For the second time the Aviation Photocrew joined
forces with the Airpower Zeltweg organization to offer flights above the
beautiful Austrian Alps. Just like previous edition we flew out of Trieben
Airpower is a cooperation between the Styrian Government, the Austrian
Air Force and RedBull. So not surprisingly we started with some of the
Flying Bulls. Not only did we get to shoot the Lightning and two Alpha
Jets, but on another flight we were treated on a private show of the DC-6.
Of course the Austrian Air Force sent us all they
could offer and they did in the best possible way. From the special paint
Eurofighter all the way to a twoship of Kiowa’s. From the Blackhawks
to the C-130.
Before you lose yourself in these photos there’s
just one last thing to add. On this project we had a videographer on board
for the first time since long. Max will be joining us in the future as our
latest crewmember to make some cinema quality footage. So you will see more
video from us soon!
Just like last edition we worked together with
Dietmar Schreiber. He organized a flight packed with vintage planes. He
brought the Hurricane, Antonov 2 and Rapide to just name a few.
Talking about vintage planes. One of the highlights was the
appearance of the Me262 in beautiful late afternoon light. The same flight
turned into a stunning sunset flight above the mountains.
We also welcomed some large formations. The Frecce
Tricolori joined us on the last day for what turned out to be a pretty impressive
join-up. The Krilja Oluje didn’t disappoint either and we even got
an unexpected extra flight with the Tiger Formation consisting out of all
the tiger jets that were participating in the show.
And while we’re talking about special
join ups, we had a whole 20 minute shoot with the L-39NG followed by the
last air to air shoot with the Czech Hind, here joined by the Hip. Also
special, the Tiger helicopter and the Mig-21. Two first times for the
We are well aware that there were many other special participants, but
frankly, it’s just too much to write them all here. This project
saw more than 30 join ups and every single one of them resulted in the
beautiful pictures you see here.
The Aviation PhotoCrew will definitely be
back for the next edition. How could we not with the backdrop Austria
offers, the truly fantastic list of participants at Airpower and of course
the great food and atmosphere. We would like to thank all involved in
making this project what it was. The aircrews, ATC and Airpower, the great
people at Pink Skyvan, the people at Trieben airfield, Dietmar and all
photographers who joined us.
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