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NATO Tactical Weapons Meet ,RAF Wildenrath , Germany , June 1967 (a/c spotting)

January 5, 2020 |

In June 1967 Gijs and Hans went for a biking (!) -trip from Eindhoven to Brussels (Open Day , see elsewhere on the site) and via Bierset and Geilenkirchen to RAF Wildenrath , Germany . At Wildenrath the NATO Tactical … Read More

KLu : FOKKER F-27

December 18, 2019 |

The F-27 was undoubtedly the most successful design of the Dutch Fokker aircraft factory and it was even built under license by Fairchild in the U.S.

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Koksijde Air Base , Belgium ,July 6th , 1991 (Open Day) (NEW !)

November 18, 2019 |

In July 1991 Hans paid a two-day visit to Koksijde at the Belgian coast (one overnight stay included). Primarily he visited nearby Koksijde Air Base both as an aircraft-spotter outside the fences (see elsewhere on the site) and to visit … Read More

Arriving Aircraft for Belgian Air Shows Bierset 1969 and Beauvechain 1970 & 1992

October 20, 2019 |

This gallery shows a selection of pictures of aircraft arriving for three memorable , historic International Air Shows in Belgium : (1) Bierset June 20th ,1969 (pictures 1 – 5 ) , (2) Beauvechain June 26th ,1970 (pictures 6 – … Read More

Koksijde Air Base , Belgium, July 5th , 1991 (Arrivals for Open Days)

October 15, 2019 |

Koksijde Air Base is situated near the Belgian coast and the Westland Sea King helicopter equipped the resident 40th Rescue Squadron , BAF , for a long time. The popular and commonly known Belgian TV/series Windkracht 10 was recorded here … Read More

Sanicole Air Show , Hechtel , Belgium , August 2nd , 1998

October 15, 2019 |

Although the 2019 Air Show organized by Aeroclub Sanicole at the small airfield of Hechtel in Belgium (near Leopoldsburg) had to be postponed for the first time in its history , it has become a tradition on a weekend in … Read More

Koksijde Air Base, Belgium , July 3rd , 1992 (arrivals for Open Day)

September 14, 2019 |

On July 3rd , 1992 Hans travelled all the way by car to and fro Koksijde Air Base , which is situated near the Belgian coast . It was his intention to be present during the arrivals of several aircraft and helicopters that were to participate in the Open Days that followed.

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KLu : Fokker S-11 Instructor

July 5, 2018 |

Besides the successful Fokker F-27 Friendship the post-war Dutch Fokker Aircraft Industry built – amongst other types – an  elementary trainer for military use., the Fokker S-11 Instructor .

The S-11 was also sold abroad in small numbers and license … Read More

Wiesbaden (G) USAFE Armed Forces Day , May 18th , 1969

May 22, 2018 | 1

It was raining and pouring when a group of Dutch aircraft-spotters (Hans was one of them) arrived at Wiesbaden Air Base , Germany on May 18th , 1969. The group was coming from Frankfurt-Rhein. Main AB (see other picture gallery) and intended to be present during an Armed Forces Day at this air transport and communications facility., organized by USAFE.

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Aircraft-Spotting Frankfurt-Rhein Main AB (G) , May 17th , 1969

March 13, 2018 |

After having visited the Armed Forces Day at Rhein-Main Air Base , Germany on May 17th , 1969 (see elsewhere on the site) , Hans (and friends) left the base in the late afternoon to spend  a little while aircraft-spotting “outside the gates and fences“.

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