Finnish Air Force 100th Anniversary, Jyväskyla, Finland 2018

Finnish Air Force 100th Anniversary, Jyväskyla, Finland 2018

Postby Jakesplanes on Fri 15 Jun 2018, 4:24 pm

Welcome to my highlights of the arrivals/setting up day at this milestone year in Finland!
This will be photo heavy...
All pics are straight out the camera and unedited
First a rather nice MD500
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MD500 low pass/silage spreader
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Super Hornet G Growler on rotate, a rare sight in Europe
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French Air Force Rafale on landing
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Local wildlife...
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Midnight Hawks with their signature 'go around' a low pass in formation with smoke. Wish they'd retract the undercarraige but it's nice regardless
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NH90 into position. The tail of which then provided the only long enough shadow to hide from the sun and still see the runway.
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German two seat Eurofighter with an NG pilatus of the local team in to land
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German two seat with strobe
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The COAP Shorts Skyvan. No, i don't know what they were thinking either. And now we can't unsee it...
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Finnish Air Force trainer VL Viima
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Putting plastic Dave together
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Saab Safir, delightful little things. Sort of Military plane you could feasibly own and fly the family to france for the weekend in.
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Three RAF arrivals, all single seat
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Gripen looking quite at home in the Finnish woods
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Ok that was my thursday, thanks for bearing with me, I hope there was something at least unusual or interesting for you. Comments welcome, and yes, I am aware I was shooting into the sun through haze all day, but we suffer on!
Many Thanks!
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Re: Finnish Air Force 100th Anniversary, Jyväskyla, Finland

Postby Jakesplanes on Fri 15 Jun 2018, 5:11 pm

Moving on to the Friday, and please do comment folks, discussion more than content is what keeps a forum alive!

We have a lovely two-ship Fouga Magister pair locally, they did a lovely display today, this is the dismount!
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The graceful final bank away
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An arty down the line pass
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The Swedish support was very welcome, more on that tomorrow, but for now, this lovely Saab 105
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News just in: Finland repainting their lovely Camo in grey. They still look awesome.
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Hornets are sexy.
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Someone likes his job.
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Full burner
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The smell of dope on canvas and thick oil stains
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Finnish Border guard Dornier 228
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One more for kicks
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must have had a full bladder, pilot jumped out and legged it before the blades had even stopped!
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Closing the show
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Well thats it for today folks, i shall do one of the main show days and departures on Monday so stay tuned!!
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Re: Finnish Air Force 100th Anniversary, Jyväskyla, Finland

Postby chrisward123 on Fri 15 Jun 2018, 9:34 pm

Fantastic shots looking forward to seeing the rest
2018 - RIAT, Blackpool & Southport
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Re: Finnish Air Force 100th Anniversary, Jyväskyla, Finland

Postby Jakesplanes on Sat 16 Jun 2018, 10:17 am

chrisward123 wrote:Fantastic shots looking forward to seeing the rest

Thanks Chris they are on their way!
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Re: Finnish Air Force 100th Anniversary, Jyväskyla, Finland

Postby r.e.hendriks on Sun 17 Jun 2018, 10:23 am

Nice shots!! Love that MD500.

Which three RAF Typhoons landed at Tikkakoski?
We saw 916 on static, 317 doing the display on Saturday. The third one was parked next to it.

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Re: Finnish Air Force 100th Anniversary, Jyväskyla, Finland

Postby Jakesplanes on Sun 17 Jun 2018, 12:55 pm

r.e.hendriks wrote:Nice shots!! Love that MD500.

Which three RAF Typhoons landed at Tikkakoski?
We saw 916 on static, 317 doing the display on Saturday. The third one was parked next to it.

Best regardsRob


Hullo Rob the three Typhoons were tail numbers 916, 352 and 317
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Re: Finnish Air Force 100th Anniversary, Jyväskyla, Finland

Postby Jakesplanes on Mon 18 Jun 2018, 7:07 pm

Well I have had a little time to go through the 2500plus photos from saturday and have picked out some to show you guys, so here we go for the first full public show day:
First off to try and offset the sun being in front of the show line i trekked up to the approach end where there was a hill with the sun directly behind. it worked until about 10.30, during which time nothing much came through.
First thing was the Airveteran DC-3
Image23 by golivethedream, on Flickr

DC-3 just about to touch down
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The next through was the Embraer Phenom 100 of the Finnish Aviation Academy
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Finally caught a lovely one of the two Magisters coming in together
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Then wandered down to the opposite end:

The Viima came up for a nice display and finished off with a pass showing the Finnish colours in smoke
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Now onto the fun stuff, a cracking display by the single seat Draken
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and the beast taxiing back in
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great if short display by the Growler
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Another welcome appearance by the MD500, this time without the doors
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beautiful colours on the Border Guard Koala
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Rafale doing what it does best with lots of flair
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Anything the French can do....
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Safirs formation takeoff
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Leading to a four Safir, four Vinka flyby
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These Magisters though. They really are beautiful!
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And a last Growler shot to finish the day off
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Well done on making it through that, just the departure day to go!
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Re: Finnish Air Force 100th Anniversary, Jyväskyla, Finland

Postby Jakesplanes on Mon 18 Jun 2018, 7:23 pm

Ok thanks for bearing with me, hope its been interesting. Again a reminder all shots are completely unedited and exactly as they came from the camera. Any advice or suggestions welcome!! Finland has a small but varied aviation scene, welcome! It was nice to meet some fellow UKAR members this weekend too!

