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Airshows 1965-1980

Rheine-Hopsten Open Day, June 1977

February 27, 2017 |

The Rheine Open Day of 11 June 1977 featured a somewhat poor static. Read More

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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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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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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Open Day Deelen (NL), June 1971

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The Dutch Koninklijke Luchtmacht had two Open Days in 1971: one at Eindhoven AB on September 18th (see our seperate gallery elsewhere on this website) and one at Deelen AB on June 11-12.

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Base Aéronavale Frejus – St. Raphael Open Day (France), June 1979

April 6, 2014 |

Fréjus-St. Raphael was a base of the Aéronavale (French Naval Air Arm); the base is closed now and turned into a recreational facility. Frank visited the June 1979 Open Day there.

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Kleine Brogel (B) Open Day / Tiger Meet, June 1978

March 12, 2014 |

The 1978 Tiger Meet was held at Kleine Brogel AB (Belgium) from 19-26 June. Participating were the air arms of 10 different countries including Norway, Greece and Portugal. On 23 June KB was open to the public and on Saturday 24 June the 31 squadron ‘Tiger’ area was open to the public. Both Frank and Hans visited the event.

 

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Twenthe Airshow (NL), August 31st, 1974

January 28, 2014 |

On August 31st ,1974 Twenthe AB was open to the public;  the Dutch Naval Air service was well represented by a Neptune and an Atlantic ;  furthermore the demoteam Popsy Black gave acte de presence with four Piper Super Cubs ; one of the few foreign participants was a British Harrier , stationed in Germany;

Hans shows some pictures he made during the Air Show.

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Cambrai Air Base (F) ,Portes Ouvertes, September 19, 1971

November 6, 2013 |

On 19 September 1971 a memorable Open Day took place at Base Aérienne de Cambrai in Northern France and both Hans and Frank went there. Many aircraft of the resident squadrons including Super Mystères of the 12th Escadre de Chasse (FAF) , Fouga Magisters , T-33s ,a Flamant and a Mirage 4 were nicely lined up in front of the public. Also a Broussard of the 12th  , a visiting Vautour and a Mirage 3C were on static. The 10th Escadre de Chasse was represented by a Super Mystère and a Magister.The air show comprised several Super Mystères , Fouga Magisters , T-33s , a Mirage 4 and a Noratlas.

 

 

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Royal Air Force Wildenrath (G) Airshow, June 15th, 1969

August 28, 2013 |

On a very hot day in June 1969 the Wildenrath Airshow took place; Wildenrath was at the time one of the four RAF-Germany airbases. It was an excellent opportunity for young spotters,such as Hans and Frank , to enlarge their collection!

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