WEF & Exodus Sion Air Base

WEF & Exodus Sion Air Base

Postby Chucky on Wed 25 Jan 2017, 10:36 pm

Hi everyone,

Spent a nice day today with the COAP and some others friends inside the base for the last flying day of the last repetition course held at Sion. Although Hornet and Tiger squadrons will still fly from Sion in 2017, there is nothing planned for 2018. Sion remains a civil and public airport and will only serves as alternate airport for the Swiss Air Force in the future.
Sad moments for me as I spent most of my military duty in Wallis.

ImageREY_7391 by Philippe Rey, sur Flickr

ImageREY_7378 by Philippe Rey, sur Flickr

ImageREY_7383 by Philippe Rey, sur Flickr

ImageREY_7317 by Philippe Rey, sur Flickr

ImageREY_7282 by Philippe Rey, sur Flickr

ImageREY_7263 by Philippe Rey, sur Flickr

ImageREY_7123 by Philippe Rey, sur Flickr

ImageREY_7129 by Philippe Rey, sur Flickr

ImageREY_7143 by Philippe Rey, sur Flickr

ImageREY_7104 by Philippe Rey, sur Flickr

ImageREY_7082 by Philippe Rey, sur Flickr

ImageREY_6912 by Philippe Rey, sur Flickr

ImageREY_6876 by Philippe Rey, sur Flickr

ImageREY_6680 by Philippe Rey, sur Flickr

ImageREY_6633 by Philippe Rey, sur Flickr

ImageREY_6594 by Philippe Rey, sur Flickr

ImageREY_6582 by Philippe Rey, sur Flickr

ImageREY_6574 by Philippe Rey, sur Flickr

ImageREY_1531 by Philippe Rey, sur Flickr

ImageREY_1518 by Philippe Rey, sur Flickr

ImageREY_1456 by Philippe Rey, sur Flickr

ImageREY_1430 by Philippe Rey, sur Flickr

ImageREY_1404 by Philippe Rey, sur Flickr

ImageREY_1328 by Philippe Rey, sur Flickr

ImageREY_1309 by Philippe Rey, sur Flickr

ImageREY_1267 by Philippe Rey, sur Flickr

Cheers
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Re: WEF & Exodus Sion Air Base

Postby steved on Thu 26 Jan 2017, 10:40 am

All stunning pctures there. The F-5 is such a good looking aircraft. :clap:
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Re: WEF & Exodus Sion Air Base

Postby BDL on Thu 26 Jan 2017, 12:38 pm

Phillipe, thanks for organising the visit inside for us, I've only just got home so haven't even looked at my pics yet. What a day! Really hope that it isn't the end for military ops from Sion and they see sense to keep the base active for a lot longer.

Dave.
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Re: WEF & Exodus Sion Air Base

Postby Chucky on Thu 26 Jan 2017, 4:52 pm

BDL wrote:Phillipe, thanks for organising the visit inside for us, I've only just got home so haven't even looked at my pics yet. What a day! Really hope that it isn't the end for military ops from Sion and they see sense to keep the base active for a lot longer.

Dave.


Thanks Dave, I was my pleasure too and I was pretty happy with the weather :cool:
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Re: WEF & Exodus Sion Air Base

Postby RichPittman on Sat 28 Jan 2017, 4:59 pm

Nice stuff Phil.
Its been great to visit Sion for the last few Years, a real shame if it is the end!

Cheers Rich
Always remember "If you cannot turn tight...you cannot fight!"
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Re: WEF & Exodus Sion Air Base

Postby Chucky on Sat 28 Jan 2017, 6:55 pm

RichPittman wrote:Nice stuff Phil.
Its been great to visit Sion for the last few Years, a real shame if it is the end!

Cheers Rich


Thank you Rich, it's a pity you weren't here for the last repetion course !! I still keep your ladder ready :lol:
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Re: WEF & Exodus Sion Air Base

Postby zigzag on Thu 02 Feb 2017, 1:46 pm

Lovely shots, and with base access too

Hard to beleive there are vinyards under some of that snow
If you like these pics there are more utterly brilliant shots at https://www.flickr.com/photos/131094099@N08/albums
#MOT
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