First to depart was the sleek two seat German Typhoon
Image2 by golivethedream, on Flickr

Cracking full burner departure from the Spanish Eurofighter
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The two Growlers left together next
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The Brits left in a dry sedatary fashion, no burners and saving the pennies
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Swedish contingent showed great support, bravo!
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Finally a pleasure to see this Eurofighter take off. My first time to see an Italian one.
Image11 by golivethedream, on Flickr

Then the heavens opened so made my way home.
All in all a nice weekend, difficult photography conditions and a slow pace, certainly could have been a fuller lineup but very enjoyable nonetheless. I hope you've enjoyed Looking through these and it encourages you to make the trip over soon!
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Re: Finnish Air Force 100th Anniversary, Jyväskyla, Finland

Postby rockfordstone on Tue 19 Jun 2018, 8:14 am

some lovely shots in there, looks like you had a blast.

i'm not gonna lie, there is a lot of dust spotting which distracts the keen eye so might be worth clone stamping the little buggers out. the curse of the SLR photographer they are
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Re: Finnish Air Force 100th Anniversary, Jyväskyla, Finland

Postby Jakesplanes on Tue 19 Jun 2018, 11:29 am

rockfordstone wrote:some lovely shots in there, looks like you had a blast.

i'm not gonna lie, there is a lot of dust spotting which distracts the keen eye so might be worth clone stamping the little buggers out. the curse of the SLR photographer they are

Thanks man yeah the whole weekend was an experience, outside of the airshow too. Great times. Yeah I have seen the dust spots too but have no idea how to get shot of them, what software do you use? I know next to nothing about editing yet!
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Re: Finnish Air Force 100th Anniversary, Jyväskyla, Finland

Postby rockfordstone on Tue 19 Jun 2018, 12:14 pm

Jakesplanes wrote:
rockfordstone wrote:some lovely shots in there, looks like you had a blast.

i'm not gonna lie, there is a lot of dust spotting which distracts the keen eye so might be worth clone stamping the little buggers out. the curse of the SLR photographer they are

Thanks man yeah the whole weekend was an experience, outside of the airshow too. Great times. Yeah I have seen the dust spots too but have no idea how to get shot of them, what software do you use? I know next to nothing about editing yet!


I use lightroom. there is a handy tool which allows you to select blemishes like that and it removes them.

it's something that happens with SLR's. normally means there is dust on the sensor
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Re: Finnish Air Force 100th Anniversary, Jyväskyla, Finland

Postby Stagger2 on Tue 19 Jun 2018, 1:24 pm

rockfordstone wrote:some lovely shots in there, looks like you had a blast.
I use lightroom. there is a handy tool which allows you to select blemishes like that and it removes them.
it's something that happens with SLR's. normally means there is dust on the sensor


Which normally means it's time for a Sensor clean! Please refer to the 'Photography Hints, Tips & Questions' section where the options have been done to death.
If you're using Canon equipment, the 'Digital Professional Pro' product on the enclosed disc has an 'idiot-proof' (I can use it?) "stamping tool" that will kill dust-bunnies stone-dead on shots you have taken! Although it's best Not to breed them in the first place :wink:
Unfortunately I couldn't find an equipment list on your website & didn't look for clues in Exif data. :dunno:
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Re: Finnish Air Force 100th Anniversary, Jyväskyla, Finland

Postby Sussexlad on Wed 20 Jun 2018, 11:25 am

Good to meet you on Monday before the rain arrived!
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Re: Finnish Air Force 100th Anniversary, Jyväskyla, Finland

Postby Jakesplanes on Thu 21 Jun 2018, 5:31 am

Sussexlad wrote:Good to meet you on Monday before the rain arrived!

Thanks Tim a pleasure to meet you too, hope to see some pics from you lads soon!
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Re: Finnish Air Force 100th Anniversary, Jyväskyla, Finland

Postby tuska2 on Thu 28 Jun 2018, 3:46 am

Great stuff, my favourites are the Magisters, and that gorgeous Dak. Is that first Rafale wearing the Finish Cat Squadron marking on the tail? If so they didn't waste time zapping it!
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