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Airshows & Open Days

A visit to an airshow is an excellent opportunity for the spectator to see many aeroplanes together at the same time. The first air displays that we attended took place during the Nineteen Sixties (!) and we still are regular visitors. Throughout the years we have been present during more than 50 air-events and open days inside and outside the Netherlands and here you will find a selective , pictorial overview.

VOLKEL 2009 Air Force Days

December 7, 2016 |

The 2009 Open Days of the KLu were in June. Read More

Gilze-Rijen AB Open Day (NL), July 5 – 6, 2002

October 22, 2016 |

On 5 and 6 July 2002 Gilze-Rijen AB was open to the public; it was a standard static- and airshow without special surprises. Below are some photos Frank took during the event:

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Florennes Meeting, June 2016

August 5, 2016 |

In June 2016 the Belgian airforce organized a 2-day air event at Florennes AB to celebrate its 70th anniversary.

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Meeting Creil (F), May 2016

June 9, 2016 |

Creil, some 70 kilometers north of Paris, is a transport base of the Armee de l’Air, housing two squadrons equipped with CASA CN-235 aircraft. The unit organized a Meeting de l’Air on the 29th of May 2016.

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Bierset Airshow (Belgium), June 20 – 21, 1969

April 20, 2016 |

In June 1969 Hans and Frank visited the Internationale Vliegmeeting at Bierset AB, Belgium, home of the 42nd recce squadron; the open days & air show took place on two days , namely 20 and 21 June 1969 and among the many interesting aircraft to be seen there was a significant U.S.Navy delegation.

NOTE: This is an update of an earlier version of this gallery.

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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.

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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 .

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MEETING LUXEUIL (Fr), June 2015

August 4, 2015 |

In the last weekend of June 2015 the French Air Force organized a Meeting de l’Air at its Luxeuil – St Sauveur airbase (BA 116).

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SOLENZARA Meeting (F), May 2015

June 21, 2015 |

Solenzara is a French Air Force base  on the east coast of the isle of Corsica.

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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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