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Base Visits 1965-2000

Leeuwarden Base Visit , October 21st , 1987

November 2, 2016 |

On October 21st , 1987 Hans took part in an excursion to  Air Base Leeuwarden , organized by KNVOL.

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Visit to Wunstorf AB, September 1979

November 12, 2014 |

On 7 September 1979 Frank was invited to participate in an event to celebrate the start of NATO exercise Autumn Forge.

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Soesterberg Air Base , June 6th , 1990 (Aircraft Spotter’s Event)

November 7, 2014 |

Having received an invitation from the Base Commander and the C.O. 32nd Tactical Fighter Group , Hans went to Soesterberg Air Base  , where an aircraft spotters gathering was organized on June 6th, 1990.

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Base Visit Brustem/St.Truiden (B), May 1978

January 20, 2014 |

In 1978 both the Advanced- and Transition Flying School of the Belgian Air Force were  based at the airbase of Brustem/Sint Truiden; this base is now closed by the way. The AFS was equipped with the Potez-Fouga CM-170 Magister, the TFS with Lockheed T-33As.  Both types were replaced by the Alpha Jet in the early eighties and the location for the flying training was moved to France.

 

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French Aircraft Carriers Foch and Clemenceau, Rotterdam (NL) , May/June, 1970

October 23, 2013 | 1

In 1970 the French Navy aircraft carriers Clemenceau and Foch visited the harbour of Rotterdam for a courtesy visit; Frank and Hans went aboard the Clemenceau on June 7th , while Hans (in company) also visited the Foch on May 17th ,  to take a number of pictures of the aircraft that were parked on the flight-decks.

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Base Visit Bentwaters , U.K., August 1970

July 22, 2013 |

During a U.K. round-trip to several USAFE bases Hans (and a colleague aircraft-spotter) also visited RAF Bentwaters on August 20th , 1970.

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Base Visit Brussels-Melsbroek (Belgium), July 28th,1972

April 17, 2013 |

 

On July 28th , 1972 Hans and Frank visited the 15th Wing of the Belgian Air Force based at Brussels-Melsbroek . A great deal of the air-transport fleet was present , that is to say lots of C-119 Packets or Flying Boxcars , a Douglas C-47 , a Pembroke , a Douglas DC-6 and -last but not least -the first C-130 Hercules for the Belgian Air Force (BAF) which had just arrived a few days prior to the visit of the authors of this photo-gallery.

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Base Visit Eindhoven (NL), June 1998

November 8, 2012 |

In June 98 Frank (a.o.) was invited to visit 334 squadron, based at Eindhoven. At that time it was the sole KLu transport unit, equipped with the KDC-10 tanker aircraft, the C-130 Hercules. a number of Fokkers and a Gulfstream; apart from the colour schemes, much remains the same today.

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Base visit Eindhoven (NL), January, 1996

November 4, 2012 |

In Januari 1996 a group of registered Eindhoven spotters was invited to visit Eindhoven AB, to take pictures of the resident 334 squadron aircraft. Frank made following impression.

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Base Visit Pila Air Base (Poland), September, 1994

November 4, 2012 |

Whilst on a business trip to Poland in September 1994 Frank was invited to visit the (now closed) Pila Air Base of the Polish Air Force; the air force officials were so kind as to show him one of their Pila based Suchoi SU-22 fighters. Presented here are a few photos of this memorable visit.

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