Flight Triengen — Sion

We started on a cold, grey november-like morning from Air Field Triengen, flew through thick clouds, crossed the Alps in winter and landed on a sunny day in May in Sion. Well, that's flying with moonlight ... Thursday, May 11, 2006, 27 photos.

Above the clouds: On a cold gray November morning we started on airfield Triengen, flew through a thick layer of clouds to see the bright sun of May. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, May 11, 2006

Mountain summits with snow: Spring has already come in the valleys and lowlands of Switzerland. But the top of the mountains are still in winter, covered with snow. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, May 11, 2006

Cloud gap: There's a gap in the clouds that reaveals spring time on the ground. This must be somewhere in the Napf area. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, May 11, 2006

Seam of clouds: Aerial picture of the Swiss Alps which are seamed by clouds. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, May 11, 2006

Lake Thun: Aerial view on lake Thun with the delta of the Kander river. On the left hand side is the vllage Einigen and on the right hand side Gwatt (Thun). — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, May 11, 2006

Suld and Kien valley: Aerial view over the valleys of Suld and Kien. It's May but there's still snow. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, May 11, 2006

Simmen valley: Aerial view into the Simmen valley. The village in the foreground is Wimmis. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, May 11, 2006

Engstlingen valley: Clouds are separating the spring in the Engstlingen valley from the winter on the mountain chain Niesen-Fromberghorn-Hohniesen-Männlifluh. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, May 11, 2006

Mountain ridge Lohner: Aerial picture of the mountain ridge of Mittlerer Lohner (3002m front right) and Vorderer Lohner (3049m). In the background is th massif of Wildstrubel where the tip of Mont Blanc is visible. The three mountains before it are Wildhorn, Les Diablerts and Odenhorn (left to right). View from north east. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, May 11, 2006

Mount Tschingellochtighorn: The rocky top of Mount Tschingellochtighorn (2735m) is peeping out of a snowbank. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, May 11, 2006

Mount Trubelstock: Aerial view of Mount Trubelstock. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, May 11, 2006

Crans Montana: Aerial view of Crans Montana in canton Valais while approaching airport Sion. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, May 11, 2006

Runway Sion: Approaching the runway of airport Sion in canton Valais. A sweet small airport with pass control and a tiny baggage belt. According to the black rubber tracks on the runway, all airplanes seem to land from the same direction. The big snow mountain in the background could be Dents de Morcles. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, May 11, 2006

Rhône valley: Aerial view of the Rhône valley in canton Valais with the former military runway at Turtmann. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, May 11, 2006

Satellite dishes: Flying over the satellite dishes of the former Swisscom relay station close to village Leuk in canton Valais. It's a part of the ONYX intelligence system of Swiss secret service. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, May 11, 2006

Ski lift below clouds: The sun is casting a nice shadow pattern of the clouds on the snow. This is an aerial view of the cable car top station from Leukerbad to Torrentalp. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, May 11, 2006

Mount Rinderhorn: The icy mountain wind is blowing a cloud across the ridge of Mount Rinderhorn. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, May 11, 2006

Gastere valley: Aerial view of the Gastere valley which goes from Kandersteg to the Kanderfirm glacier. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, May 11, 2006

Mount Balmhorn: Aerial view of the summit of Mount Balmhorn which is covered in thick snow. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, May 11, 2006

Lake Öschinen: The mountains are reflecting on the smooth surface of Lake Öschinen nearby Kandersteg. The clear water of this lake at 1578m might one welcome for diving. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, May 11, 2006

Interlaken, Lake Brienz: Aerial view of Lake Brienz with the tourist city Interlaken in the foreground. On the right edge of the image, the former Mystery Park (now Jungfrau Park) is visible. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, May 11, 2006

Mount Augstmatthorn, Lake Brienz: The prominent mountain ridge Harder-Augstmatthorn-Brienzer Rothorn. Behind that Lake Brienz is visible. Snow lies on the summits. The winter hasn't gon there yet. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, May 11, 2006

North wall of Mount Eiger: The famous north wall of Mount Eiger doesn't look very spectacular from this aerial perspective. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, May 11, 2006

Mount Hohgant: This is an aerial view of Mount Hohgant (2197m), which is covered in snow. In the background the Brienzer Rothorn is visible. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, May 11, 2006

A Farm: Back in spring. A farm with blooming trees somewhere in Napf area. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, May 11, 2006

Another Farm: Aerial view of another arm blooming trees somewhere in Napf area. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, May 11, 2006

Yet Another Farm: A small farm inmidst blooming meadows, somewhere near Lake Sempach. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 28-70mm 1:2.8D, May 11, 2006