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Base Visits 1965-2000

Base visit Eindhoven AB (NL), June 10th, 1970 (Swedish SAAB 105’s)

November 3, 2012 |

In June 1970 Eindhoven AB saw a flock of Swedish Saab 105s coming in; a group of registered spotters (including Frank and Hans) was permitted to take a closer look. The Saabs were accompagnied by a Dakota and a Hercules and made an overnight stop on their route to the Paris Air Salon.

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Eindhoven AB (NL), Military Aircraft Spotting Days, October 20 – 21, 1969

November 3, 2012 |

The very first Military Aircraft Spotting Days in Holland were organized on October 20th & 21st , 1969 at Eindhoven AB. At the end of the sixties the growing number of spotters was taking more and more pictures from outside the base , so the authorities chose for a simple solution : invite them all and let them take as many photos as they want to. In later years spotting days became more common . In 1969 Hans took his first colour pictures , which was still relatively expensive at the time. Our Thunderstreaks Album contains more (B&W) pictures of this Base Visit.

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Eindhoven AB Family Day (NL), September 9th,1966

October 18, 2012 |

On September 9th , 1966 a Family Day and small Air Show took place at Eindhoven AB ; Hans was present by invitation and – although photography was not allowed officially – managed to take some interesting photos.

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