Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A centenary, an aircraft and a landscape, set to music

The Royal Norwegian Air Force celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.  As part of the commemoration, it's released this short video clip of one of its F-16AM aircraft maneuvering over several scenic parts of Norway.  I particularly like it because the F-16AM is one of the first models of the famous F-16 Fighting Falcon, in its original 'slim-and-trim' form before it grew fat with bulges and excrescences to accommodate all the additional equipment that's been shoehorned into the airframe over subsequent models.  I recommend watching the video in full-screen mode.

The music is called 'Vidda'.  It's composed and played by Norwegian trumpeter Ole Edvard Antonsen, who also conducts the Norwegian Air Force Band.



Toejam said...

That's one sweet looking F-16.

Nice video. Wish it were a lot longer, however.

Murphy's Law said...

Beautiful. I'd forgotten how clean that aircraft used to be.

Old NFO said...

VERY nice!

Stuart from Sydney said...

The much used saying in aviation circles, "If it looks 'right', it is 'right' most certainly applies here.
Very nice flying, very nice filming.
Happy 100th Birthday RNoAFF!.