Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image

Thunderstreaks.com | July 28, 2017

Scroll to top

Top

Posts By Hans

Spotting at Leeuwarden (NL)(“Frisian Flag 2017“ included)

July 22, 2017 |

The first time Hans visited Leeuwarden AB (NL) as an aircraft-spotter was in August 1967. In later years he was present there again , mainly during squadron-exchanges and to photograph arriving aircraft for Open Days held there. Needless to say it never was easy to picture aircraft in their landing-pattern and otherwise !

Just recently , on April 4th , 2017 , Hans went to Leeuwarden to spend an afternoon “aircraft-spotting“,while the NATO exercise “Frisian Flag“ was taking place. The spotting-facilities were good -such in contrary to times long ago !- and the weather was nice. For photography he used his old

Asahi Pentax camera with 135 mm. telelens . So the selection of scans you will see in this gallery were made of original colour slides !

Read More

Re-newed :Base Visit Eindhoven , September 24th , 1966 (Super Sabres USAFE)

June 29, 2017 |

In the weekend of the 24th and 25th of September 1966 four North American F-100 Super Sabres of the 48th TFW, USAFE from Lakenheath, U.K. visited Eindhoven AB ; a few Eindhoven-aircraft spotters (Hans was one of them) managed to … Read More

KLu : Alouette III (Search and Rescue)

March 16, 2017 |

In 1966 the Royal Netherlands Air Force acquired five Alouette III helicopters from the French Sud Aviation-factory (nowadays : Aerospatale ) especially for use in the Search And Rescue-role (S.A.R.).

Read More

KLu : Lockheed T-33

January 29, 2017 |

As a two-seat jet trainer the Lockheed T-33 – commonly known as ” T-Bird” – was developed from the F-80 Shooting Star jet fighter during the Fifties. Read More

Leeuwarden Base Visit , October 21st , 1987

November 2, 2016 |

On October 21st , 1987 Hans took part in an excursion to  Air Base Leeuwarden , organized by KNVOL.

Read More

Air Show Scheveningen (off the coast) (NL) , June 1st , 1991

February 16, 2016 |

In the past the Air Shows that were organized above sea off the coast near Scheveningen-Bad were always attractive and a great enjoyment to a large public , both beach-guests and aviation enthusiasts.

Read More

National Military Museum ,Soesterberg (NL)

January 11, 2016 |

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

Read More

Air Show Naval Air Station De Kooij (NL) , June 5th , 1992

October 28, 2015 |

On June 5th ,1992 the Dutch Naval Air Service (M.L.D.) celebrated 75 years of navy aviation in the Netherlands with an Open Day and an Air Show at NAS De Kooij .

Read More

Spotting at Twenthe (NL)

May 13, 2013 |

Hans visited Twenthe AB (NL) as an aircraft-spotter for the first time in 1968. During more recent years he came back there several times when there were exercises going on and to photograph arriving aircraft for Open Days. This gallery contains a selection of the pictures , taken by him near Twenthe Air Base (NL).

Read More

Spotting at Gilze Rijen (NL)

October 19, 2012 |

Hans made a number of pictures near Gilze Rijen AB (NL) in the course of years especially during deployments but also showing arriving and departing aircraft during Open Days and other occasions. A selection of these are or will be included in this gallery.