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Axalp 2005
'Shadows and Light'
A photographic report of the Swiss Air Force's Air Power Demonstration at the Ebenfluh firing range at Axalp can be found at The Axalp Experience. This report looks at the various images, the firing range and how to get there.
A perfect example of 'Shadows and Light', Eurocopter AS.532UL Cougar (T-332) during it's morning display.
F/A-18 Hornet action, back-lit with vortices coming off the wings.  Left to right: F/A-18C (J-5022) with two-seat F/A-18D Hornet (J-5232) and F/A-18C (J-5025).
More 'shadows and Light', this time from the Patrouille Suisse with their Northrop F-5E Tiger IIs flying in close formation. They closed the show in style each day.
Left to right: AS.532UL Cougar turns towards to acknowledge the crowd. Aérospatiale SA.316B Alouette III (V-270), sun reflecting from the rotor blades. High level vortices from F/A-18C (J-5022) during it's solo display.
More 'Shadows and Light' showing some typical shots when shooting towards the sun and when the aircraft is passing in shadow. Left to right:  F/A-18Cs (J-5022 and J-5014), F/A-18C pair (J-5012 and J-5019) and the Patrouille Suisse's six F-5Es.