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Spotting Elsewhere

November 8, 2014 |

We keep on spotting airplanes ; these pictures have been made  “all over the globe ”  , most of them in more recent years !

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Kleine Brogel Airshow, September 2014

October 23, 2014 |

The Belgian Air Force Days at Kleine Brogel (B) were from 13-14 September, with a Spottersday the 12th which Frank atended.

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Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola (FL) November 2013

March 29, 2014 |

On the premises of the huge Pensacola Naval Air Station (home of a.o. the demonstration team of the US Navy – the Bue Angels) is the NNAM, a museum that deals with the aviation legacy of both the US Navy, USMarines and Coast Guard.

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Air Force Armament Museum, Florida November 2013

February 8, 2014 |

The Air Force Armament Museum in Florida exhibits aviation warfare armament (bombs, rockets, missiles), as well as the platforms that are being used to fire resp. drop them. In this report we of course focus on the latter: on the aircraft that the museum displays.

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Wildenrath (Germany) Open House & Air Show 1968

February 12, 2013 |

On July 6th , 1968  , 50 Years of Royal Air Force was celebrated at RAF Wildenrath in Germany with a great Open House and Air Show and Hans was present to enjoy what was happening and to take a number of black and white pictures.By the way, RAF Wildenrath was one of the bases of RAF Germany and is now closed. Read More

Base Visit Eindhoven (NL), June 1998

November 8, 2012 |

In June 98 Frank (a.o.) was invited to visit 334 squadron, based at Eindhoven. At that time it was the sole KLu transport unit, equipped with the KDC-10 tanker aircraft, the C-130 Hercules. a number of Fokkers and a Gulfstream; apart from the colour schemes, much remains the same today.

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RAF Mildenhall, U.K., August, 1970

November 3, 2012 |

In August 1970 (on different days) Hans and Frank made a trip to the U.K. to visit several USAFE -air bases , both via official invitation and in the quality of aircraft-spotters. One of the locations visited was RAF Mildenhall , which was – and still is -the main facility in the U.K. for USAF & USN -air transport operations. The “PG” and “”SR”-coded C-130 Hercules a/c were on deployment from the U.S. at the time. This is a photo-report.

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Base visit Eindhoven AB (NL), June 10th, 1970 (Swedish SAAB 105’s)

November 3, 2012 |

In June 1970 Eindhoven AB saw a flock of Swedish Saab 105s coming in; a group of registered spotters (including Frank and Hans) was permitted to take a closer look. The Saabs were accompagnied by a Dakota and a Hercules and made an overnight stop on their route to the Paris Air Salon.

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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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Bierset (Belgium) Open Day, June 21st, 1980

October 25, 2012 |

On June 21st and 22nd, 1980 two Open Days were held at Bierset AB in Belgium and it was one of the first times that a Belgian F-16 was shown in public. There were so few people visiting the Open Day on the 21st , making Hans think for a while that the organizers had assembled the aircraft on static especially for him…! Despite the less favourable weather conditions he took some colour-slides.

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