Text & Pictures: Jan de Clercq - Translation: Marc Arys - Copyright sbap 2019©
 
 
Situation: The Hinterstoisser Airbase (LOXZ) in Zeltweg is the largest military airfield of the Austrian Armed Forces. 
The airfield has two runways, the 08R/26L = 2750m x 60m in asphalt and the 08L/26R = 1100m x 40m in grass.
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Airpower History: AirPower is the name of an airshow hosted by the Austrian Federal Armed Forces, Red Bull and Styria, which takes place every 2 years at the Hinterstoisser Airbase in the Zeltweg area. The first event took place on 20 and 21 June 1997 under the name "International Flugtag".
But since 2000, the airshow has been renamed in AirPower and it was decided to organize it every two years. The AirPower is indubitably one of the largest airshows in continental Europe.
Sadly, in 2007 the air show was cancelled due to the reorganisation of the airbase and the introduction of the new Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft. The office of the Ministry of Defence also cancelled the 2014 edition and moved the event on for 2015 due to a budget situation.

Airpower 2019: AirPower is a highly recommended airshow for both military and civilian passionate and photographers offering an extensive outfit of participants. This event may be called "atypical" because of the triple organization between the official Austrian Air Force, the unavoidable Red Bull Company and the province of Steinermark. This kind of organization creates the opportunity to present a large mix between military power and civilian preserved aircraft.
This year, the static show was impressive with various NATO countries like The Netherlands, Germany, Italy and much more. The highlights of the static program were certainly the Italian F-35A and the Red Bull demo team with a range of incredible flying machines. Despite a bad weather as seen in the photographic report, the flying program was rich and included various demo teams like the Breitling Jet Team for one of their last appearances, the Patrouille Suisse, the colourful Frecce Tricolori, the Belgian F-16AM solo display, the Swiss Air Force F-18 Hornet and of course the Austrian Red Bull Team. But for me the highlight of the show was an aerial combat between a Swedisch FVM 1Ö Tummelisa and a German Fokker DR1. Both aircraft are tailwheel equipped and the Swedisch pilot probably saw the sign of the taxiway too late and tipped over it. Even if the accident seemed serious enough, there was only structural damage, luckily more fear than harm.
The other highlights of the airshow were the demonstrations of different Austrian Military aircraft like the Eurofighter Typhoon, too rare in our countries, the good old Saab 105OE and the various helicopters wearing the Austrian roundels. To conclude, this one day trip (yes yes) was made possible thanks to Lucien Wagner who organized this mission to Zeltweg and the AirPower 2019 by bus !
Keep a little spot in your agenda for the 2021 edition; definitely worth the travel.

 Aerial view of AirPower 2019 and the cloudy mountains
(AirPower via Web / DR)
    
 Eurofighter EF2000 7L-WO (078/GS012) Österreichische Luftstreitkräfte ÜbwGeschwader
(Jan de Clercq©)
Lockheed-Martin F-35A (5204/AL-10) Aeronautica Militare
32° Stormo 'Armando Boetto' / 13° Gruppo
(Jan de Clercq©)
The Italian Lightning II was certainly one of the star in the static display
(Jan de Clercq©)
Eurofighter F-2000A (IS065) Aeronautica Militare
4° Stormo 'Amedeo d'Aosta' / 9° Gruppo
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Agusta Westland AW169 MM81962 (c/n 69095) Guardia Di Finanza
Helicopter on order and presented by Leaonardo
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Sometimes not simple to take pictures without barrier like this
Hungarian Air Force JAS39D (c/n 39-842) from MH 59 / VS 1
(Jan de Clercq©)
Same situation for this
Lockheed-Martin F-16BM (c/n 6E-34) of the 322 Squadron
(Jan de Clercq©)
Royal Air Force BAe Hawk T1A (c/n 312146/164) from 100 Squadron
(Jan de Clercq©)
Slovakia Air Force Mikoyan Gurevitch MiG-29UBS (c/n N50903028113)
Tactical wing Sliac / 1. Bojová letka
(Jan de Clercq©)
US Navy Boeing P-8A 'poseidon' (Serial 169329 - c/n 62295/6273) VP-9
NAS Whidbey Island (Washington County) but deployed at NAS Sigonella

