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More: Switzerland - Air Force
More: McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet
More: Off-Airport - Axalp
More: Switzerland, October 2010
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A visitor from Germany posted Fri September 9, 2011:
Very good shot!

A visitor from - posted Thu September 1, 2011:

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed July 27, 2011:
Five stars

A visitor from - posted Fri May 6, 2011:
From Canada
That's correct, Swiss Air Force are only doing airshows, does happen a war, they hide in their holes until....

A visitor from Canada posted Sun January 23, 2011:
For those of you who believe the photo was rotated, try this: save the photo on your computer and then turn it 180 degrees. You will understand.

A visitor from United States posted Mon December 6, 2010:
Is the plane upside down or the camera-pilot? Or, is that how they fly in Switzerland? Awesome close up. He can't drop bombs tho unless his target is up. Landing is a trick, and ejection is just plain out if he's too low. Other than that, nice flying job...(all in jest - great shot!)

A visitor from Canada posted Mon December 6, 2010:
I love the feeling of looking down the gullet of the beast.

A visitor from - posted Fri December 3, 2010:
Notice the gun gas door still open on the right side of the nose, indicating the gun was just fired. Great shot!

A visitor from Switzerland posted Sun October 31, 2010:
Great photo!

A visitor from - posted Wed October 27, 2010:
While looking all the airshow pictures from the F/A 18 Hornet of the swiss airforce I had the impression that the swiss airforce is only doing airshows.

A visitor from - posted Tue October 26, 2010:
Amazing lighting! Prefect focal length!

A visitor from - posted Tue October 26, 2010:
What else can be said about this photo?! Simply put:
Stunning! Diakoumakos Ilias

A visitor from Austria posted Tue October 26, 2010:
Awesome, was hoping for some pictures 'from the otherside' on here. Hiking paid off I guess...

A visitor from Spain posted Tue October 26, 2010:
What a awesome shot!

A visitor from Switzerland posted Tue October 26, 2010:
I'm not the photographer but I guess the picture was taken during the annual Axalp flight demonstration by the Swiss Air Force. I know this area well, congrats to the photographer since a little effort has to be made to take this picture. Hiking up to 2700m with heavy gear needs a health constitution;)Piotr is standing on top of a mountain, and the jets are pulling their turn there directly above your heads. Just a different perspective from the famous axalp shooting range. The "cloud" is actually fog, which is unfortunately very common in the valleys during autumn in Switzerland!

A visitor from Sweden posted Tue October 26, 2010:
You are holding the camera upside down..hehe

A visitor from posted Tue October 26, 2010:
Oh, and nice to see the poweder-residues around the muzzles, this bird just ired some life rounds seconds ago

A visitor from Sweden posted Tue October 26, 2010:
Agree with what's already been said. Isn't the picture up-side-down, since the mountains are at the top and the sky at the bottom?

A visitor from Germany posted Tue October 26, 2010:
My guess: Pjotr is on the ridge that jet is flying over. It just rolled inverted, but is still in an upward movement.

A visitor from Switzerland posted Tue October 26, 2010:
I think he was running away when he saw this bird coming...

A visitor from Ireland posted Tue October 26, 2010:
Excellent picture!

A visitor from Mauritius posted Tue October 26, 2010:
Great stuff.Thank you.

A visitor from Canada posted Tue October 26, 2010:
Cool picture! This will make for a lot of comments I bet. Are you in the lead jet, flying inverted, photographing the F-18 in regular flight, mountains behind below a grey sky... Or are you in regular flight, photographing the F-18 in inverted flight with a cloud deck below you and the mountain peeks above it? This one's a head scratcher alright! Nice addition!

A visitor from Poland posted Tue October 26, 2010:
The best photo I have ever seen, The photographer was on the rigt side - unlike many other people in front of the Sun :) However the photographer did not sleep did not eat good food he hike and hike and hike and this is the gift from the Swiss Air Force

A visitor from Germany posted Tue October 26, 2010:
Watch the Axalp-videos on youtube and you'll understand that this is a real picture, not upside down

A visitor from United States posted Tue October 26, 2010:
The photo is right-side-up, unless the sun is now below the mountains and under the clouds. This is a demonstration flight. Great capture Piotr! Dtd

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue October 26, 2010:
Top Gun

A visitor from Switzerland posted Tue October 26, 2010:
Stunning! Top Shot!
Just WOW..

A visitor from - posted Tue October 26, 2010:
Hmmm...pretty nice but pretty doubtful.

A visitor from United States posted Tue October 26, 2010:
Well done Piotr! Great angle, great shot! Cheers - Bery.

A visitor from Germany posted Tue October 26, 2010:
This is the best fighter shot I have ever seen!! The quality is brilliant and you can easily imagine how close the photographer was when the F/A-18 buzzed the mountain top! 5 Stars!

A visitor from Switzerland posted Tue October 26, 2010:
You forgot to rotate the picture! :D nice

A visitor from United States posted Tue October 26, 2010:
Isn't this photo upside down? Notice the mountains are in the sky pointing down.

A visitor from Switzerland posted Tue October 26, 2010:
Awesome Shot!!!

A visitor from Switzerland posted Tue October 26, 2010:

A visitor from - posted Mon October 25, 2010:
Wish I'd taken it: enough said.

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