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Gothenburg Aero Show
Göteborg City Airport
June 9, 2013
The Aeroseum opened its doors and hosted the two day Aero Show on June 8 and 9, the first for three years. The aircraft were flying from the Säve Depot opposite to the current Göteborg City airport terminal at the site of the former military air base. The visitors were able to inspect the Aeroseum's preserved aircraft in their underground rock shleter built during the height of the Cold War in the early 1950s.

The display aircraft were significantly boosted by the particiaption of the Swedish Air Force Historic Flight which flew their; Viggen, Vampire Sk 60/SAAB 105, Hunter, Safir, Bulldog and Harvard. The Swedish Air Force displayed a C-130 Hercules and Gripen. Patria / Flygvapenmuseum flew a formation of two Schweizer 300C / Hughes 269C and two AB.206s. Biltema participated with their Spitfire and recently acquired Mustang flying together and included a mock dog fight. They were followed by the Royal Jordanian Falcons Aerobatic Display Team with their four Extra 300s and lots of smoke.
For me it was a very enjoyable show, the Viggen alone made the trip to Sweden worth while. The Aeroseum staff also made me very welcome and I am particularly grateful to my two local guides who did their best to give me some superb access for photography.

Unfortunately a recently erected security fence some ten feet high was situated in front of the spectators, however a spotter/media area for around 20 was made available on a rock which was level with the top of the fence and gave a better view for photographers.
The star of the show.....
Left to right: SAAB AJS 37 Viggen (37098 '52' registered SE-DXN) of the Swedish Air Force Historic Flight.
Left to right: SAAB AJS 37 Viggen (37098 '52' registered SE-DXN).
Left to right: SAAB AJS 37 Viggen (37098 '52' registered SE-DXN).
Left to right: SAAB AJS 37 Viggen (37098 '52' registered SE-DXN).
de Havilland DH-155 Vampire T.55 / Sk28C (SE-DXU '14-S') of the Swedish Air Force Historic Flight.
Left to right: Former Swiss Air Force (ex WZ513, U-1238) de Havilland DH-155 Vampire T.55 / Sk28C (SE-DXU '14-S') of the Swedish Air Force Historic Flight.
Left to right: SAAB Sk 60E (140 '5' registered SE-DXG) of the Swedish Air Force Historic Flight.
Left to right: SAAB Sk 60E (140 '5' registered SE-DXG) of the Swedish Air Force Historic Flight.
Hawker Hunter F58A (SE-DXM '9-G') of the Swedish Air Force Historic Flight.
Left to right: Hawker Hunter F58A (SE-DXM '9-G') of the Swedish Air Force Historic Flight.
Left to right: North American T-28B Trojan (137696 '2G' civil registration N428B). SAAB 91C Safir (SE-EDD) of the Swedish Air Force Historic Flight.
Left to right: Scottish Aviation Sk 61C Bulldog (61025 '5-25' registered SE-FVX) of the Swedish Air Force Historic Flight.
Norduyn Harvard IIb Sk16A (16073 '1-73' registered SE-FVU) operated by Swedish Air Force Historic Flight.
The Extra 300Ls of the Royal Jordanian Falcons Aerobatic Display Team.
Left to right: Schweizer 300C / Hughes 269C Hkp5B (05246 '46' registered SE-JIS and SE-JIR '45') of Patria Helicopters. Built by Schweizer 26 were delivered to the Swedish Army between 1982 and 1987. Designated Hkp5B they were used for flight training and observation they were based Linköping.
Left to right: Agusta Bell 206B JetRangers Hkp6B (06054 '2-54' registered SE-HGX and 06048 '2-48' SE-JVB) of Patria / Flygvapenmuseum.
Götaverken GV-38 (SE-AHG) built in 1938 by the Götaverken shipyard in Göteborg as a reconstruction of the American Rearwin 9000 Sportster.
North American P-51D Mustang (Cavalier F-51D) (44-10753 '405' registered SE-BIL formally NL405HC) named 'It's about time'.
Agusta Bell 206B JetRanger Hkp6B (06054 '2-54' registered SE-HGX).
Left to right: Schweizer Hkp5B (05246 '46' SE-JIS and SE-JIR '45').
Agusta Bell 206B JetRanger / Hkp6B (06048 '2-48' registered SE-JVB).
Left to right: North American P-51D Mustang (Cavalier F-51D) (44-10753 '405' registered SE-BIL formally NL405HC) named 'It's about time' owned by Biltema and flown by Filip Gerhardt.
Vickers Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk.XVIe (RW386 'NG-D' registered SE-BIR) built at Castle Bromwich in 1945 and today operated by Biltema.
Left to right: North American P-51D Mustang (Cavalier F-51D) (44-10753 '405' registered SE-BIL formally NL405HC).
Vickers Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk.XVIe (RW386 'NG-D' registered SE-BIR) operated by Biltema.
Piper L-4 Cub (OY-ECV ex 42-15272).
Left to right: Piper L-4 Cub (OY-ECV ex 42-15272, NC49642, N49642 and D-ECIZ c/n 8391) built in 1942.
Left to right: Douglas C-53 Skytrooper (LN-WND) built in 1943 for the USAAF now operated by Dakota Norway Foundation.
Departing formation of the Swedish Air Force Historic Flight.