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Aircraft-Carrier Visit USS Nimitz, August 16 – 17, 1976

June 28, 2017 |

In August 1976 Hans had the opportunity to pay a two-day visit to the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ during its first deployment to the Mediterranean. Departing from NAS Sigonella Sicily on the 16th he made the flight to the aircraft-carrier in Grumman Greyhound 148148 (only some Super 8 movie images available ) and landed on the ship , which was – as you can imagine – a unique experience , never to forget (!) .The return flight to Sigonella  was made in Boeing-Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight 151934 on the following day.giving an excellent view while flying low over the sea and the island of Sicily Read More

German F-84F

November 11, 2014 |

German F-84@ Etain AB

No less than 450 F-84F’s were delivered to the Luftwaffe (that is to say the West German Air Force) commencing in 1956 with assignments to the Fighter Training School  and Weapons School at Fürstenfeldbrück and Erding respectively.

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Open Day & Air Show Florennes AB (Belgium) , June 23rd , 1979

November 11, 2014 |

On June 23rd , 1979 Florennes Air Base in Belgium opened its gates to the public. As usual the annually organized Air Meeting was impressive with many aircraft on the scene . The Danish Super Sabre on static and the spectacular performance during the air show of a French Navy Crusader and a Portuguese Air Force T-38 Talon  are only a few of the highlights to be mentioned.

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Soesterberg Air Base , June 6th , 1990 (Aircraft Spotter’s Event)

November 7, 2014 |

Having received an invitation from the Base Commander and the C.O. 32nd Tactical Fighter Group , Hans went to Soesterberg Air Base  , where an aircraft spotters gathering was organized on June 6th, 1990.

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Scheveningen (NL) Air Show , April 30th , 1985

October 23, 2014 |

During the Scheveningen Air Shows off the coast-line you always could combine a nice day at the beach with a lot of aircraft-spotting. Read More

RAF Greenham Common , U.K. , July 23rd, 1983 (International Air Tattoo)

October 4, 2014 |

On July 23rd , 1983 Scramble Tours organized a one day return trip to what is known as the biggest Air Show event in Europe : the International Air Tattoo at RAF Greenham Common , U.K.

Hans joined the travel-group and took to the air in NLM City Hopper’s Fokker F-28 Fellowship PH-CHN for a flight from Amsterdam AP (Schiphol) to Southampton , U.K. and onwards by touring car to destination.

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Keiheuvel Air Show (B) , August 1971

September 6, 2014 |

At the airstrip of Keiheuvel in the north of Belgium some interesting air shows and fly-ins took place in the recent past , organized by the local Aero Club.

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Auto & Technik Museum , Sinsheim (G) , 1989

August 5, 2014 |

In Sinsheim, Southern Germany , not far from the Speyer Museum (see elsewhere on our website) , the Auto & Technik Museum is located. Hans paid a short visit there on August 24th , 1989.

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Gilze Rijen (NL) Open Day, June 2014

July 3, 2014 |

The 2014 Open Days of the Royal Netherlands Air Force took place at Gilze Rijen AB both on June 20th and 21st and Hans was present on Saturday the 21st , working his way through the crowd and taking the pictures shown in this gallery.

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MVK Valkenburg (NL) , Open Day , June 1st , 1990

April 22, 2014 |

Different types of NATO-maritime patrol aircraft belonging to several naval air arms were present and on static during the Open Day , that was held at the Dutch Naval Air Station Valkenburg on June 1st , 1990. Especially the Royal Navy was well represented by a Jetstream and two Westland Gazelles of the Pusser’s Pair , which gave a nice air-demonstration. Hans took some pictures and  this gallery shows you an impression.

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