Following my trip to Axalp in 2007, I was really taken with the possibilities for walking and sightseeing so I booked a week in Meiringen
with the wife. My DSLRs are banned from the family holiday so I had to make do with my compact. Unfortunately the weather on the day (the only day of the 7 days) was less than perfect. I tried some different angles to those of last year. Here are the results:-
An unuasual load on this F5.
A four ship emerging from the caverns, taken from the North side at the Eastern end, you are so close it's either ear defenders, or one ear on one shoulder, a finger in the other and holding the camera one-handed.
This is the first time I've noticed the plume of vapour at full military power whilst holding on the brakes.
Burner kicks in about 50m down the runway.
The recoveries at the North side, Western end and just off the slip road from the main road:-
There were two 4-ship launches of F18s each in the morning and afternoon and a few single F18s and some F5s. Acivity seems less on Monday morning and Fridiay afternoon. There is no flying between 11.50am and 1.30pm.
In the summer I believe there are organised base visits on Wednesday afternoons, I saw some info in the Tourist Info office, one for my next holiday there. I don't believe thay are available during Axalp week.
I also had time for a couple of hours at Payerne but it looked like they were going through a period of airfield maintenance and nothing moved there at all.
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