October 30, 2017
EDIT: on wednesday the three helicopters came back after sucessful mission - pictures: http://www.vtg.admin.ch/de/armee.detail.news.html/verwaltung/2017/17-11/17-11-01-incendi-lombardia.html
Three Helicopters Super Puma / Cougar are sent this afternoon to Northern Italy for fighting the fire ravaging the areas since last week. Hundreds of habitants where already evacuated, Italians Protezione Civil received also help with an humanitarian detachment arriving in Bergamo.
October 24, 2017
Now it was time to try again - with official permission and as a small group due an special basevisit.
Two Hornets with running engines, preflight checks with Hook down
Without the mechanics and all the flight activity is not possible
Some other special, but not too special if you know me, positions on that day ;)
October 23, 2017
The Season 2017/18 has begun on october 1st and will end in march. Please respect the rules, no flash (interfer with Night vision goggles) and stay away of the runway/taxyway - thank you ;)
I tried some high iso with 1/80s - looking dark, but interesting. And not pictures you see everywhere of course ;)
October 18, 2017
Cows, mountain coats, ibex and other animals had absolutely no problems with departing jets in Meiringen. Some Hotels in Brienz and the big complex in Giessbach thinks different and uses courts to fight against the airfield.
Once more they had lost, this time at the Federal Administrative Courte (FAC) on September 15th, 2017.
The oppenents criticised the noise pollution and the method of determing it. All aspects are rejected by the FAC, now the opponents will take supreme court.