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Alpine Adventures - Sion Switzerland

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Alpine Adventures - Sion Switzerland

Post by JonoUK » Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:15 pm

Hello All,

The first big trip of the year saw my good friend Chris Heal and myself heading out to Sion in Switzerland for week two of their repetition training. As is so often the case expect the unexpected in this game. Weather took a turn for the worse and after just two and a half days the Air Force packed up and headed back to Payerne where we chased them for the remainder of our trip (more on that on a future thread). Here's what I managed to capture from Sion days.

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ImageChâteau de Valère by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageSwiss Air Force McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet 'J-5018' by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageSnow Level Hornet by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageThe Aggressors by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageSwiss Air Force F-5E Tiger II by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageSwiss Air Force McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet 'J-5004' by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageTiger II Pilot by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageFliegerstaffel 18 'Panthers' by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageRed Team by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageThundercat by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageSwiss Air Force Pilatus PC-7 by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageSwiss Air Force F-5E Tiger II Fliegerstaffle 19 by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageSwiss Super Puma with Skis by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageSwiss Hornet Night Ops - 1/5 second by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageTiger's Den by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageSwiss Air Force F-5E Tiger II Fliegerstaffle 19 " The Swans" by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageSwiss Hornet Dusk Sortie by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageSwiss Air Force McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet 'J-5016' by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageHornet in the Mist by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageSwiss Air Force F-5F Tiger II 'J-3211' by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageSwiss Air Force McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet 'J-5018' by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
22.
ImageThe Guardian by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageMountain Climber by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
24.
ImageSwiss Hornets Taxi out for a dusk sortie by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
25.
ImageAlpine Hornet by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageSwiss Hornet over Sion by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageSwiss Hornet soars above the mountains by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageMarch of the Hornets by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageSwiss Hornet Dusk Sortie by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageSwiss Air Force F-5F Tiger II 'J-3211' by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr

Many thanks for looking :thumb:
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Re: Alpine Adventures - Sion Switzerland

Post by alanp » Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:45 pm

Looks like you made the very best of the time you had. Great variety of shots, No29 does it for me though. Looking forward to part 2 ...
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Re: Alpine Adventures - Sion Switzerland

Post by nick197 » Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:51 pm

Very nice indeed :thumb:
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Re: Alpine Adventures - Sion Switzerland

Post by paddyboy » Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:10 pm

What a fabulous backdrop :O

You can guess which are the stand-out shots for me :whistle:

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Re: Alpine Adventures - Sion Switzerland

Post by Ben Montgomery » Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:00 pm

No.19 is wonderful, a great idea. Top set all round - I want to visit now!

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Re: Alpine Adventures - Sion Switzerland

Post by Dan M » Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:09 pm

Chris has some competition here! Stunning set :thumb:

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Re: Alpine Adventures - Sion Switzerland

Post by chrisov » Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:39 pm

Great stuff difficult to pick a favourite, all lovely.
Next set please!
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Re: Alpine Adventures - Sion Switzerland

Post by Reiver » Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:47 pm

Absolutely tremendous set of photos !

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Re: Alpine Adventures - Sion Switzerland

Post by Paultojo » Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:55 pm

Fantastic set Jonathan :thumb:

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Re: Alpine Adventures - Sion Switzerland

Post by eagle1 » Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:22 pm

An amazing set Jonathan, well done, great work :thumb:

Looks a fab place to visit. Another entry for my "places to go" list

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Re: Alpine Adventures - Sion Switzerland

Post by LTFT5 » Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:37 pm

Hi Jonathon,
A great set of fantastic images from a stunning base. :thumb:
Sad to think that the Swiss may not be using Sion after January 2017.

I'm looking to go later this year just when the F5s are resident.

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Post by Blackcat1 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:35 pm

Stunning set! I love Switzerland been on holidays there sadly not a sporting trip! The first photo of the F5 with the castle In the background is superb!!
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Re: Alpine Adventures - Sion Switzerland

Post by JonoUK » Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:12 pm

Thanks for the positive feedback chaps and taking the time to post :thumbs:

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