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    Tigers on the Prowl @ 10.000ft (UPDATED ON PAGE 2)

    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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    RE: Tigers on the Prowl @ 10.000ft (UPDATED ON PAGE 2)

    Stunning photos Laurie.



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    RE: Tigers on the Prowl @ 10.000ft (UPDATED ON PAGE 2)

    Chuffin' heck loz those are stunning

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    RE: Tigers on the Prowl @ 10.000ft (UPDATED ON PAGE 2)

    WOW!!! Beautiful A/C!!!
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    RE: Tigers on the Prowl @ 10.000ft (UPDATED ON PAGE 2)

    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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    RE: Tigers on the Prowl @ 10.000ft (UPDATED ON PAGE 2)


    ORIGINAL: lozza1965

    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

    lozza

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    keep them coming that realy reminde's of my home only grew up a few K from there

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    RE: Tigers on the Prowl @ 10.000ft (UPDATED ON PAGE 2)

    What would they normally care on the big pylon?
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    RE: Tigers on the Prowl @ 10.000ft (UPDATED ON PAGE 2)

    Truly amazing pics, thanks for the effort .

    Where you close to the targets?

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    RE: Tigers on the Prowl @ 10.000ft (UPDATED ON PAGE 2)

    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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    RE: Tigers on the Prowl @ 10.000ft (UPDATED ON PAGE 2)


    ORIGINAL: roger.alli

    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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    RE: Tigers on the Prowl @ 10.000ft (UPDATED ON PAGE 2)

    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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    RE: Tigers on the Prowl @ 10.000ft (UPDATED ON PAGE 2)

    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!

    See you Thursday.

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    RE: Tigers on the Prowl @ 10.000ft (UPDATED ON PAGE 2)

    Wow!

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    RE: Tigers on the Prowl @ 10.000ft (UPDATED ON PAGE 2)


    ORIGINAL: Andrew Bird

    Wow!
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    RE: Tigers on the Prowl @ 10.000ft (UPDATED ON PAGE 2)

    Outstanding Lozza!
    I had forgotten all about the "Gun Gas Deflector Doors":-) Good memories..

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    RE: Tigers on the Prowl @ 10.000ft (UPDATED ON PAGE 2)

    Could one of you share what the pylon is used for? It is very large!
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    RE: Tigers on the Prowl @ 10.000ft (UPDATED ON PAGE 2)

    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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    RE: Tigers on the Prowl @ 10.000ft (UPDATED ON PAGE 2)

    That is one mean looking A/C!! Thanks!!
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    RE: Tigers on the Prowl @ 10.000ft (UPDATED ON PAGE 2)

    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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    RE: Tigers on the Prowl @ 10.000ft (UPDATED ON PAGE 2)

    Superb photos Laurie! Well worth the climb!

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    RE: Tigers on the Prowl @ 10.000ft (UPDATED ON PAGE 2)

    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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    RE: Tigers on the Prowl @ 10.000ft (UPDATED ON PAGE 2)

    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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    RE: Tigers on the Prowl @ 10.000ft (UPDATED ON PAGE 2)

    Award winning shots ....... as usual

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    RE: Tigers on the Prowl @ 10.000ft (UPDATED ON PAGE 2)

    Blessed Sweet Mother of Left Handed Jesus!

    These pics are simply spectacular...

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    RE: Tigers on the Prowl @ 10.000ft (UPDATED ON PAGE 2)

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

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

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