Swiss air force aerobatic team accidentally fly over the wrong festival and interrupt yodelling contest after getting lost

'Decisions have to be made immediately. You can't stop and ask someone for directions.' Unlike most of the Old and Bold did before the advent of GPS!
Yes, I'm sure your average Vietnam-era fast jet or B52D pilot could easily 'stop and ask someone for directions'. Seeing a Vulcan land at the local motorway services pre-1973 (the advent of GPS) would have been quite spectacular.o_O
 
And in defence of the fondue crew:

'Switzerland's Defence Ministry issued an apology, saying the formation had not practised the manoeuvre and got distracted by an unauthorised helicopter in the area. They said the team leader spotted what he thought was a tent for the Langenbruck celebration that turned out to be for the wrong festival.

'The ministry said the Patrouille Suisse team's red and white F-5E Tiger II jets are not equipped with GPS devices. A spokesman said: “They navigate with map, felt-tip pen and sight.” '

Swiss aerial display team performs fly-by over wrong festival
 
And in defence of the fondue crew:

'Switzerland's Defence Ministry issued an apology, saying the formation had not practised the manoeuvre and got distracted by an unauthorised helicopter in the area. They said the team leader spotted what he thought was a tent for the Langenbruck celebration that turned out to be for the wrong festival.

'The ministry said the Patrouille Suisse team's red and white F-5E Tiger II jets are not equipped with GPS devices. A spokesman said: “They navigate with map, felt-tip pen and sight.” '

Swiss aerial display team performs fly-by over wrong festival
Someone give them Tom Tom - do they even exist anymore? Haven't used in years..
 

CatsEyes

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In 2004 the US Air Force sent a B-52 bomber to do a fly past at Farnborough. The airfield at Blackbushe received a very nice fly past from the B-52, that missed Farnborough by 8 nautical miles.
 
In 2004 the US Air Force sent a B-52 bomber to do a fly past at Farnborough. The airfield at Blackbushe received a very nice fly past from the B-52, that missed Farnborough by 8 nautical miles.
Some might say that represents pin-point accuracy from our colonial cousins - given that the prime role of the B-52 was to deliver Instant Sunshine, a few k here or there probably doesn't matter that much.
 
A yodelling contest?

Was that a competition to find out if any of their drivers could deliver a parcel to the correct address?
 
Some might say that represents pin-point accuracy from our colonial cousins - given that the prime role of the B-52 was to deliver Instant Sunshine, a few k here or there probably doesn't matter that much.
Knowing the primary role must have made those CAS missions they flew in SEA quite gripping for the blokes on the ground.
 
In 2004 the US Air Force sent a B-52 bomber to do a fly past at Farnborough. The airfield at Blackbushe received a very nice fly past from the B-52, that missed Farnborough by 8 nautical miles.
And even before that, an RF-4C that should have flown down the runway at RAF St Athan as part of the Battle of Britain Day do, frightened the living f**k out of the Rhoose tower and a bunch of grockles walking across the pan to get on their trip to paradise.

A recce aircraft with a nuclear role for chrissake! Gee, Bud, the crowd is small, and why are they all lying down?
 
Only one aerobatic team - The Red Arrows
Everyone else just tries to be good at it.
 

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