(Jan de Clercq©)
West Virginia ANG Lockheed C-130H (95-6709 * c/n 382-5417)
130 Airlift Squadron Charleston AFB
(Jan de Clercq©)
Luftwaffe Eurofighter EF2000 (30+15 * GS008) TLG 74
(Jan de Clercq©)
Luftwaffe Eurofighter EF2000 (31+45 * GS0105) TLG 31
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Luftwaffe Panavia Tornado IDS (44+64 * 415/GS121/4164) TLG 33
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Luftwaffe Panavia Tornado IDS (45+64 * 663/GS208/4264) TLG 33
(Jan de Clercq©)
German Navy Lockheed P-3C Orion (60+08 * c/n 5776)
Marinefliegergeschwader 3 (MFG3)
(Jan de Clercq©)
German Navy Westland Super Lynx Mk88A (83+11 * c/n 417)
Marinefliegergeschwader 5 (MFG5)
(Jan de Clercq©)
Dornier Do-228NG (57+05 * c/n 8302)
Marinefliegergeschwader 3 (MFG3)
(Jan de Clercq©)
German Air Force Airbus Helicopters H145M (76+04 * c/n 20051)
Hubschraubergeschwader 64 (HSG64)
(Jan de Clercq©)
German Army Airbus Helicopters EC135T1 (82+60 * c/n 0111)
Internationales Hubschrauberausbildungszentrum
(Jan de Clercq©)
German Navy Airbus Helicopters EC135P2+ (D-HDDL * c/n 1200)
Marinefliegergeschwader 5 (MFG5)
(Jan de Clercq©)
Dornier Do.27-A-4 (D-EDMA * c/n 396)
(Jan de Clercq©)
Focke Wulf / Piaggio FWP-149-D (D-EOGE * Ex 91+04 * c/n 125)
(Jan de Clercq©)
Soko G-2A Galeb (YU-YAE * c/n 23177)
(Jan de Clercq©)
Austrian Air Force Saab J105Ö (GF-16)
Düsentrainerstaffel
(Jan de Clercq©)
Austrian Air Force Pilatus PC-7 (3H-FH * c/n 446)
Flieger und Fliegerabwehrtruppenschule
(Jan de Clercq©)
Aerospatiale SE316B Alouette III (3E-KA * c/n 1377)
Verbindungshubschrauberstaffel
(Jan de Clercq©)
Eurocopter EC135P2+ (OE-BXC * c/n 0792)
Flugpolizei
(Jan de Clercq©)
Slovenia Air Force Pilatus PC-9M (N° 63 * Seriel L9-63 * c/n 636)
Letalska Šola - 152 Letalska eskadrilja

(Jan de Clercq©)
Cessna 208 Caravan (OE-EDM * c/n 208-00257)
Red Bull
(Jan de Clercq©)
Zivko Edge-540 (N544AR * c/n 0025)
Red Bull / Hamilton
(Jan de Clercq©)
Extra EA-300L (OE-ARB * c/n 1251)
Red Bull
(Jan de Clercq©)
Boeing E75 (OE-AMM * c/n75-5032)
Red Bull
(Jan de Clercq©)
MBB Bo105C B4 (D-HTDM * c/n S140)
Red Bull
(Jan de Clercq©)
Beech T-34A Mentor (OE-ADM * c/n G-757)
Red Bull
(Jan de Clercq©)
North American T-28B Trojan (OE-ESA * c/n 200-250)
Red Bull
(Jan de Clercq©)
Dassault-Breguet/Dornier Alpha Jet A (OE-FAS * c/n 0090) former German Air Force 40+90
Red Bull
(Jan de Clercq©)
 
 
Austrian Air Force Saab J105Ö (GD-14 * c/n 105-414) in action for the show
(Jan de Clercq©)
Bell OH-58B Kiowa (3C-OH * c/n 42246)
Mehrzweckhubschrauberstaffel (MzHSSt)
(Jan de Clercq©)
Austrian helicopters routinely operated in an armed configuration
and equipped with a 7.62mm GAU mini-gun
(Jan de Clercq©)
Agusta-Bell AB 212 (5D-HR * c/n 5614)
Leichte Transporthubschrauberstaffel (lTHSSta)

