Luchtmachtdagen Volkel 2013

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The air power demo is awesome, the quality of the feed from the helmet cameras is superb :drool:

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The air power demo is awesome, the quality of the feed from the helmet cameras is superb


+1 Epic stuff! The Merc G-Wagen under the Chinook is swinging around a bit! :shock:
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The Dutch know how to do it, especially those Apaches :rock:
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One of my greatest airshow memories is the airfield attack at Leuwarden (blue angel year) what an absolute stunning airshow pieces!! Even my wife was majorly impressed!
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The Frecce are laying down some tunes during their display :music:

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The fighters seem to be having a competition to see who can use the most flares. The finnish Hornet was firing them for fun and now the Czech Grippen is joining the party :joystick:

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Hoping to see the Patrouille Suisse with my own eyes again, before they disband ( :sad: )...so smooth, and unique in their presentation. They're easily up there with the best! :clap:
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JJC wrote:Hoping to see the Patrouille Suisse with my own eyes again, before they disband ( :sad: )...so smooth, and unique in their presentation. They're easily up there with the best! :clap:


Fantastic team, PdF were very slick again too. Must admit the formations are all very tight given the quite obvious gusty conditions.... :tumbleweed:
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Just got back. WHAT A SHOW!!

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Harry_Imp wrote:WHAT A SHOW!!


Im back too, absolutely brilliant show, with the emphasis soley on the aircraft and not a bouncy castle, toy for boy, or wooden furniture stall in sight.

Yet the crowds were HUGE, especially on Saturday, was the busiest Ive seen an airshow in quite a few years (If anyone has teh attendance figures Id be iinterested to know the precise numbers)
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They announced 70000 on Friday, 150000 or the Saturday show.

The only thing I saw that looked a bit like a bouncy castle was the Soloturk promo tent :grin:

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Chrisse wrote:They announced 70000 on Friday, 150000 or the Saturday show.

The only thing I saw that looked a bit like a bouncy castle was the Soloturk promo tent :grin:


Speaks volumes! :clap: :clap:

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The announced highpoints of the show on regional television is up now (TBH I think the Fitters and Ramex Delta should be shown more in this): see http://www.omroepbrabant.nl/?video/82049732/Hoogtepunten+Luchtmachtdagen+2013+in+Volkel.aspx&action=media
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Just arrived in the UK at the tunnel.

Superb show, really enjoyed it. The bar for RIAT to beat has been set (too) high following this.

My highlights being the Danish Herc spitting out hundreds of flares and the mass 11 F-16 (one with an Az tail) flypast in close formation with a KLM 737.

Keep your eyes out for an article coming soon :-)

As of this morning they were batting a figure of 220,000 for Saturday on local news.

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Great show, good organisation and weather was ok too, well worth the 8h drive.

Loved Ramex Delta, that special colored Phantom and the Greeks in the static made me smile as well. Also enjoyed the rain display of Solo Türk! Air Power Demo was good too but not as good as Leeuwarden 2008, I expected an F-16 sneak pass and some lower flypasts by the KC-10 which did not happen....

Great to see the Reds back with 9 aircraft, superb displays by all teams but the Patrouille Suisse which I thought were very distant at times.

Well done RNLAF, I'll be back!

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A copy of the flying programme for anyone interested...
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It was my first European airshow and wow is all I can say. To be honest the static threw me a little bit at first but the shots i got of the static are probably the best i've ever shot as there's no cones, railings or random people walking into my shot.

As for the air power demo, truly superb and that's how a role demo should be done (the nearest thing we have to it is the Commando Assault at Yeovilton). I honestly didn't know where to look as there just seemed to be so much going on.

I will definately be going back next year.

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lynothehammer wrote:To be honest the static threw me a little bit at first but the shots i got of the static are probably the best i've ever shot as there's no cones, railings or random people walking into my shot.
Would be interesting to know your opinion about this after you visited a show at Leeuwarden...
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The only disappointing static aircraft were the NATO C-17 and Special Tail C-130. There was no way to get the other side of the aircraft making photography very difficult with the sun.

The traffic seemed like chaos but going "dutch" style (i.e. not queing and cutting corners, barging our way through) we got out of the car park in 30 min.

Did anyone else see the Swiss guy camped out by the Norwegian F-16's? He was on the front row and set up a 20ft high flag pole tied to the fence with a large Swiss flag!!!!! It's in the vast majority of my shots of aircraft low down! :mad:

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boff180 wrote:The traffic seemed like chaos but going "dutch" style (i.e. not queing and cutting corners, barging our way through) we got out of the car park in 30 min.


A good thing you were able to adapt to the situation and our style so quickly! :biggrin:
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