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Airshows 1981-2000

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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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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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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Swiss Air Force Jubilee Air Show 1989 , Sion , Switzerland

February 19, 2014 |

In 1989 the Swiss celebrated the 75th anniversary of their Air Force and 25 years of demo-flying with La Patrouille de Suisse. The festivities took place at Sion Aerodrome in Kanton Wallis on June 23rd to 25th including an interesting international air show with both warbirds , civil aircraft and operational military aircraft participating. Hans – while on vacation- travelled  all the way by car across the Alps to be present on the 23rd and 24th of June.

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Scheveningen & Deelen AB (NL) Airshows 1988

September 20, 2013 |

In 1988 two Air Shows took place in the Netherlands : one at Deelen Air Base on July 1st , celebrating 75 years of Dutch military aviation and one off-shore at Scheveningen Beach on June 4th. Highlight of the Deelen Air Show was the first performance in the Netherlands of the Swiss demoteam La Patrouille de Suisse , at the time still equipped with Hawker Hunters.

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Soesterberg AB (NL), August 31st, 1984 (pre show)

January 7, 2013 |

August 31st , 1984 was one day before the actual Open Day took place at Soesterberg AB , the Netherlands and the gates were already open to the public. Hans decided to go there and take a look . The 4 German Phantoms in formation attracted much attention. These are the pictures he made during that day.

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Eindhoven (NL) Open Day, July 1993

November 15, 2012 |

The 80th anniversary of the Koninklijke Luchtmacht was celebrated with an Open Day at Eindhoven on July 3rd, 1993.

Amongst the many aircraft especially significant were present the USAF’s F-117 “Stealth”-fighter , the Victor-tanker and a KC-10 .  The former East-Block-countries participated with the Hungarian MIG-23 , the Czech Sukhoi SU-25 , the MIG-29 , the Czech L-39 Albatros-trainer and an Antonov AN-12 transport. Interesting helicopter-types being present were a.o. the Polish PZL-Sokol w.3 and the Czech MIL Mi-17.

Thousands of people attended this Open Day and Hans and Frank were also among the crowd.

 

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Koksijde Airshow (Belgium), August 8th, 2000

October 26, 2012 |

On 8 July Frank was at Koksijde AB (Belgium) , to visit the annual International Airshow.

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