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Warbirds

An airworthy aircraft that has the looks of being a military machine but that is in fact a civil bird is called a Warbird. It is always a pleasure to witness old Harvards, Pipers and so on , as if they have never been discharged. These reports -not only of exclusive “warbird”-shows but also of airshows during which “warbirds” happened to be present- show that old airplanes never die…

WARBIRDS at the Zoersel/Malle Fly-in August 2017

August 21, 2017 |

It is always a pleasure to visit the annual fly-in at Zoersel/Malle airfield (Belgium).

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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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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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Warbirds spotted

July 19, 2013 |

This gallery contains pictures of singular “Warbirds” that we happened to see during different occasions in the course of years.

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Warbirds at the Volkel Airshow, June 2013

June 23, 2013 |

The Royal Netherlands Air Force celebrated 100 years of military aviation in the Netherlands & 60 years of K.Lu. with two Open Days, 14&15 June; this event was featuring a lot of warbirds and a fair number of them are depicted in this report.

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Soesterberg (NL), “50 Years Liberation” Open Days, April/May, 1995

May 29, 2013 |

In 1995 it was commemorated that 50 year ago World War II ended and therefore Air Base Soesterberg was open to the public from April 29th to May 7th. Each day there were flying activities and demonstrations in the sky , given by a number of Warbirds that were present. Hans made a selective photo-report.

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Warbirds at the Florennes 1975 airshow

February 10, 2013 |

At the Florennes Airshow (Belgium) on 21 June 1975, a couple of warbirds showed up as well: the Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane of the Battle-of-Britain Memorial Flight. There was also a Boeing B-17 present carrying a French civil registration. This aircraft became a “real” warbird in later years , painted in USAAF-colours. Hans and Frank were among the spectators.

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Warbirds at Seppe Airshow (NL), August 2012

November 5, 2012 |

Frank visited the airshow at the small civil airstrip of Seppe (near Roosendaal) on 25 August 2012; the show featured a number of interesting warbirds: former KLu aircraft as well as others.

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Warbirds Fly-in Oostmalle-Zoersel (Belgium), August 17th, 2012

November 3, 2012 |

Here’s an impression of the 2012 Warbirds Fly-In/Photoflying Days at Zoersel/Malle Airfield in Belgium. The photos were taken on August 17.

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