We needed a pilot with experience from the J 29-air-
craft. Many where very interrested and qualifyed
but finaly we decided to put the question to lieutenant-
colonel Rolf Rimsby, an active J 35-fighter pilot, and
his answer was, of course, YES!
He followed all the work on the aircraft and he did
his homework to get this civil licence for beginners,
wich permitted him to take this jet-fighter up into the air.
So, when we had the "Yellow Rudolf" ready for "Take
off", he was also ready to do the job and so he did.
It was excellent from the beginning.
The event took place on July, 11. 1995 at 10,45 and
the "Yellow Rudolf" again was a Silverbird in the sky!
When we needed a second pilot, we asked major
Bertil Gerhardt. A pilot with great experience from
many different aircrafts, including the J 29, and with
all the required licenses.
The next great event was the big Airshow on the
F 10-station on August, 5. 1995. The "Yellow Rudolf"
was flown that day by Bertil Gerhardt, because Rolf
Rimsby was not availabel for medical reasons.
40 000 spectators invaded the Station and it was a
perfect day for an airshow. It was also very interresting
to see that there was about the same number of spec-
tators around our "Yellow Rudolf" as it was around
the famous JAS 39.
The "Yellow Rudolf" will be seen on many places, both
in Sweden and abroad, in the future.