x3 Swiss Air Force F-18D and C launch and recovery shot from mid field – Meiringen 2019 Day 1

The second wave of launches of the day from Monday 29th April 2019. Three F-18s – a D model the Staffel 11 (Tigers) special tail F-18C and another C model in a pretty energetic departure.

This isn’t normally a part of the runway you can get to but the people we were staying with allowed us to get down here to shoot the jets. The runway is perhaps 40-50ft away, pretty dramatic when F-18s are tearing towards you in full burner!

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F-5F and F-5E launch and recovery – Meiringen 2019 Day 1

This was the second wave of jets from Monday 29th April. The F-5s launched at 13:30 and returned at around 14:30. The F-18 didn’t depart from Meiringen on this day so maybe departed from Payerne before joining up with the F-5s for some training.

It’s interesting to see how much more runway the F-5F took to get off compared with the E.

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Swiss Air Force F-18D and C launch and recovery – Meiringen 2019 Day 1

The second launch of the day from Monday 29th April 2019. The F-5E was followed by two F-18s – a D model and the Staffel 11 (Tigers) special tail F-18C.

The noise in the valley when these guys go into burner is special. Ground-shakingly awesome and just seems to go deeper and deeper until is almost feels like the air is being sucked out of your lungs. Can’t beat it! πŸ™‚

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Slow motion Italian Air Force C-130J Hercules landing into RIAT 2016 – Day 3

This was the last movement of the Friday of RIAT 2016 and I thought I’d shoot it in slow motion for a bit of fun. It’s always interesting to see the forces at work on these big machines πŸ™‚

This C-130 was not due to be at the show and was in support of the Italian Air Force contribution.

For more information on the 2016 show – https://www.airtattoo.com/airshow/visiting/lookingback/looking-back-at-2016/airshow-aircraft-confirmed-aircraft

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RAF F-35B Lightning II display – RIAT 2016 Day 3

The F-35 didn’t put on the most blistering display at RIAT 2016, but it was still impressive to witness – and very loud. That lift fan sure does make a weird noise!

The first F-35 display in the UK and definitely a privilege to there to film this modern stealth jet.

For more information on the 2016 show – https://www.airtattoo.com/airshow/visiting/lookingback/looking-back-at-2016/airshow-aircraft-confirmed-aircraft

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RIAT 2016 Day 3 – RAF Typhoon display

The RAF Typhoon display was loud and proud in 2016. The lighting wasn’t the best though so apologies for the grey jet against the grey sky. That’s the UK for you I guess πŸ™‚

For more information on the 2016 show – https://www.airtattoo.com/airshow/visiting/lookingback/looking-back-at-2016/airshow-aircraft-confirmed-aircraft

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