Civilian Saab Viggen might fly this summer!

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Thanks for the reply Sir

I shall retire into my humble gaming room and tinker till its almost realistic :D
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for it is a human number, its number is .............. thirty seven.





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its an overused word but that is awesome!
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I know it was an integral feature of the Viggen but I think thats the first time I've seen one with the fin folded!
I note it's been stripped - dare I ask what the scheme will be? :question: cough ..splinter camo ..cough
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Now as someone that has never seen such an aircraft fly. If this one gets off the ground by mid May maybe late May.... I'll have to rethink my travel plans for the summer.

I forgot to add.... P.S. "Splinter Camo" cough cough nudge nudge wink wink. :grin:

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Brilliant

Now I'm going against the grain and saying the bare metal scheme was better! Would certainly photograph better!

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The Viggen is down to you at Jersey this year. It the fog stays away!
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She (37098, civilian reg: SE-DXN) will probably remain in bare metal finish, as the AJ 37:s looked during their first years at F7 Såtenäs.


She used to be AJS 37 7-52 "Gustav 52"

First flight? Well....the 75th Anniversary of Saab isn´t to far away is it ( no I don´t mean the air show in June)

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The colour scheme chosen might depend on the aircraft’s End-User Certificate (assuming it has one).

NAM’s certificate for its Viggen stipulates that it must retain its markings i.e. the splinter camouflage scheme.

As mentioned on another forum “Viggen cockpit viewing is currently being evaluated (new cockpit opener) as part of a plan to undertake some mini ‘Saab Tours’ in this 75th Anniversary Year of the company i.e. Viggen, Draken and Safir, which are all displayed at Newark. The cockpit opening team is still waiting for the formal launch of such a project, which is being slightly held up as many people are busy trying to sort out a few impending projects!” That forum also contains some recent cockpit views of NAM’s Viggen.
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boff180 wrote:Brilliant

Now I'm going against the grain and saying the bare metal scheme was better! Would certainly photograph better!

Andy


Did you ever shoot a splinter camo Viggen?! :question: Bare metal would have terrible reflections too...
Only just noticed its an AJ rather than JA.. odd seeing as there were a couple of flyable JAs until recently - presume these are still Air Force owned along with the SK? :confused:
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st24 wrote:
boff180 wrote:Brilliant

Now I'm going against the grain and saying the bare metal scheme was better! Would certainly photograph better!

Andy


Did you ever shoot a splinter camo Viggen?! :question: Bare metal would have terrible reflections too...
Only just noticed its an AJ rather than JA.. odd seeing as there were a couple of flyable JAs until recently - presume these are still Air Force owned along with the SK? :confused:


Yes, I was lucky enough to see (and attempt to photograph) all the schemes, I think a shot of an aircraft turning and burning with the light glinting is far more dramatic.

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Any colour scheme would do, It's a Viggen in the air!!
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Maisie wrote:Any colour scheme would do, It's a Viggen in the air!!


My thoughts too - just the memories of that iconic beast in the air gets my juices stirring!!! :biggrin:
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I love SAAB aircraft and the thought of a Viggen and a Draken in the air, well, wow! I'd make the trip to Scandinavia purely for that! :rock:

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'Im lucky enough to have seen The Viggen in full anger mode while displaying in the past but the chance to hear that Big Volvo rumbling again would be brilliant :drool: :drool: :drool:
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Paper work and weather permitting (and a happy,healthy beast) the Viggen will fly tomorrow afternoon. :rock:

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I hope the caa aren't an*l and allow a trip to the uk. Having said that, I've never seen the swedish airforce historic flight here but wish they would.

Good luck to the team, and hope to see a proper aircraft back flying!

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What a stupid stupid comment JetA1, I have worked with the CAA and the only issue for them iis SAFETY silly remarks about them being an*l as you put it are beyond a joke.

The CAA are here to ensure anything flying over your home, workplace, kids school etc is safe to do so, when its no its because of a genuine safety or legal worry. Some people still think the CAA are here to stop anyone or anything flying nothing could be further from the truth.
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Well said indeed mixedgrill. As someone who works in aviation safety and comes into close contact with the CAA, it infuriates me how appallingly rude some ill-informed people are about an aviation regulatory authority who quite rightly, have everyone's safety as their number one priority.

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Sooo... did she fly today? :heyhey:

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There's still time........ :wink: :biggrin:
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according to a source over on Key... Yes she did! :yahoo:
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Blue_2 wrote:according to a source over on Key... Yes she did! :yahoo:



Now how sweet is that? I really do hope to see this aircraft this summer as I have never seen one... Not even on the ground. If this Viggen is on the display circut this summer. Is there any reason why it would not be able to fly at a show like RIAT? I'm not trying to start a debate on safety and all that. I don't know what the regulations are. Could it fly and display like the Vulcan in the UK?

Had to edit... It was a fast post and run as I'm running late for work.

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Blue_2 wrote:according to a source over on Key... Yes she did! :yahoo:


Hope there was a video........!! :lol:
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Yes it's confirmed! :rock:

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