Wittmund 13 and 14 Aug.

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Wittmund 13 and 14 Aug.

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Last week I finally paid a visit to Wittmund.
The plan was also to visit some surrounding fields, with an invitation from Wikking helicopter services at Jade-Weser airport.

On Thursday I left early in the morning to arrive at Wittmund around 10 am.
Obviously the goal was to capture the skyhawks and alphajets.

It was an easterly wind, so I looked for a spot halfway down the runway.
Upon arrival, local eurofighters and skyhawks quickly arrived.

Imagewittmund by Eric Smeets, on Flickr

Imagewittmund-25 by Eric Smeets, on Flickr

Imagewittmund-6 by Eric Smeets, on Flickr

Imagewittmund-2 by Eric Smeets, on Flickr

Imagewittmund-3 by Eric Smeets, on Flickr

Imagewittmund-5 by Eric Smeets, on Flickr


Around 11 am, however, it became terribly quiet, until 1.30 pm.
Fortunately, there was some nice visitors this break 2 Danish F-16s and a Buchel Tornado.

Imagewittmund-8 by Eric Smeets, on Flickr

Imagewittmund-10 by Eric Smeets, on Flickr


At 1.30 pm, things got back to life, and an alphajet was actually dragged out. of the shelter.
The alphajet was also started, but unfortunately turned off again shortly after, when the cockpit was covered, the hope that it would fly was gone.

Imagewittmund-24 by Eric Smeets, on Flickr

Imagewittmund-23 by Eric Smeets, on Flickr

Imagewittmund-15 by Eric Smeets, on Flickr

Imagewittmund-12 by Eric Smeets, on Flickr


After all the birds had landed again, we ended the day there, and we drove briefly to Harlesiel, this is a small field in the area, where local aircraft (mainly Islanders) run flights to the German islands. .

Below some pictures of this field.

Image0V7A9846 by Eric Smeets, on Flickr

Image0V7A9863 by Eric Smeets, on Flickr

Image0V7A9859 by Eric Smeets, on Flickr

Image0V7A9878 by Eric Smeets, on Flickr


After this I went to my hotel in Jever, to go to Jade-Weser the next morning.

Unfortunately the visit at Wikking was canceled, and there was not much to see on Jade-Weser the next morning.
Flight radar showed that the Alphajet was flying, so I decided to go back to Wittmund.
The wind had changed, so beautiful take-off and landing shots could be made.
Around 10 am I was back at Wittmund.
Unfortunately, the alphajet had just landed on arrival, so I was not able to see it flying.

The QRA scrambeled, see the photos below.

Image0V7A9901 by Eric Smeets, on Flickr

Image0V7A9893 by Eric Smeets, on Flickr

Image0V7A9904 by Eric Smeets, on
Image0V7A9909 by Eric Smeets, on Flickr

Image0V7A9912 by Eric Smeets, on Flickr

Image0V7A9931 by Eric Smeets, on Flickr

Soon after that the A-4's returned

Image0V7A9953 by Eric Smeets, on Flickr

Image0V7A9988 by Eric Smeets, on Flickr

my personal favorite:

Image0V7A0001 by Eric Smeets, on Flickr

Around 12 the QRA birds came back, and flying activities stopped.

Image0V7A0023 by Eric Smeets, on Flickr

On the way back home, I made a brief stop at Emden Airport, where unfortunately was not much activities.

Image0V7A0031 by Eric Smeets, on Flickr

Image0V7A0041 by Eric Smeets, on Flickr

Those last 2 pictures, where the end of this trip for me.

Eric
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Re: Wittmund 13 and 14 Aug.

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Nice log. Nice pictures. Positive is....... You have to go back for the A-jets!
And in the future Wittmund will see more and more action is expected
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Re: Wittmund 13 and 14 Aug.

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Nice pictures
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Re: Wittmund 13 and 14 Aug.

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Nice set Eric, No Alpha Jets but Danish F16's :shock: ... that a rare sight at Wittmund (for me), i never had the luck i guess.

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Re: Wittmund 13 and 14 Aug.

Post by Erazkiel »

Amazing shots, your prefered is mine as well.

I really need to go there for spotting. Farmers are ok with spotters considering the fact that you are "waiting" in their field?
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Re: Wittmund 13 and 14 Aug.

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Erazkiel wrote:Amazing shots, your prefered is mine as well.

I really need to go there for spotting. Farmers are ok with spotters considering the fact that you are "waiting" in their field?
For me it was my first visit, I went to the location where all spotters went.... I assume it' ok.
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Re: Wittmund 13 and 14 Aug.

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Cool that Islander low-level!
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Re: Wittmund 13 and 14 Aug.

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Very nice catches !!!
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