On 1 July 2011, 54 people headed towards Austria by bus, for the 2011 Airpower show at Zeltweg.
On Friday evening, after picking up all participants at the various locations in the Netherlands, the long drive toward Austria starts. The traffic jams were absent and after exchanging the driver and several stops we arrived at the coach parking lot of Zeltweg exactly on time (Saturday morning at 7 o’clock in the morning).
2/3 July 2011
This parking lot is located about 100 metres from the entrance. Since the gates at Zeltweg open at 7y o’clock already, everybody was walking the air show premises within no-time. From that moment, it was rather busy with visitors already and it would only get busier during the day. Fortunately, the event was able to live up to the expectations for the majority of the participants. Remarkable participants like the Saudi Hawks and the Serbian Galeb for instance did indeed show up.
Since the air show itself contained a large number of items, the actual flying displays started early. All participants of the flying display can be beautifully captured against a magnificent backdrop. The weather was rather cooperative during the Saturday, especially compared to what was forecast. Besides for the many foreign aircraft, Zeltweg is a must if you are interested in the Austrian Air Force and the Flying Bulls. The Austrian Air Force did its best to show what they have in store by showing a rather large air power demonstration. The Flying Bulls showed the larger part of their aircraft collection. This resulted in formations you will not see anywhere else in the world.
At the end of the day everybody headed for the bus again. Miraculously we find ourselves on the highway towards Linz, without any hick-ups, within 5 minutes after departure. Near Linz we check in at our hotel for the night. After a decent breakfast on Sunday morning, the bus starts moving towards the Netherlands again at 08.30 AM. After a single traffic jam and a small detour, this successful tour ends at AC de Meern just before midnight.
We hebben een topweek gehad!!! Superleuke groep, prachtig weer en meer dan genoeg voor de lens gehad! Nu wel een stevige jetlag😂 Altijd een feestje met jullie op pad te zijn!! My favorite waste of time 😁