Me and my car will be in Zagreb, Croatia on 18 June, with a week to spare to get to my home in Holland. What I want to do is make an aviation photography road trip westward through the Alps. I'm pretty much a carnivore: airliners, military aircraft, general aviation (though not the very light stuff), airshows, heliports, museums, and preserved aircraft sites are all of interest to me.
On 18-19 June there is supposedly an airshow at Varazdin, Croatia, and on 25-26 June there are three in northeastern France, at Etain-Rouvres, Epernay-Plivot and Metz-Frescaty. My first question is whether anybody has information about these, since they all don't seem to run websites.
And then the second question is what the nicest, scenic, photographer friendly and active airports and airfields in the Alps region are in summer, and what might be the best route, hopefully scenic itself and dotted with some additional heliports and preserved aircraft. What are the best airports in the region for Alpine scenery and traffic in summer? Bolzano, Innsbruck, or should I go to Salzburg? Any others?
Sion in Switzerland has F-5 Tiger activity in this week. Would that be a recommended stop? Is Sion as good for photography as other Swiss airbases? I read it has high fences.
Route might be: Varazdin - Ljubljana - Klagenfurt - Fresach heliport - Lienz - either Bolzano or Innsbruck - Samedan - Sion and then north towards Bern - Basle/Mulhouse. It's hardly littered with airfelds, Bolzano and the roads are quite minor although probably scenic. Are there better alternatives?
Any suggestions much appreciated.