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Airshows 1965-1980

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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Hahn Air Base (Germany) Armed Forces Day 1971

March 28, 2013 |

On June 10th , 1971 Hahn Air Base in Germany , which was a USAFE Phantom base at the time , certainly was the place to be.  During that Armed Forces Day the USAF’s Flight Demonstration Team The Thunderbirds flying its F-4E Phantoms  performed a nice show.

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Ramstein AB (G) USAFE Armed Forces Day 1971

March 14, 2013 |

On June 11th and 12th , 1971 a number of (Dutch) aircraft spotters (Hans was one of them) travelled to Ramstein Air Base in Germany to attend the USAFE Armed Forces Day , which also marked the end of the NATO Royal Flush Reconnaissance Meet that was organized there during the weeks before.

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Paris Air Salon (France), May 1971

March 8, 2013 |

On May 27th and 28th Hans and Frank visited the Air Salon at Le Bourget near Paris. The available area for the Static Show was packed with aircraft – both civil and military registered – , but nevertheless some nice pictures could be made.

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Wiesbaden Air Base (G) Armed Forces Day 1971

February 25, 2013 |

On June 13rd , 1971 a group of Dutch aircraft-spotters (Hans was one of them) visited Wiesbaden Air Base in Germany, which was an American air transport and communications facility at the time.

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Wildenrath (Germany) Open House & Air Show 1968

February 12, 2013 |

On July 6th , 1968  , 50 Years of Royal Air Force was celebrated at RAF Wildenrath in Germany with a great Open House and Air Show and Hans was present to enjoy what was happening and to take a number of black and white pictures.By the way, RAF Wildenrath was one of the bases of RAF Germany and is now closed. Read More

Brustem-St.Truiden Airshow (B), June 1971

December 20, 2012 |

The 1971  Belgian International Vliegmeeting took place at Brustem-St.Truiden AB on 19 and 20 June ; the weather could have been better on the 19th (many rainshowers!). H&F got special permission to take some pictures in the flight-line area; have a special look at the photos of the two members (Steve Nuyts & Palmer de Vlieger) of one of the most spectacular demoteams ever: The Slivers !

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Bierset (Belgium) Open Day, June 21st, 1980

October 25, 2012 |

On June 21st and 22nd, 1980 two Open Days were held at Bierset AB in Belgium and it was one of the first times that a Belgian F-16 was shown in public. There were so few people visiting the Open Day on the 21st , making Hans think for a while that the organizers had assembled the aircraft on static especially for him…! Despite the less favourable weather conditions he took some colour-slides.

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Twenthe (NL) Open Day, September 15th, 1979

October 25, 2012 |

This gallery shows you some pictures taken during the September 1979 Open Day at Air Base Twenthe . The Dutch Grasshoppers-demoteam was already in full swing at the time flying their Alouette III-helis , then painted in a Zebra-livery. Also impressive was the solo-display by demo.pilot Hans van der Werf of 312 sq. in his shark mouth-nosed & red ,white and blue-tailed F-104G Starfighter.

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Deelen Air Base (NL) Open Day, June 17th, 1978

October 24, 2012 |

On the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the R.Netherlands Air Force the annual Open Days in 1978 were held at Deelen AB ; Hans en Frank took a number of pictures there just to give you an impression ; amongst others the presence of the RAF Avro Vulcan and two USAFE F-111’s was significant.

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