14:00 local time two Hornets buzz the crowd, each dumping a full flare cartridge and marking the beginning the Axalp Airshow. Every year the Swiss Air Force hosts the Fliegerschiessen on the the Axalp shooting range which is located 2200m above sea level in the mountains. Even though it requires a sporty hike from 1300 to 2200m, 2012 saw 7000 spectators make the climb to the range. Clouds sadly rolled in 30 minutes before the show commenced, but that didn't spoil the excitement.

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