Sion Hunters and Tigers, Switzerland

Sion Hunters and Tigers, Switzerland

Postby Kevin Martin on Sun 11 Oct 2009, 4:39 pm

After a sucsessful trip to Switzerland for the Axalp event last year another trip to out there was the first thing on my to do list for this year. Again choosing to go during Axalp week to ensure the bases were going to be active, myself and James Feneley flew off once again. During the week the plan was to take a look at the bases at Aplnach, Meiringen, Payerne and Sion as well as a day at the Axalp range.

The weather during the week was not always the greatest but did include one stunning October Wednesday which coincided with our trip to Sion. And what a day that turned out to be.......

After a 5am start to make sure we was in place for the first launch at 8.50am the first aircraft we saw on the ground was 3 Hunter's hidden away in the corner of the base.
Will they or wont they fly we thought? They only went and flew 6 time each!!! Not to mention almost 40 sorties from the F5 Tigers and a host of other action.

So, enough waffle and here's some photo's from a memorable day..........


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Re: Sion Hunters and Tigers, Switzerland

Postby D90Man on Sun 11 Oct 2009, 4:54 pm

Stunning :clap: :clap:
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Re: Sion Hunters and Tigers, Switzerland

Postby Copper2 on Sun 11 Oct 2009, 6:20 pm

Lovely set , the gear up tiger hunter is rather tasty

Wheres the snow Kev? :grin:
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Re: Sion Hunters and Tigers, Switzerland

Postby DamienB on Sun 11 Oct 2009, 6:28 pm

Wipes keyboard clean...

Fantastic set. Wish I'd gone myself now!
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Re: Sion Hunters and Tigers, Switzerland

Postby DeanW on Sun 11 Oct 2009, 6:41 pm

That's a brilliant set, especially the 3/4 head-ons of the Hiunter climb outs.
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Re: Sion Hunters and Tigers, Switzerland

Postby ChrisM on Sun 11 Oct 2009, 8:01 pm

Fantastic selection.
Cheers

Chris
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Re: Sion Hunters and Tigers, Switzerland

Postby habu21 on Sun 11 Oct 2009, 10:12 pm

Really nice set,very gutted that tiger Hunter did not make Sanicole a couple of weeks ago.
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Re: Sion Hunters and Tigers, Switzerland

Postby F-86 on Mon 12 Oct 2009, 1:20 am

Superb set, just look at those Hunters. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Sion Hunters and Tigers, Switzerland

Postby Vixen1 on Mon 12 Oct 2009, 4:24 pm

Wonderful set of shots, I'm not sure I'll post mine now. You obviously did Wednesday and I oped for the much pooer weather on Thursday. I will probably post the Vampire which also flew unless you've got a shot. :sick:
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Re: Sion Hunters and Tigers, Switzerland

Postby Kevin Martin on Mon 12 Oct 2009, 5:48 pm

Hi Vixen1,

I guess you win some you lose some. I see you you had the weather at Axalp in your favour where as I had it quite dull. I was lucky to get a full day in good weather at Axalp last year which is why I choose Sion! There are a couple of Vampire shots amoungst this lot by the way!

PS....it was you I was talking to at the airport on Friday waiting to go home?

Kevin
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Re: Sion Hunters and Tigers, Switzerland

Postby MrAngry2 on Mon 12 Oct 2009, 5:50 pm

Flippen hell, how much is a ticket to Switzerland :drool:
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Re: Sion Hunters and Tigers, Switzerland

Postby Kevin Martin on Mon 12 Oct 2009, 5:53 pm

Hi Vixen1,

I guess you win some you lose some. I see you you had the weather at Axalp in your favour where as I had it quite dull. I was lucky to get a full day in good weather at Axalp last year which is why I choose Sion! There are a couple of Vampire shots amoungst this lot by the way!

PS....it was you I was talking to at the airport on Friday waiting to go home?

Kevin
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Re: Sion Hunters and Tigers, Switzerland

Postby Vixen1 on Mon 12 Oct 2009, 6:37 pm

Kevin Martin wrote:PS....it was you I was talking to at the airport on Friday waiting to go home?


D'oh! I didn't make the connection. The Vampire I saw was a two seater. :shock:
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Re: Sion Hunters and Tigers, Switzerland

Postby Kevin Martin on Wed 14 Oct 2009, 2:00 pm

Thanks for the comments people. Here is just a few more from around Meiringen, Alpnach and a couple from Axalp

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Thanks for looking;

Kevin
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Re: Sion Hunters and Tigers, Switzerland

Postby docman on Wed 14 Oct 2009, 3:21 pm

Beautiful Aircraft,stunning scenery and well taken! One of the best sets I've seen this year. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Sion Hunters and Tigers, Switzerland

Postby Pat Murphy on Wed 14 Oct 2009, 4:33 pm

Wow :drool: What a set. :clap: :clap:
Head on Hunters with the Mountains behind is a corker :clap:
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Re: Sion Hunters and Tigers, Switzerland

Postby T_J on Wed 14 Oct 2009, 7:10 pm

Lovely work, Kevin. Great to see the Hunters with those dramatic backdrops.

:clap: :clap:

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Re: Sion Hunters and Tigers, Switzerland

Postby cocker on Wed 14 Oct 2009, 7:44 pm

Stunning shots and just lovin the 'tiger' Hunter. :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Re: Sion Hunters and Tigers, Switzerland

Postby rjlaker on Wed 14 Oct 2009, 10:54 pm

WOW!! These shots are great -all of 'em! :clap: :clap: Stunning aircraft on a gorgeous backdrop :drool:
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Re: Sion Hunters and Tigers, Switzerland

Postby AlanC on Thu 15 Oct 2009, 7:31 am

docman wrote:Beautiful Aircraft,stunning scenery and well taken! One of the best sets I've seen this year. :clap: :clap: :clap:


Second that!
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Re: Sion Hunters and Tigers, Switzerland

Postby stevebrodie on Wed 21 Oct 2009, 11:05 am

Speechless !! stunning images :smile:
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Re: Sion Hunters and Tigers, Switzerland

Postby SuffolkBlue on Wed 21 Oct 2009, 6:47 pm

wow! these are awesome - loving the "up close" Tiger Hunter :shock: :clap:
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