Leaving the Axalp Airshow 2009
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Leaving the Axalp Airshow 2009

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On Wednesday October 7 2009, the annual flight demonstration by the Swiss Air Force took place at Axalp-Ebenfluh air force firing range above Brienz (BE). The spectator areas are located at an altitude of 2,200 metres above sea level.
This was the last picture I took around 4pm after the show was finished.

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