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AIRCRAFT WRECKS & RELICS (pictured 1960 – 2010)

May 8, 2013 |

Pictures of aircraft that have been disposed of or preserved in one way or another ; this gallery deals with airframes photographed in the years 1960-2009. No need to say that the majority of the airframes presented here are no longer present.

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Soesterberg AB (NL), August 31st, 1984 (pre show)

January 7, 2013 |

August 31st , 1984 was one day before the actual Open Day took place at Soesterberg AB , the Netherlands and the gates were already open to the public. Hans decided to go there and take a look . The 4 German Phantoms in formation attracted much attention. These are the pictures he made during that day.

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Aviodrome Museum, Lelystad AP (NL)

December 9, 2012 |

The Aviodrome Museum , located at the civil airfield of Lelystad houses a collection of interesting military (and civil) aircraft. Hans visited the museum several times, but these impressions date from August 2011 and November 2012.

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Eindhoven (NL) Open Day, July 1993

November 15, 2012 |

The 80th anniversary of the Koninklijke Luchtmacht was celebrated with an Open Day at Eindhoven on July 3rd, 1993.

Amongst the many aircraft especially significant were present the USAF’s F-117 “Stealth”-fighter , the Victor-tanker and a KC-10 .  The former East-Block-countries participated with the Hungarian MIG-23 , the Czech Sukhoi SU-25 , the MIG-29 , the Czech L-39 Albatros-trainer and an Antonov AN-12 transport. Interesting helicopter-types being present were a.o. the Polish PZL-Sokol w.3 and the Czech MIL Mi-17.

Thousands of people attended this Open Day and Hans and Frank were also among the crowd.

 

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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.

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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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Volkel (NL) Tiger Meet, October 7th, 2010

November 4, 2012 |

The NATO Tiger Meet 2010 took place at Volkel AB; it showed participants from Holland, Belgium, Norway, Turkey, France, Hungary, Czech Republic, Germany and Austria. Hans and Frank attended the Spottersday that was organized on 7 October. (special thanks to EWAS & SGV)

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Base Visit Eindhoven (NL), June 25th, 2003

November 4, 2012 |

On June 25th , 2003 Hans was invited to join in for a one-hour flight in Fokker 60 Utility U-01 of nr.334 sq., K.Lu. from and to Eindhoven AB ; in later years these Fokkers have been transferred to the Peruvian Navy. (special thanks to Kon.Ver.Onze Luchtmacht /KNVOL for organizing this flight)

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Base visit Eindhoven (NL), January, 1996

November 4, 2012 |

In Januari 1996 a group of registered Eindhoven spotters was invited to visit Eindhoven AB, to take pictures of the resident 334 squadron aircraft. Frank made following impression.

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Base Visit Volkel AB (NL), October 19th, 1983 (Spotters Afternoon)

November 4, 2012 |

In the afternoon of October 19th , 1983 an aircraft-spotters meeting took place at Volkel AB . Hans was one of about two hundred enthusiasts who were present and took the opportunity to make pictures of some of the last operational Dutch (T)F-104 Starfighters of 306 squadron, 312 squadron & the All-Weather Flight (CAV) as well as some of the first General Dynamics F-16’s issued to nr. 311 squadron. An NF-5B from Eindhoven , a Dutch Navy Orion from Valkenburg and a Bölkow-105 helicopter made this well-spent afternoon complete.

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