Wittmund today, 3 August 2009

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Wittmund today, 3 August 2009

Post by Hans Rolink »

Flight operations by the Swiss continue, despite the incident with a Sidewinder last week. Seen on 3 August a.o.:

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Support came in the shape of (the hoped for by me) Beech 1900!

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Security was vigilant, but not overly active. Some guys near the fence were apparantly instructed to lay down their stepladders. I was on the mound on the east side and nobody paid any attention to me or other guys at that point.

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Re: Wittmund today, 3 August 2009

Post by Krazy »

Whoo Hans,

Heading home with Mach 3, kickstart the computer, show us the moves at Wittmund :)
Nice scooter shots. The one-wheel touch down of the Beech is a nice hit as well.

Keep 'm coming!
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Re: Wittmund today, 3 August 2009

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Krazy wrote:Whoo Hans,

Heading home with Mach 3, kickstart the computer, show us the moves at Wittmund :)
Nice scooter shots. The one-wheel touch down of the Beech is a nice hit as well.

Keep 'm coming!
Haha, living in "Oost Groningen" has its plusses 8)
Wittmund is actually easier to do for me than Leeuwarden. Glad you liked the pics!.

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Re: Wittmund today, 3 August 2009

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Hi Hans,

Pics taken at the same spot on the hill as on the 5th of june?

Aloha,

Eibert :wink:
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Re: Wittmund today, 3 August 2009

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visser wrote:Hi Hans,

Pics taken at the same spot on the hill as on the 5th of june?

Aloha,

Eibert :wink:
Yup! Same place, different day! 8)

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Re: Wittmund today, 3 August 2009

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Nice photo's Hans!

I prefer the shot of the Beech, wasn't able to photograph at that moment so I missed him..

Here are my pictures:

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Re: Wittmund today, 3 August 2009

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Real-west wrote:Nice photo's Hans!
Grtz Wesley
Thanks Wesley!
Nice capture of the smoking scooter tyres!

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Re: Wittmund today, 3 August 2009

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Hans Rolink wrote:Seen on 3 August a.o.
Love the smoke & chute action, and the grey Scooter below it. I think that one has extremely good colour. :clap:
Real-west wrote:Here are my pictures
3. and 4. are my favs here!

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Re: Wittmund today, 3 August 2009

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despite the incident with a Sidewinder last week.
A bit off topic but is there some info to be found on this 'incident'?

Nice pics all, really have to go there some day when I'm back in our 'kikkerlandje'
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Re: Wittmund today, 3 August 2009

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Very nice pictures guys...
@ Hans: nice to meet you at the hill :D
Here are some pictures of me...
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I hope you'll like them a bit...
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Re: Wittmund today, 3 August 2009

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Thermal wrote:A bit off topic but is there some info to be found on this 'incident'?
From Aviationweek.com:
Swiss Investigate AIM-9P Incident
Posted by Robert Wall at 8/3/2009 3:07 AM CDT

Investigators are trying to sort out what exactly caused a Swiss AIM-9P Sidewinder to come apart after being launched.

Eight Swiss air force F/A-18s and around 50 personnel are on a deployment to the German Wittmund air base to exercise air defense skills under the Squadron Live Firing 09 program. Last week, one of those aircraft was approaching its target – which was being towed by another aircraft – and launched an AIM-9P. The missile separated cleanly, but a few seconds later came apart in flight, Swiss military officials say. The debris fell into the North Sea.

There was no damage to any of the aircraft involved in the incident.

The Swiss air force, which began its deployment to Germany on July 20 and will remain there until August 28, will continue training, however without the AIM-9P. The missiles are grounded pending the outcome of the review.

However, without the missile a key element of the training period will be lost. The Swiss military says exercising the use of air-to-air weapons under time pressure was one of the training period’s key objectives.

Switzerland is also a customer of the latest standard of the Raytheon missile, the AIM-9X. But those missiles have not been deployed to Germany.

A Swiss military representative says the accident investigation is being pursued with urgency, but no timeline has been established for when it may be concluded.
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Re: Wittmund today, 3 August 2009

Post by Bam-Bam »

I don't want to start a new topic about Wittmund, so if "Hans" don't mind?

4 Aug.

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Re: Wittmund today, 3 August 2009

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Hans, you are loosing grip. :wink: You were to late to make the same kind of pic as you made at Hyakuri
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Re: Wittmund today, 3 August 2009

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Marco wrote:
Hans, you are loosing grip. :wink: You were to late to make the same kind of pic as you made at Hyakuri
Hahaha!
I know, Marco, I did this kind of thing at Hyakuri as well. You know, it's sort of addicting 8)
Good to see everyone has so much fun in Ostfriesland! Just go ahead and post. It was nice to meet you, Olli J. I should have stayed just a little bit longer....
CU next time I guess.
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Re: Wittmund today, 3 August 2009

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Wittmund rock on the 3th August. 86 Movements this day :angel:

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The hornets comes.....

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Back from mission....

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....and go ahead

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