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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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Colmar (France) Open Day, May 28th,1981

October 25, 2012 |

The Open Day at French Air Force Base Colmar, home of the 13th Wing was not very special but featured one of the first public appearances of the Patrouille de France with its new Alpha Jet; the aircraft still wore their civil registrations. This is Frank’s photo-report.

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RAF Leuchars Open Day (U.K.), September 1978

October 24, 2012 |

RAF Leuchars was open to the public on 3 September 1978 and Frank was present.

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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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Cambrai Airshow (France), September 15th, 1974

October 24, 2012 |

Cambrai/Epinoy in France hosted the 12th Wing of the French Air Force, a.o. equipped with Super Mystere B2s; an airshow was held on 15 September 1974 , attended by Frank.

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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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Royal Air Force Wildenrath (Germany) Open Day, July 5th, 1970

October 24, 2012 | 2

Wildenrath was one of the airbases of the RAF in Germany, and in July 1970 it was mainly accomodating the last Canberras, the first Harriers and nr.60 squadron Pembrokes. The base closed in April 1992; nowadays it is merely an industrial site where the Siemens group is testing trains. Frank was one of the visitors in 1970 and conserved a number of pictures he took there as an 18 year old boy.

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Oostmalle – Zoersel (Belgium) Warbirds Fly-in, August 20th, 2011

October 23, 2012 |

Zoersel/Oostmalle is a disused NATO airbase in Belgium (near Antwerp). It houses a small but very enthusiastic aero club and this club (called APCK) has a great track record when it comes to organizing warbird airshows. Although there were no fast jets participating this year it was a fantastic event; Frank was among the visitors and his pictorial report starts here.

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