VIGGEN, VULCAN & TUNNAN ARRIVE AT WADDINGTON AIRSHOW 2013 (airshowvision)
Here are the 2 stars of the Waddington International Airshow 2013, the Avro
Vulcan XH558, and the Saab Viggen from the Swedish Heritage Flight, along
with the Tunnan.
Despite a last minute scare, all 3 members of the Swedish Heritage Flight
flew both days of the show along with XH558.
There will be more action from the Swedish Heritage Flight on Airshowvision
soon, along with more from Waddington 2013.
In the meantime for more extensive action from Waddington 2013, click:
Gripen Pilot - Blokkies Joubert - SAAF Saab JAS-39
We sit down with fighter pilot Blokkies Joubert and learn more about the
Gripen C single seat 4th generation swing-role fighter aircraft.
Filmed at Wings & Wheels 2011 for the DVD In the Jump Seat - Blokkies talks
us through preparing to fly this incredibly maneuverable & intuitive
aircraft of the South African Air Force.
Manufactured by SAAB the South African Air Force have in their fleet both
Gripen C & D based at Air Force Base Makhado.
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Special thanks to Blokkies Joubert & the SAAF for allowing SFTV the film
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Flying Legends Air Show 2008 Official Film (95 minutes, NO commentary)
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This is the FULL official film of the 2008 Flying Legends Airshow that we
produced. It is presented here with no commentary so you can enjoy the
sounds of the aircraft, however we may post an alternate version with the
commentary on shortly. You can buy this on DVD at
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Swedens Saab Gripen NG JAS 39 fighter jet SHOOTS DOWN a Russian Sukhoi Su-35 in Marketing video
The Saab JAS 39 Gripen (griffin) is a lightweight single-engine multirole
fighter manufactured by the Swedish aerospace company Saab. It was designed
to replace the Saab 35 Draken and 37 Viggen in the Swedish Air Force
(Flygvapnet). The Gripen has a delta wing and canard configuration with
relaxed stability design and fly-by-wire technology. It is powered by the
Volvo-Flygmotor RM12 engine, a derivative of the General Electric F404, and
has a top speed of Mach 2. Later aircraft are equipped for in-flight
refuelling; most of the export aircraft have been designed to be compatible
with NATO interoperability standards.
In 1979, the Swedish government began development studies for an aircraft
capable of fighter, attack and reconnaissance missions to replace the Saab
35 Draken and 37 Viggen. A new design from Saab was selected and developed
as the JAS 39, first flying in 1988. Following two crashes during flight
development and subsequent alterations to the aircraft's flight control
software, the Gripen entered service with the Swedish Air Force in 1997.
Upgraded variants, featuring more advanced avionics and adaptions for
longer mission times, began entering service from 2003 onwards.
The Swedish Air Force (Swedish: Flygvapnet) is the air force branch of the
Swedish Armed Forces.
The Swedish Air Force was created on July 1, 1926 when the aircraft units
of the Army and Navy were merged. Because of the escalating international
tension during the 1930s the Air Force was reorganized and expanded from
four to seven squadrons. When World War II broke out in 1939 further
expansion was initiated and this substantial expansion was not finished
until the end of the war. Although Sweden never entered the war, a large
air force was considered necessary to ward off the threat of invasion and
to resist pressure through military threats from the great powers. By 1945
the Swedish Air Force had over 800 combat-ready aircraft, including 15
Sweden (Listeni/ˈswiːdən/ swee-dən; Swedish: Sverige [ˈsværjɛ] (
listen)), officially the Kingdom of Sweden (Swedish: About this sound
Konungariket Sverige (help·info)), is a Scandinavian country in Northern
Europe. Sweden borders Norway and Finland, and is connected to Denmark by a
bridge-tunnel across the Øresund.
At 450,295 square kilometres (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the third-largest
country in the European Union by area, with a total population of about 9.5
million. Sweden has a low population density of 21 inhabitants per
square kilometre (54 /sq mi) with the population mostly concentrated to the
southern half of the country. About 85% of the population live in urban
areas. Sweden's capital city is Stockholm, which is also the largest
city. Since the early 19th century Sweden has been at peace and has avoided