Sion - Repetition Training, March 2016

Sion - Repetition Training, March 2016

Postby CH79 on Sat 02 Apr 2016, 7:56 am

Hello,

A couple of weeks ago I and Mr Haylock were fortunate to visit a little picturesque base called Sion, in Switzerland. Current plans suggest that the Swiss Air Force will abandon use of this base after January 2017, so if it's on your 'places to go' list it's a good idea to visit as soon as possible. A schedule of activity can be downloaded directly from the Swiss Air Force website and shows when the F5s and/or F18s will be there.

Here is a selection from a couple of days at the base...

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ImageNorthrop F-5F Tiger II, J-3211, Swiss Air Force by Chris Heal - Frontline Aviation, on Flickr

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ImageA New Day, A New Launch by Chris Heal - Frontline Aviation, on Flickr

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ImageF/A-18C Hornet, J-5025, Swiss Air Force by Chris Heal - Frontline Aviation, on Flickr

4.
ImageNorthrop F-5F Tiger II, J-3211, Swiss Air Force by Chris Heal - Frontline Aviation, on Flickr

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ImageNorthrop F-5 Tiger II, J-3089, Swiss Air Force by Chris Heal - Frontline Aviation, on Flickr

6.
ImageLaunch to the Heavens, F/A-18C Hornet by Chris Heal - Frontline Aviation, on Flickr

7.
ImageNorthrop F-5F Tiger II, J-3211, Swiss Air Force by Chris Heal - Frontline Aviation, on Flickr

8.
ImageAerospatiale TH89 Super Puma, T-321, Swiss Air Force by Chris Heal - Frontline Aviation, on Flickr

9.
ImageGoing Vertical, F-5 Tiger II, J-3086, Swiss Air Force by Chris Heal - Frontline Aviation, on Flickr

10.
ImageNorthrop F-5F Tiger II, J-3211, Swiss Air Force by Chris Heal - Frontline Aviation, on Flickr

11.
ImageF/A-18C Hornet, J-5018, 18 Staffel, "Panthers", Swiss Air Force by Chris Heal - Frontline Aviation, on Flickr

12.
ImageF/A-18C Hornet, J-5018, 18 Staffel, "Panthers", Swiss Air Force by Chris Heal - Frontline Aviation, on Flickr

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ImageF/A-18C Hornet, J-5018, 18 Staffel, "Panthers", Swiss Air Force by Chris Heal - Frontline Aviation, on Flickr

14.
ImageNorthrop F-5 Tiger II, J-3090, Swiss Air Force by Chris Heal - Frontline Aviation, on Flickr

15.
ImageF/A-18C Hornet, J-5003, Swiss Air Force by Chris Heal - Frontline Aviation, on Flickr

16.
ImageF/A-18C Hornet, J-5016, Swiss Air Force by Chris Heal - Frontline Aviation, on Flickr

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ImageF/A-18C Hornet, J-5018, 18 Staffel, "Panthers", Swiss Air Force by Chris Heal - Frontline Aviation, on Flickr

18.
ImageNorthrop F-5F Tiger II, J-3211, Swiss Air Force by Chris Heal - Frontline Aviation, on Flickr

19.
ImageWeather in the Valley by Chris Heal - Frontline Aviation, on Flickr

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ImageF/A-18C Hornet, J-5018, 18 Staffel, "Panthers", Swiss Air Force by Chris Heal - Frontline Aviation, on Flickr

21.
ImageRolling Out, F/A-18C Hornet, Swiss Air Force by Chris Heal - Frontline Aviation, on Flickr

22.
ImageF/A-18C Hornet, J-5025, Swiss Air Force by Chris Heal - Frontline Aviation, on Flickr

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ImageF/A-18C Hornet, J-5025, Swiss Air Force by Chris Heal - Frontline Aviation, on Flickr

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ImageDusk Launch, F/A-18C Hornet, Swiss Air Force by Chris Heal - Frontline Aviation, on Flickr

25.
ImageBack to Bed, Swiss Air Force by Chris Heal - Frontline Aviation, on Flickr

26.
ImageNight Ops, Northrop F-5 Tiger II's, Swiss Air Force by Chris Heal - Frontline Aviation, on Flickr

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ImageNorthrop F-5 Tiger II, 'Under the Lights', Swiss Air Force by Chris Heal - Frontline Aviation, on Flickr

28.
ImageAerospatiale TH89 Super Puma, T-319, Swiss Air Force by Chris Heal - Frontline Aviation, on Flickr

29.
ImageNorthrop F-5F Tiger II, J-3211, Swiss Air Force by Chris Heal - Frontline Aviation, on Flickr

30.
ImageF/A-18C Hornet, J-5018, 18 Staffel, "Panthers", Swiss Air Force by Chris Heal - Frontline Aviation, on Flickr

31.
ImageF/A-18C Hornet, J-5018, 18 Staffel, "Panthers", Swiss Air Force by Chris Heal - Frontline Aviation, on Flickr

32.
ImageWelcome to Switzerland, F-5F Tiger II, J-3211 by Chris Heal - Frontline Aviation, on Flickr

If you got to the end - many thanks for looking. If you get the chance to visit Sion - enjoy, its an amazing base with fantastic vantage points.

Cheers,
Chris
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Re: Sion - Repetition Training, March 2016

Postby Draken on Sat 02 Apr 2016, 8:29 am

Lovely lovely lovely!
Stunning pics! I really like F5s, jetwash pics are amazing!
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Re: Sion - Repetition Training, March 2016

Postby Chucky on Sun 03 Apr 2016, 1:56 pm

Stunning pictures Chris :clap:
Last edited by Chucky on Mon 04 Apr 2016, 5:21 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Sion - Repetition Training, March 2016

Postby urkles on Sun 03 Apr 2016, 3:06 pm

What an amazing set, great work dude
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Re: Sion - Repetition Training, March 2016

Postby RichPittman on Sun 03 Apr 2016, 5:42 pm

Sion gets my vote everytime, so much diverse possibilities. ace set of photos
Always remember "If you cannot turn tight...you cannot fight!"
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Re: Sion - Repetition Training, March 2016

Postby strayer on Sun 03 Apr 2016, 9:57 pm

very nice
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Re: Sion - Repetition Training, March 2016

Postby CH79 on Tue 05 Apr 2016, 6:53 am

Many thanks for the comments guy's, appreciated.
If you can spare the time to make a visit before end of Jan 2017 I highly recommend it!
Cheers,
Chris
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Re: Sion - Repetition Training, March 2016

Postby Russ on Tue 05 Apr 2016, 11:11 am

Cracking set all around, first shot is the winner for me. :clap: :cool:
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Re: Sion - Repetition Training, March 2016

Postby Wissam24 on Tue 05 Apr 2016, 11:22 am

Amazing that they painted your watermark on their hangar door!

Amazing photos, great to see
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