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KLu : Pilatus PC.7 Turbo Trainer

January 16, 2019 |

The Swiss built Pilatus PC.7 elementary trainer for young pilots has been in service with the Royal Netherlands Air Force (KLu) now for more than two decades and continues to serve well.

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BASE VISIT Goetsenhoven (B), April 1977

December 12, 2018 |

n April 1977 Frank was allowed to visit the Elementary Flying School of the Belgian Air Force, based at Goetsenhove/Gossoncourt. Read More

KLu : Hawker Hunter T.7

November 19, 2018 |

 

Twenty Hawker Hunter T.7 side by side two-seat jets of British origin were in service with the Royal Netherlands Air Force, serials being N-301 to N-320. Read More

Lelystad Airport (NL)(Aviodrome Museum) Fly-Ins 2013 , 2017 , 2018 (demo. start-up Grumman Tracker)

November 6, 2018 |

Each year in August the Aviodrome Museum at Lelystad AP (NL) organizes a fly-in for Warbird and Oldtimer aircraft.

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AIRCRAFT WRECKS & RELICS (pictured 2011-today, excl. USA)

October 15, 2018 |

This gallery features pictures of aircraft that have been disposed of or preserved in one way or another; the airframes depicted here (gate-guards, monuments, eye-catchers, etc.) are photographed in the years 2011 onward. Airframes pictured in earlier years are in a separate gallery. Note that some of the aircraft portrayed here are no longer present at the given location.

W&R portrayed in the USA are dealt with in a separate gallery (also in this album “Preserved Aircraft”).

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National Military Museum ,Soesterberg (NL)

September 5, 2018 |

In 2008 Soesterberg Air Base , the Netherlands  was closed for operational flying activities.

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Keiheuvel Air Shows (B) , 1968 – 1972

August 19, 2018 |

In the late 1960 and early 1970ties the Keiheuvel airshows (Keiheuvel is a dusty grass airstrip in the north of Belgium) were notorious among the Eindhoven spotters.

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KLu : Fokker S-11 Instructor

July 5, 2018 |

Besides the successful Fokker F-27 Friendship the post-war Dutch Fokker Aircraft Industry built – amongst other types – an  elementary trainer for military use., the Fokker S-11 Instructor .

The S-11 was also sold abroad in small numbers and license … Read More

THUNDERSTREAKS of the K.Lu/ Royal Netherlands Air Force (in active service)

July 4, 2018 |

In the mid fifties the KLu (Koninklijke Luchtmacht) acquired 180 Republic F-84F Thunderstreaks, registered P-101 to P-277 and P-298 to P-300. The majority of the Streaks depicted in this album are selected out of the range P-157 to P-300, being the last of the type in operational service, flying with both 314 and 315 squadrons from Eindhoven AB. The Streak entered service in 1955 and the last ones were phased out in 1970. Last departures to other air forces (see below) took place in 1971. Read More

YUGOSLAV AVIATION MUSEUM, April 2018

June 18, 2018 |

A huge glass, donut-like structure, 500 meters from the terminal of “Nicola Tesla”, Belgrade main airport houses the Yugoslav  aviation museum.  A stunning building intended to showcase the masterpieces of the Yugoslav aviation industry.

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