(Jan de Clercq©)
Note the UFOR markings
(Jan de Clercq©)
Light Transport Helicopter Squadron 1, Hörsching Air Base (12x AB 212)
Light Transport Helicopter Squadron 2, Hörsching Air Base (11x AB 212)
(Jan de Clercq©)
Sikorsky S-70A-42 Blackhawk (6M-BB * c/n 70-2736)
Mittlere Transporthubschrauberstaffel (mTHSSta)
(Jan de Clercq©)
Special forces demo
(Jan de Clercq©)
Medium Transport Helicopter Squadron, (9x S-70A-42 Black Hawk)
(Jan de Clercq©)
(Jan de Clercq©) (Jan de Clercq©)
Aerospatial SE316B Alouette III (3E-KK * c/n 1547)
Verbindungshubschrauberstaffel (VeHSSta)
(Jan de Clercq©)
Liaison Helicopter Squadron, Aigen im Ennstal (16x Alouette III)
(Jan de Clercq©)
Pilatus PC-7 (3H-FJ + c/n 448)
Lehrabteilung Flächenflugzeuge (LAbt FläFlz)
(Jan de Clercq©)
Pilatus PC-7 (3H-FB + c/n 413) note the "5000" marking since 2012
Lehrabteilung Flächenflugzeuge (LAbt FläFlz)
(Jan de Clercq©)
Austrian Air Force Saab J105Ö (GD-14 * c/n 105-414)
Düsentrainerstaffel
(Jan de Clercq©)
Saab J105Ö (RE-25 * c/n 105-425)
Düsentrainerstaffel
(Jan de Clercq©)
Saab J105Ö (GA-11 * c/n 105-411)
Düsentrainerstaffel
(Jan de Clercq©)
Saab J105Ö (RC-23 * c/n 105-423)
Düsentrainerstaffel
(Jan de Clercq©)
The old tiger at take off
(Jan de Clercq©)
Nice and also rare formation from the Fighter Trainer Squadron
(18 x Saab 105Ö jets)
(Jan de Clercq©)
Eurofighter EF2000 7L-WB (142/AS002)
Überwachungsgeschwader
(Jan de Clercq©)
Eurofighter EF2000 7L-WN (074/GS011)
Überwachungsgeschwader
(Jan de Clercq©)
Full power take off
(Jan de Clercq©)
Landing
(Jan de Clercq©)
The special Austrian Typhoon tail especialy for AirPower 2019
Austria have currently 15 tranche 1 Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft
(Jan de Clercq©)
North American B-25J-30-NC Mitchell (N6123C * c/n 108-47547)
(Jan de Clercq©)
Delivered to U.S. Army Air Force as 44-86893
(Jan de Clercq©)
The one and only Flying Bulls Team in action
(Jan de Clercq©)
Chance Vought F4U-4 Corsair (OE-EAS * c/n 9149)
(Jan de Clercq©)
Cessna 337D Skymaster (N991DM * c/n 337-1177)
(Jan de Clercq©)
This aircraft was built by North American Aviation Inc in 1954
(Jan de Clercq©)
The plane is equipped by a Curtiss Wright R 1820-86B engine
(Jan de Clercq©)
The plane was built by Boeing Company in 1943
(Jan de Clercq©)
The engine is a Pratt & Whitney Junior Wasp R-985 14 B
(Jan de Clercq©)
Fairchild PT-19B M-62A-3 Cornell (N50429 */ c/n T43-5205) 1943
(Jan de Clercq©)
Sukhoi Su-29 (N69KL * c/n 90-04)
(Jan de Clercq©)
MBB Bo105CBS-4 (D-HUDM * c/n S-883)
(Jan de Clercq©)
Bell-Soloy 47G-3B-1T (OE-XDM * c/n 3575)
(Jan de Clercq©)
Bristol 171 Sycamore Mk.52 (OE-XSY * c/n 13475)
Built at Weston-super-Mare in February 1958
(Jan de Clercq©)
Dassault Falcon-900EX (OE-IDM * c/n 51)
(Jan de Clercq©)
Blanix Team Red Bull
(Jan de Clercq©)
LET L-13 Blanik (OE-5733 * c/n 175230)
(Jan de Clercq©)
The OE-5733 and the OE-O758
(Jan de Clercq©)
Robinson R44 Raven II (OE-XMD * c/n 13824)
(Jan de Clercq©)
The Swedish duo: Fokker Dr.1 and the FVM 1Ö Tummelisa
(Jan de Clercq©)
The German fighter at take off
(Jan de Clercq©)
(Jan de Clercq©) Short turn in front of the mountains
(Jan de Clercq©)
FVM 1Ö Tummelisa
(Jan de Clercq©)
Landing
(Jan de Clercq©)
But sad end of this unusual demonstration
(Jan de Clercq©)
(Jan de Clercq©)
Hawker Hunter T.68 (HB-RVV * c/n HABL-003207)
Built in 1956 (c/n B251) for the Swedish Air Force, the aircraft was converted into Mk T.68 in 1975 and delivered as J-4206 to the Swiss Air Force
(Jan de Clercq©)
Simply splendid
(Jan de Clercq©)
Drag chute landing
(Jan de Clercq©)
German Army Airbus Helicopters NH-90TTH (79+14 * c/n TGEE14/GEAF21)
(Jan de Clercq©)
Transporthubschrauber- regiment 30 (THR30)
(Jan de Clercq©)
Czech Air Force Mil-Mi-24V (0981 * c/n 220981)
(Jan de Clercq©)
22.Základna Vrtulníkového Letectva (22.zL) / 221.vrlt
(Jan de Clercq©)
Slovak Air Force Mil-Mi-17LPZS (0820 * c/n 108M20)
Vrtulníkové krídlo / 2. letka LZPS a výcviku
(Jan de Clercq©)
Flares effect
(Jan de Clercq©)
Belgian Air Force Agusta A109BA (H24 * c/n 0324)
1st Wing Heli / 17 Squadron (Griffon)

