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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.

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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Kleine Brogel Airshow, September 2014

October 23, 2014 |

The Belgian Air Force Days at Kleine Brogel (B) were from 13-14 September, with a Spottersday the 12th which Frank atended.

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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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LAAGE Airshow/Open Day (G), August 2014

September 21, 2014 |

On Saturday 23 August 2014 the German Air Force/Tactical Air Force Wing 73 “Steinhoff” opened its gates. The event marked the 55th anniversary of Taktishes LuftwaffenGeschwader 73 (formerly known as JG73) and 10 years of flight operations of the Luftwaffe with the Eurofighter.

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Open Day Deelen (NL), June 1971

July 14, 2014 | 1

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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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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