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Leeuwarden (NL) Open Day, September 27th, 1975

October 24, 2012 |

A poor open day, mainly due to the very bad weather (as you can see on the photos made by Frank). After the presentation of 4 NF-5s, a Starfighter, a Troopship and a Magister of the Belgian Red Devils the further show had to be cancelled because of the strong wind. The static was okay though, featuring amongst others a Danish F-100F and RF-35 Draken.

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Volkel (NL) Open Day, August 30th, 1975

October 24, 2012 |

An impression of the 1975 KLu. Open Day at Volkel, 30 August 1975 , made by Frank.

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Deelen Open Day (NL), June 30, 1973

October 24, 2012 |

On 30 June 1973 the annual Open Day of the RNethAF (KLU) took place at Deelen AB and was visited by Frank ; highlights were two U.S. Navy A-7 Corsairs! Motto of this Open Day was 60 years KLu.

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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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Soesterberg Open Day (NL), June 3th, 1972

October 24, 2012 |

One of the 2 Open Days held in Holland in 1972 and attended by both Hans and Frank ,was the one at Soesterberg AB, on June 3rd. ; unfortunately the only foreigners were an F-111 that made two high passes and a USAF Phantom.The static show consisted of the entire inventory of the Dutch Air Force and Dutch Navy. Same for the afternoon airshow.

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Eindhoven AB Open Day (NL), September 18, 1971

October 24, 2012 |

On September 18th , 1971 Eindhoven AB opened its doors to the public. Especially for the Dutch Air Force-fans it was quite an interesting Open Day . Herewith we present you a selection of photos taken during this event  , made by Frank and Hans , of which a few were made – by permission- in the operational area.

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Twenthe Open Day (NL), 31 July 1970

October 24, 2012 |

This Open Day at Twenthe AB featured the first public appearance of the brandnew NF-5 fighters of the Koninklijke Luchtmacht (except for the one that was on the static of Volkel one month earlier)! Frank took some B&W-pictures.

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Volkel Open Day (NL), June 20th, 1970

October 24, 2012 |

During this KLu-Open Day , held at Volkel AB on June 20th, 1970 , a long flight-line of nearly all resident Lockheed F-104 Starfighters could be watched by the public from nearby. Some TF-104’s were pictured in colour on their dispersals , which were also open to the public during the early morning hours.The only foreign – not really of course- aircraft on the static show was an F-4E Phantom from Soesterberg (USAFE) . Hans and Frank were present to give you a photographic impression…

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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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Leeuwarden Open Day (NL), August 15th, 1969

October 24, 2012 |

In 1969 the KLu held two small Open Days : one at Leeuwarden AB and the other at Gilze Rijen AB ; both air bases were open to the public on Friday and Saturday ; these are the pictures of the Leeuwarden Open Day of Friday August 15th , made by Hans.

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