display Team by Simon Schibli Photography, sur Flickr

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ImageBreitling Jet Team by Simon Schibli Photography, sur Flickr

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ImageIl Frecce Tricolori. by Simon Schibli Photography, sur Flickr

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ImageCurtiss P-40F Warhawk by Simon Schibli Photography, sur Flickr

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ImageSaab JAS 39 Gripen by Simon Schibli Photography, sur Flickr

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ImagePatrouile Suisse by Simon Schibli Photography, sur Flickr

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ImagePatrouile Suisse by Simon Schibli Photography, sur Flickr

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ImageBelgian F-16 Solo Display Team by Simon Schibli Photography, sur Flickr

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ImageBelgian F-16 Solo Display Team by Simon Schibli Photography, sur Flickr

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ImageBelgian F-16 Solo Display Team by Simon Schibli Photography, sur Flickr

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ImageSuper Puma Display Team by Simon Schibli Photography, sur Flickr

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ImageBreitling Jet Team by Simon Schibli Photography, sur Flickr

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ImageBreitling Jet Team by Simon Schibli Photography, sur Flickr

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ImageDassault Mirage IIIDS. by Simon Schibli Photography, sur Flickr

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ImageDouglas DC-3 by Simon Schibli Photography, sur Flickr

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ImageClassic Formation by Simon Schibli Photography, sur Flickr

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ImageRockwell OV-10B Bronco by Simon Schibli Photography, sur Flickr

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ImageRockwell OV-10B Bronco by Simon Schibli Photography, sur Flickr

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ImageIl Frecce Tricolori. by Simon Schibli Photography, sur Flickr

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ImageIl Frecce Tricolori. by Simon Schibli Photography, sur Flickr

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ImageIl Frecce Tricolori. by Simon Schibli Photography, sur Flickr

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ImageHawker Hunter Mk 68 by Simon Schibli Photography, sur Flickr

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ImageSaab JAS 39 Gripen by Simon Schibli Photography, sur Flickr

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ImageSaab JAS 39 Gripen by Simon Schibli Photography, sur Flickr

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ImageRafale Solo Display by Simon Schibli Photography, sur Flickr

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ImageRafale Solo Display by Simon Schibli Photography, sur Flickr

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ImageRafale Solo Display by Simon Schibli Photography, sur Flickr

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ImageRafale Solo Display by Simon Schibli Photography, sur Flickr

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ImageRafale Solo Display by Simon Schibli Photography, sur Flickr

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ImageRafale Solo Display by Simon Schibli Photography, sur Flickr

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ImageSwiss Hornet Display Team by Simon Schibli Photography, sur Flickr

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ImageSwiss Hornet Display Team by Simon Schibli Photography, sur Flickr

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ImageSwiss Hornet Display Team by Simon Schibli Photography, sur Flickr

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ImageSwiss Hornet Display Team by Simon Schibli Photography, sur Flickr

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ImageEurofighter EF-2000 Typhoon by Simon Schibli Photography, sur Flickr

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ImagePatrouile Suisse by Simon Schibli Photography, sur Flickr

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ImageCurtiss P-40F Warhawk by Simon Schibli Photography, sur Flickr

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ImageDewoitine D.26 by Simon Schibli Photography, sur Flickr

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ImageDassault Mirage IIIDS. by Simon Schibli Photography, sur Flickr

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ImageBreitling DC-3 by Simon Schibli Photography, sur Flickr

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ImageGrumman TBM-3E Avenger «Charlie’s Heavy» by Simon Schibli Photography, sur Flickr

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ImageHawker Hunter Mk 68 & Mk58 by Simon Schibli Photography, sur Flickr

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ImageHawker Hunter Mk 68 by Simon Schibli Photography, sur Flickr

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ImageSupermarine Spitfire Mk.XVI by Simon Schibli Photography, sur Flickr

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ImagePatrouile Suisse & Helvetic by Simon Schibli Photography, sur Flickr

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ImageEurofighter EF-2000 Typhoon by Simon Schibli Photography, sur Flickr

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ImageEurofighter EF-2000 Typhoon by Simon Schibli Photography, sur Flickr

Cheers.
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Re: Sion Airshow 2017

Postby p2philip on Mon 18 Sep 2017, 6:14 pm

Damn .... Now I know I should have gone up that hill but thought it would be too far away. Fantastic photos will post some of mine later but looking at my results I must admit you have some real stunners in that set! Thanks for sharing! How are your opinions on the show ground and organisation? Have not been inside myself but heard of lots of people complaining...
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Re: Sion Airshow 2017

Postby DavidLegg on Tue 19 Sep 2017, 7:52 am

Great shots - what they don't convey is the jet noise which in that location and with the runway close to the crowd was brutal at times :-) Any shots of our Catalina displaying on Saturday?

David Legg
Editor: The Catalina News, The Catalina Society
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Re: Sion Airshow 2017

Postby Berlingo on Tue 19 Sep 2017, 6:04 pm

p2philip wrote:Damn .... Now I know I should have gone up that hill but thought it would be too far away. Fantastic photos will post some of mine later but looking at my results I must admit you have some real stunners in that set! Thanks for sharing! How are your opinions on the show ground and organisation? Have not been inside myself but heard of lots of people complaining...


Thank you p2Phillip. Well, in my opinion the organisation was not that bad, but they used a “cashless“ system, that mean that you have to charge a card with money and then use it to buy everything on the show ground...But it didn't work every time, queues were not avoid and you had to pay 3.- if you want to get the your money back from the card :sad:. That is the only bad point for me. The static display wasn't impressive and the sun was right in front of you all day long, so a spot on the other side of the valley was a much more better option :smile:

DavidLegg wrote:Great shots - what they don't convey is the jet noise which in that location and with the runway close to the crowd was brutal at times :-) Any shots of our Catalina displaying on Saturday?

David Legg
Editor: The Catalina News, The Catalina Society


Hello, David, thanks for your comment, you're right about the jet noise. Unfortunately, I was on my way to the show when the Catalina performed, so no pictures :sad: . But she flown right over my train...That was really cool and beautiful :cool:
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Re: Sion Airshow 2017

Postby Alpha Delta 210 on Wed 20 Sep 2017, 5:11 pm

Some great images images and some unusual angles. :clap:
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Re: Sion Airshow 2017

Postby The Baron on Thu 21 Sep 2017, 1:21 pm

DavidLegg wrote:Great shots - what they don't convey is the jet noise which in that location and with the runway close to the crowd was brutal at times :-) Any shots of our Catalina displaying on Saturday?

David Legg
Editor: The Catalina News, The Catalina Society


Hi David,

I have some of the Cat. Not saying they're any good but I'll happily email them to you or share them to your FB page if you want?
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Re: Sion Airshow 2017

Postby DavidLegg on Thu 21 Sep 2017, 1:39 pm

That would be great - I'm at pby5@btinternet.com

David L
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Re: Sion Airshow 2017

Postby The Baron on Thu 21 Sep 2017, 6:11 pm

DavidLegg wrote:That would be great - I'm at pby5@btinternet.com

David L


I'll have a look over the weekend David.
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