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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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MCAS Cherrypoint (USA) Airshow, May 5th, 2012

October 26, 2012 |

Marine Corps Air Station Cherrypoint (in North Carolina, eastcoast of the USA) celebrated its 70th anniversary with a 3-day airshow (May 4-7, 2012). Cherrypoint is home to the Marines AV-8B (a US version of the British Harrier), but houses next to that squadrons equipped with Prowlers, Herculesses and various helicopters. Frank visited the Cherrypoint Airshow on May 5th.

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Koksijde Airshow (Belgium), July 7th, 2011

October 26, 2012 |

Belgium celebrated the 65th anniversary of its air force with an impressive airshow at Koksijde Air Base on 6 and 7 July 2011. Koksijde is the home of 40 squadron Heli, the Sea King equipped SAR unit; that’s probably the reason why on the static show the rotors were in the majority and that only some 6 fighter aircraft were present (plus a lot of warbirds by the way; these are presented in our warbirds album).

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Koksijde Airshow (Belgium), August 8th, 2000

October 26, 2012 |

On 8 July Frank was at Koksijde AB (Belgium) , to visit the annual International Airshow.

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Beauvechain Airshow (Belgium), September 4 – 5, 1999

October 26, 2012 |

In 1999 the Belgian Air Force organized its annual airshow at Beauvechain AB, then home of the 1st Wing. Based at Beauvechain were the Marchettis of the 5th and the Alpha Jets of the 7th and 11th squadrons. This year’s show had as many as three mottos: 50 years NATO-40 years FOUGA – 20 years A-JET. Frank visited this magnificent show and took the pictures in this gallery.

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Kleine Brogel Airshow (Belgium), September 5th, 1998

October 26, 2012 |

The motto of the 1998 BAF airshow at Kleine Brogel AB (that took place on 5 September and which was visited by Hans and Frank) was “20 Years F-16 Fighting Falcon”; and indeed the organizers managed to bring together a huge number of F-16s. The programme brochure said it: “For sure we can give you a rendez-vous for the next F-16 anniversary, maybe in the year 2018!” .

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Valkenburg Airshow (NL), September 13th, 1997

October 26, 2012 |

On the 13th of September 1997 the Marinevliegkamp (R.Neth. Navy Air Base) Valkenburg opened its gates to the public. Frank and Hans both attended this air show , which appeared to be the last significant one held at this location , as the base was closed down a few years afterwards.

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Gilze Rijen Airshow (NL), July 4 – 5, 1997

October 26, 2012 |

The 1997 annual RNethAF Open Days were held at Gilze-Rijen AB on 4 and 5 July; Hans and Frank were there and here are some of their pictures.

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Kleine Brogel Airshow / Tiger Meet Open Day (Belgium), September 10th, 1995

October 26, 2012 |

On the occasion of the 1995 NATO Tiger Meet an Open Day was organized at Kleine Brogel AB (Belgium) where the Tiger Meet was held in September. The pictures in this gallery were made by Frank.

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