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Gilze Rijen

Gilze-Rijen AB Open Day (NL), July 2002

October 22, 2016 |

On 5 and 6 July 2002 Gilze-Rijen AB was open to the public; it was a standard static- and airshow without special surprises. Below are some photos Frank took during the event:

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Gilze Rijen (NL) Open Day, June 2014

July 3, 2014 |

The 2014 Open Days of the Royal Netherlands Air Force took place at Gilze Rijen AB both on June 20th and 21st and Hans was present on Saturday the 21st , working his way through the crowd and taking the pictures shown in this gallery.

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Exhibits

September 8, 2013 |

This gallery is to portrait preserved aircraft (not airworthy),  that are used in “travelling” exhibitions, or museum aircraft that are presented to the public on the static show of an airshow/open day.

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Gilze-Rijen Open Day (NL), June 18th, 2010

October 26, 2012 |

Hans and Frank attended the Luchtmachtdagen (Air Force Days) at Gilze Rijen AB on the 18th of June 2010.

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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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Open Day Gilze Rijen AB (NL), August 26th, 1972

October 24, 2012 |

The second K.Lu Open Day in 1972 was the one at Gilze Rijen AB on August 26th . There were no foreign aircraft present , but the mass-scramble of 316 squadron’s Northrop-Canadair NF-A/B’s attracted much attention by the assembled spotters and other spectators. Hans and Frank show you some of the pictures they made during that day.

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Gilze-Rijen Open Day (NL), August 15 – 16, 1969

October 24, 2012 |

Gilze Rijen AB was open to the public on August 15th and 16th , 1969 ; these are the pictures Hans took there on August 16th , plus some b/w ones , made by Frank , the day before.

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Spotting at Gilze Rijen (NL)

October 19, 2012 |

Hans made a number of pictures near Gilze Rijen AB (NL) in the course of years especially during deployments but also showing arriving and departing aircraft during Open Days and other occasions. A selection of these are or will be included in this gallery.

Sixties and Later Years : Prominent PH- registrations

October 19, 2012 |

When Warbirds first took to the sky during the Sixties lots of them were kept in flying condition with their assigned civil registrations prominently visible .The (Lancaster-Spitfire-Hurricane) aircraft of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight were among the first to be seen , painted  in military colours. In the Netherlands the first Warbirds were some ex-KLu -Harvards such as the ones in this gallery  , photographed at the Gilze Rijen airshow on August 26 , 1972 , with their PH-registrations prominently visible . Only in later years it became gradually more common to re-paint them entirely in (former) military colours but also then  warbirds could sometimes be seen with their civil-regis. clearly visible. Read More