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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 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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Warbirds at Cherrypoint (U.S.A.) Airshow, May 2012

November 3, 2012 |

The May 2012 MCAS Cherrypoint Air Show featured -next to many modern aircraft- a lot of warbirds: airworthy civilian aircraft that are painted to represent military planes from the past. A few highlights: the West Texas Wing of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) presented the world’s only flying example of the SB2C Helldiver. Also from the CAF was the P-51C Mustang of the Tuskegee Red Tail Squadron: the all African American 332d Fighter Group.

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Warbirds at Koksijde (Belgium) Airshow, July 7th, 2011

November 3, 2012 |

Belgium celebrated the 65th anniversary of its air force with an impressive airshow at Koksijde Air Base on 6 and 7 July 2011. The show also featured lot of warbirds that are presented in this gallery. Frank visited the show on Thursday 7 July.

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Lelystad (NL), Warbirds Fly-In, August 29th, 2009

November 3, 2012 |

The Fly-In at Lelystad AP in 2009 , organized by the Aviodrome Museum , attracted some interesting Warbirds : the FW-190 in World War II-Luftwaffe colours was of course most significant in its presence ! These pictures were taken by Hans.

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Warbirds at Beauvechain (Belgium) Airshow, September 1999

November 3, 2012 |

Some pictures of Warbirds that were present during the Open Day at Beauvechain in 1999 (all photos Copyright Frank Klaassen).

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Oostmalle-Zoersel (Belgium), Warbirds Airshow, June 23rd, 1996

November 3, 2012 |

This airfield in Belgium certainly is an eldorado for Warbirds-fans and 1996 was a year in which a great air show was organized there , not in the least because some former air force jets took part ! Especially interesting to watch were examples of the F-86 Sabre and the MIG 15 , once real opponents during the Korean War. Hans and Frank enjoyed their performance very much.

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Oostmalle-Zoersel (Belgium) Warbirds Airshow, September 4th, 1993

November 3, 2012 |

Hans and Frank went to Belgium in September 1993 to attend the traditional Warbirds Air Show that took place at Oostmalle Airfield.

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Warbirds at Florennes (Belgium) Airshow, September 12th, 1992

November 3, 2012 |

In this gallery you will see some “warbird”-pictures taken by Hans and Frank during the 1992 Florennes Airshow.

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Warbirds at the Valkenburg (NL) Airshow, June 1st, 1990

November 3, 2012 |

A few pictures of Warbirds that took part in the Air Show at Naval Air Station Valkenburg (NL) in June1990. Hans was present and watched the starting-up of the B-25 Mitchell of the Duke of Brabant Air Force from close-by.

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Brustem (Belgium) Airshow, September 9 – 10, 1989

November 3, 2012 |

Also a few Warbirds were invited to take part in the 1989 Brustem Airshow , belonging to the Battle-of-Britain Memorial Flight , photos by Hans and Frank.

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