(Jan de Clercq©)
(Jan de Clercq©) Lockheed-Martin F-16AM (FA101 * c/n 6H-101)
2 Wing Tac Florennes

(Jan de Clercq©)
Croatia Air Force Piltaus PC-9M (059 * c/n 622)
93 Zrakoplovna Baza / Krila Oluje Team
(Jan de Clercq©)
Croatia Air Force Piltaus PC-9M (054 * c/n 617)
93 Zrakoplovna Baza / Krila Oluje Team
(Jan de Clercq©)
The Aeronautica Militare aerobatic team 'Frecce Tricolori'
(Jan de Clercq©)
Aermacchi MB339A/PAN (MLU) (MM54500 * c/n 6707/102/AA048)
313° Gruppo AA 'Frecce Tricolori'
(Jan de Clercq©)
Greece Air Force Lockheed-Martin F-16C-52+-CF (535 * c/n XK-36)
115 pm (Wing) / 340 MIRA
(Jan de Clercq©)
'Zeus' demonstration team
(Jan de Clercq©)
Swiss Air Force F/A-18C-49-MC Hornet (J-5017 * c/n 1365/SFC017)
(Jan de Clercq©)
The 'Hornet' demonstration team from the Swiss Air Force
(Jan de Clercq©)
Full porwer high turn into bad weather conditions
(Jan de Clercq©)
All down...landing gear, refueling probe and arrestor hook
(Jan de Clercq©)
A beautiful tail from the Fliegergeschwader 11 / Fliegerstaffel 17
(Jan de Clercq©)
'Patrouille Suisse' Northrop F-5E (J-3085 * c/n L1085)
(Jan de Clercq©)
'Patrouille Suisse' Northrop F-5E (J-3087 * c/n L1087)
(Jan de Clercq©)
'Breitling Jet Team' last year after the withdrawal of the sponsor
 (Jan de Clercq©)
The team fly 6 Aero Vodochody L-39C Albatros
(Jan de Clercq©)
Looking now for other sponsor(s)
(Jan de Clercq©)
Diamond DA 42 NG Twin Star (OE-FTF * c/n 42.N301)
(Jan de Clercq©)
 

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