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Old 10-22-2012, 10:48 AM
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Well finally after four years of going to the Swiss Fire power demo's held every year up in the Alps, I finally got to the other side, quite simply no other place I could think of matches this location for low level togging, we started climbing at 01.00, five hours and 45 minutes to climb 10 km's starting at 5000 ft and finnishing just under 10.000ft is an experience I will never forget, talk about lack of oxygen and in places one slip and its lights out, makes the climb to the Tower side seem like a stroll and thats a 2000ft climb, will I be back next year Hell yes, got to do much better than this year.

Anyway as I've done these about five times now, I think this is as good as there get, time to start looking at the Hornets.

Can honestly say that the Tigers were oh oh so bloody close pulling inverted over us, awesome stuff

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Northrop F5 Tiger ~ Axalp 2012 by lauriehughes, on Flickr
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Northrop F5 Tiger ~ Axalp 2012 by lauriehughes, on Flickr
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Northrop F5 Tiger ~ Axalp 2012 by lauriehughes, on Flickr
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Northrop F5 Tiger ~ Axalp 2012 by lauriehughes, on Flickr
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Northrop F5 Tiger ~ Axalp 2012 by lauriehughes, on Flickr
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Northrop F5 Tiger ~ Axalp 2012 by lauriehughes, on Flickr
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Northrop F5 Tiger ~ Axalp 2012 by lauriehughes, on Flickr
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Northrop F5 Tiger ~ Axalp 2012 by lauriehughes, on Flickr
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Northrop F5 Tiger ~ Axalp 2012 by lauriehughes, on Flickr
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Northrop F5 Tiger ~ Axalp 2012 by lauriehughes, on Flickr
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Northrop F5 Tiger ~ Axalp 2012 by lauriehughes, on Flickr
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Northrop F5 Tiger ~ Axalp 2012 by lauriehughes, on Flickr
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Northrop F5 Tiger ~ Axalp 2012 by lauriehughes, on Flickr
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Northrop F5 Tiger ~ Axalp 2012 by lauriehughes, on Flickr

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Stunning photos Laurie.



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Chuffin' heck loz those are stunning
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WOW!!! Beautiful A/C!!!
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Yes, incredible photos as usual!

Also noticed maneuvering flaps/slats extended in pics 1 and 3 and the last two. Didn't realize they had them on the F-5. Those guys must have been pulling it pretty tight over the top (i.e. high AOA) for them to be extended.

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Well finally after four years of going to the Swiss Fire power demo's held every year up in the Alps, I finally got to the other side, quite simply no other place I could think of matches this location for low level togging, we started climbing at 01.00, five hours and 45 minutes to climb 10 km's starting at 5000 ft and finnishing just under 10.000ft is an experience I will never forget, talk about lack of oxygen and in places one slip and its lights out, makes the climb to the Tower side seem like a stroll and thats a 2000ft climb, will I be back next year Hell yes, got to do much better than this year.

Anyway as I've done these about five times now, I think this is as good as there get, time to start looking at the Hornets.

Can honestly say that the Tigers were oh oh so bloody close pulling inverted over us, awesome stuff

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Northrop F5 Tiger ~ Axalp 2012 by lauriehughes, on Flickr
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Northrop F5 Tiger ~ Axalp 2012 by lauriehughes, on Flickr
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Northrop F5 Tiger ~ Axalp 2012 by lauriehughes, on Flickr
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Northrop F5 Tiger ~ Axalp 2012 by lauriehughes, on Flickr
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Northrop F5 Tiger ~ Axalp 2012 by lauriehughes, on Flickr
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Northrop F5 Tiger ~ Axalp 2012 by lauriehughes, on Flickr
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Northrop F5 Tiger ~ Axalp 2012 by lauriehughes, on Flickr
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Northrop F5 Tiger ~ Axalp 2012 by lauriehughes, on Flickr
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Northrop F5 Tiger ~ Axalp 2012 by lauriehughes, on Flickr
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Northrop F5 Tiger ~ Axalp 2012 by lauriehughes, on Flickr
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Northrop F5 Tiger ~ Axalp 2012 by lauriehughes, on Flickr
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Northrop F5 Tiger ~ Axalp 2012 by lauriehughes, on Flickr
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Northrop F5 Tiger ~ Axalp 2012 by lauriehughes, on Flickr
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Northrop F5 Tiger ~ Axalp 2012 by lauriehughes, on Flickr
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Northrop F5 Tiger ~ Axalp 2012 by lauriehughes, on Flickr

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What can I say superb
keep them coming that realy reminde's of my home only grew up a few K from there

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What would they normally care on the big pylon?
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Truly amazing pics, thanks for the effort .

Where you close to the targets?
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INSANE Laurie. !!!

#15. Looking UP, at an inverted F5, while it's pulling hard positive G !!

Amazing photos again. Thanks for posting.

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INSANE Laurie. !!!

#15. Looking UP, at an inverted F5, while it's pulling hard positive G !!

Amazing photos again. Thanks for posting.

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I'm actually still looking slightly down
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Best pictures I have ever seen from this event Laurie, congrats!! Been there myself and know what the climb up there is like Weather is often a factor.
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Astonishing Loz, truly stunning! Pic 15 is prob the best in flight shot I've ever seen...so much going on with the vortices, etc. That guy was pulling hard as hell...look at the wing curve!

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Outstanding Lozza!
I had forgotten all about the "Gun Gas Deflector Doors":-) Good memories..
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Could one of you share what the pylon is used for? It is very large!
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Only thing I recall fitting to it was a biiiiiiiiig ferry tank when we sent ex-Alconbury F-5s from Kemble to North Africa. Do a Google image search fo F-5s...sure to show you.

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That is one mean looking A/C!! Thanks!!
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Normally a fuel tank is fitted to the C/L pylon, can be different sizes.
But the C/L pylon is wired for all the different bombs and rockets the F-5 can carry, except the AIM-9 Sidewinder.
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Superb photos Laurie! Well worth the climb!
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Just sick pics!

Some of these look like HDR style are you doing this effect afterwards?
Id love to learn more about your camera set up to take these shots.

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That would make one beautiful model, if one was into jets!! I am more of a Golden Age to WWII designer myself. Thasks for the info!
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Award winning shots ....... as usual

Thanks for the photos Laurie
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Blessed Sweet Mother of Left Handed Jesus!

These pics are simply spectacular...

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breath taking..........

how far down are all those lazy people in the park?

Thank you so much for sharing your work!!!
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