To enthusiasts all over Europe, Major Fredi Ramseier is Mr Hunter. Fredi first flew with the Patrouille Suisse in 1983 and took over as leader in 1988, taking them through until the eventual retirement of the Hunter in 1994. He stayed as leader to oversee the transition to the F-5 through 1995. Now Lt Col Ramseier, Fredi flies the F-5 Tiger and is responsible for the overall training of all pilots in the Swiss Air Force. He flew over 1000 hours on the Hunter aircraft.
Items Signed by Fredi Ramseier
| ||Grace & Pace by Robert Tomlin.|
Price : £40.00
|Probably the most graceful jet aircraft ever, yet in its time deadly and effective, a Hawker Hunter of the Old Flying Machine Company who are based at Duxford in England, gets airborne for another majestic display in the hands of the late Mark Hanna.......|
|Auf Wiedersehen by Philip West.|
Price : £65.00
|This symbolic bouquet break by the Patrouille Suisse with the snow covered peaks of the Swiss Alps below signifies the retirement of the beloved Hawker Hunter from team service in 1994. After thirty years of thrilling displays around Europe, the Haw......|
Packs with at least one item featuring the signature of Fredi Ramseier
|Aircraft for : Fredi Ramseier|
|A list of all aircraft associated with Fredi Ramseier. A profile page including a list of all art prints for the aircraft is available by clicking the aircraft name.|
Manufacturer : Hawker
Retired : 1971
Number Built : 1972
Hawker Hunter F-1 to Fr-10 jet fighter and fighter reconnaissance aircraft first flew with No43 squadron Royal Air Force in July 1954. The Hawker Hunter continued service until 1971. The Hunters were used by two RAF display units, the Black Arrows of No. 111 Squadron who set a record by looping and barrel rolling in formation 22 Hunters, and later the Blue Diamonds of 92 Squadron that used 16 Hunters. A total of 1,972 Hunters were produced by Hawker Siddeley and under licence.
The Northrop F-5 started life as a privately-funded light fighter program by Northrop in the 1950s. The first-generation F-5A Freedom Fighter entered service in the 1960s. During the Cold War era, over 800 were produced through 1972 for use by American allies and Switzerland. (incuding the Swiss aerobatic team Patrouille Suisse Tigers). The improved second-generation F-5lE Tiger II was also primarily used by American Cold War allies and, in limited quantities, served in U.S. military aviation as a training and aggressor aircraft; Tiger II production amounted to 1,400 of all versions, with production ending in 1987.
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