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Preserved Aircraft

Nowadays the variety is somewhat limited, but in the past aircraft-spotters had the opportunity to see far more different (military) aircraft types flying by and in greater numbers. Especially lucky for us ,however, belonging to the older generation, many of these still can be seen namely in aircraft museums, as gate-guards at airbases, as eyecatchers, static displays, wrecks, etc. etc.
In this album we try to bring together images of the preserved past.

Hermeskeil Museum (Germany), August 1990 & July 2016

October 15, 2016 |

In 1990 Hans visited the German Hermeskeil Aviation Museum. His introduction to the gallery he created on this site was:

“In the sceneric hill country of the Hunsrück near Hermeskeil in Germany an interesting aircraft museum is located , owned by the Junior Family. Hans made some pictures there on August 21st , 1990.”

In July 2016 Frank visited the same place. His pictures show the differences between then and now:

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Parc Aeronautique, Albert (F) May 2016

August 18, 2016 |

In May 2016 Frank visited the “Epopée de l’Industrie et de l’Aeronautique” in Albert, Northern France.

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Australian Aviation Heritage Centre, Darwin April 2016

May 22, 2016 |

In Darwin, in the north of Australia, is the Australian Aviation Heritage Centre: a collection of pristine and well restored airframes, that reflect the history of the RAAF. Parked outside are a number of cannibalized civil airframes. Frank visited te museum whilst traveling through Australia in April 2016.

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National Military Museum ,Soesterberg (NL)

January 11, 2016 |

In 2008 Soesterberg Air Base , the Netherlands  was closed for operational flying activities.

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Internationales Luftfahrt Museum, Schwenningen (G), July 2015

October 4, 2015 |

The Internationales Luftfahrt Museum (International Aviation Museum) is in Villingen-Schwenningen, a twin-city in the south of Germany, near Stuttgart.

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AIRCRAFT WRECKS & RELICS (pictured 2011-today, excl. USA)

September 12, 2015 |

This gallery features pictures of aircraft that have been disposed of or preserved in one way or another; the airframes depicted here (gate-guards, monuments, eye-catchers, etc.) are photographed in the years 2011 onward. Note that some of the aircraft portrayed here are no longer present at the given location.

W&R portrayed in the USA are dealt with in a separate gallery (also in this album “Preserved Aircraft”).

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WARBIRDS at LUXEUIL airshow, June 2015

August 2, 2015 |

Warbirds are becoming more and more important to airshowmanagers, and the LUXEUIL meeting was no exception.

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WARBIRDS: Solenzara Airshow (F), May 2015

May 25, 2015 |

On 29 and 30 May 2015 an airshow was organized at Solenzara. Ventiseri/Solenzara is an airbase of the Armee de l’Air (French Air Force), situated on the island of Corsica. The airshow featured a number of interesting warbirds, as depicted here:

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Museo dell Aviazione, June 2014

November 8, 2014 |

In June 2014 Frank visited the Museo dell Aviazione in Italy.

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Warbirds at Kleine Brogel, September 2014

October 31, 2014 |

The Belgian Air Force organized at big Open Day/Airshow at Kleine Brogel on 13-14 September 20, with a Spottersday on the 12th.

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