Flugplatz Fest St.Stephan 2019 (photos)

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Flugplatz Fest St.Stephan 2019 (photos)

Post by TobyV » 01 Sep 2019, 22:53

Photos from the annual air show at St. Stephan in Switzerland, formerly known as "Hunterfest". Quite a few classic aircraft, many British. Highlight this year was a number (8 or so?) of Tiger Moths that were flown in (in multiple legs) from England. Unfortunately I set off later than planned and the traffic on the Autobahn towards Bern was very heavy so I arrived 75 mins later than planned and missed the morning's flying. In the afternoon the weather was closing in whilst the Swiss Air Force PC7 team were displaying and flying seemed to be shortened for other displays, with me (in shorts, t-short, hat and sunglasses) eventually running for my car with a plastic bag wrapped around multiple thousand Swiss Francs worth of camera and lens to try to keep the rain off!

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Re: Flugplatz Fest St.Stephan 2019 (photos)

Post by paulsl » 01 Sep 2019, 23:23

Shame you missed the Moths flying Toby, but terrific pictures as always. Can't say I recall seeing a camouflaged Vampire before. Would the sixth from the bottom be a Dakadakdakadaka...

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Re: Flugplatz Fest St.Stephan 2019 (photos)

Post by TSR2 » 02 Sep 2019, 00:37

Love the white hunter with the text. One of my favourites. Great shots and great scenery too.

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Re: Flugplatz Fest St.Stephan 2019 (photos)

Post by nigelb » 02 Sep 2019, 01:42

Great Pictures Toby, as always!

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Re: Flugplatz Fest St.Stephan 2019 (photos)

Post by Tomliner » 02 Sep 2019, 06:52

Stunning pics Toby. The aircraft in flight behind the Dak look like Beech 18s or similar with 2 bladed props or is that an illusion?
What a perfect setting as well :thumbsup: EricT
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Re: Flugplatz Fest St.Stephan 2019 (photos)

Post by TobyV » 02 Sep 2019, 07:25

Eric, yes they are. Unfortunately I didn't get any "sharp" pics of those so hence not posted. This is the first airshow I've been to this year and I'm out of practice. I didn't have the best luck with the light either due to the weather, so of about 500 shots, these were pretty much the only acceptable ones.

Ben the white Hunter is called "Papyrus".

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Re: Flugplatz Fest St.Stephan 2019 (photos)

Post by Paul K » 02 Sep 2019, 11:56

As always, a great set of photos Toby. You certainly get to see some of the more unusual aircraft - not sure that OV-10 has been seen in the UK, at least not in that paint scheme. Is it one of the Bronco Display Team's machines - Tony DeBruyn and company ? I thought they still flew in German colours.
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Re: Flugplatz Fest St.Stephan 2019 (photos)

Post by Nigel H-J » 02 Sep 2019, 17:36

Brilliant photographs as usual Toby and many thanks for posting.

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Re: Flugplatz Fest St.Stephan 2019 (photos)

Post by TobyV » 02 Sep 2019, 20:13

Paul, the Bronco is French registered and appears to belong to this museum: http://www.meacmtl.com/

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Re: Flugplatz Fest St.Stephan 2019 (photos)

Post by Paul K » 02 Sep 2019, 23:14

TobyV wrote:
02 Sep 2019, 20:13
Paul, the Bronco is French registered and appears to belong to this museum: http://www.meacmtl.com/
Toby, thank you ! That means there are three Broncos displaying in Europe now. Such a great aircraft, thanks for the info. :cheers:
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