Available from the Sanicole Airshow website
The Sanicole International Airshow is one of the most famous and rest regarded shows in Europe. Flightline UK made it’s first visit to the show in 2010 and I have to admit, it was probably my favourite show of the year. Few other shows provide quite the variety of Sanicole and it is supremely well organised! This year the show included such acts as the Canadian Skyhawks Parachute Team, the Swift Aerobatic Display Team, Breitling Jet Team, Breitling Wingwalkers, Belgian F-16, Dutch AH-64D Apache, Red Bull AH-1 Cobra and the Turkish Stars.
For the first time in 2010, Sanicole hosted a Sunset Show on the Friday before the show. While Sunset shows have long been run in the US and to some extent in the UK, it was the first time such a show had been run in continental Europe. Thanks to some very pleasant evening weather with some stunning cloudscapes. The DVD opens with some of the highlights from the sunset show which provides some stunning footage, particularly of the Breitling Jet Team and the Twister Duo with their wingtip pyrotechnics.
The DVD covers all of the acts that participated in the show over the Sunset and Sunday Airshows with narration from Sean Maffet. As well as superb ground to air footage, the DVD contains plenty of interviews with the pilots and personalities that make the show happen. There is also some stunning on-board footage from a number of the acts from in the cockpit and mounted on the aircraft fuselages. Footage from the Breitling Jet Team and the Turkish Stars displays is particularly noteworthy! The filming is superb through with smooth camera-work following the flying displays and the action fast paced, yet detailed enough to keep the viewer interested throughout with an excellent commentary from Sean Maffet.
As well as the main feature, there are two special features with short films focussing on the on-board footage and some stunning air to air footage from Tony de Bruin’s Shorts Skyvan including the amazing Apache/F-16 formation and the pyrotechnic firing Twisters!
Accompanying the DVD is a quite superb full colour “photobook”. The book features the photography of Eric Cockelburghs and his famous “Photocrew.” The edition features air to air as well as ground to air photography of all the display acts as well the scenes at the show.
If you went to the show, this pack is a superb reminder of the event, but equally it’s a unique item that would please any airshow fan.
Sadly we are unable to embed a clip here, but you can watch the intro on YouTube