Staffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3300 times:
Anyone seen 4 Boeing 737's in formation?
Here are some photos my dad took back in 1992. They aren't of superb quality, due to the weather, so I won't bother to upload them to a.net, but I would still like to share them with you guys!
TomH From United States of America, joined May 1999, 960 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3095 times:
Now that is impressive! These are among the most interesting airliner images I have ever seen. What a great theme for a demo team! The pilots apparently has had some miltary training on their logbooks. I have to ask-what airline was it? Does the Water Festival take place very year, and is there always an aviation connection or just in 1992?
Great images by your dad. Now show us the shot of the vertical bomb burst!
Apuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3032 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3088 times:
Amazing pictures indeed. If I were you, I'd try to upload them. As already mentioned, pictures like these don't have to be perfect (the quality of this pictures is still rather good I must say). Just upload them...I'm sure they'll get accepted. Don't forget to mention that you DIDN'T use the Clone Brush tool
FUAirliner From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 538 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3082 times:
these shots are great!!! I would immediately upload them as I haven't seen any 737 formation shots here yet. They do have good chances of being accepted, although a bit of editing (especially sharpening) in Photoshop would increase these chances.
Staffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3077 times:
Thanks for the comments!
Tom, the airline is called Linjeflyg, a mostly regional carrier in Sweden, a few international flights too I think. They seized operations a couple of years ago (I think SAS bought them, or they were part of SAS all the time)
They don't have the Water festival anymore, probably financial reasons behind it.
The year after we were there, there was an accident with a JAS 39 Gripen, luckily nobody was killed, and I think this was the end of airshows in central Stockholm (correct me if I'm wrong), because I don't remember an airshow when I was there in -94.
Fredrik Hjort From Sweden, joined Apr 2001, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3045 times:
I'm the only one here who have seen this then!? (I live in Stockholm). I was about 50 m away from the crash-point of the Gripen, not a fun experience... have a shot of the crash too, somewhere.
It was the end of airshows over central Stockholm. But there are airshows pretty close (thinking of the big airshow at Bromma 1998 among others, who are performed above the suburbs of Stockholm).
Last year the airforce had a fly-by over Gardet in central Stockholm to celebrate 75 years. I think it was about 10-20 aircrafts involved. However, today is nothing compared to the 50's/60's... there was an airshow at Gardet 1951 where about 300 (!) airforce aircrafts was flying (at the same time) in a roundabout above Gardet (it's a big field of gras, popular picnic place etc.). The slow props flew in the middle and the fast jet fighters at the outer edge, I wish I could have seen that!!!
About the Water Festival - it's not being arranged any more. And the airshows in connection with it was ended after the Gripen-crash.