Base Visits 1965-2000
BASE VISIT Goetsenhoven (B), April 1977December 12, 2017 | Frank
n April 1977 Frank was allowed to visit the Elementary Flying School of the Belgian Air Force, based at Goetsenhove/Gossoncourt. Read More
Base visit Bierset (B), May 1970June 29, 2017 | Frank
In May 1970 Frank was allowed to visit the Belgian Air Force base of Bierset, at that time home of no. 42 recce squadron (flying the RF-84F Thunderflash) and of the T-33A equipped VZZ Flight.
Base Visit Eindhoven , September 24th , 1966 (Super Sabres USAFE)June 29, 2017 | Hans
In the weekend of the 24th and 25th of September 1966 four North American F-100 Super Sabres of the 48th TFW, USAFE from Lakenheath, U.K. visited Eindhoven AB ; a few Eindhoven-aircraft spotters (Hans was one of them) managed to … Read More
Aircraft-Carrier Visit USS Nimitz, August 16 – 17, 1976June 28, 2017 | Hans 1
In August 1976 Hans had the opportunity to pay a two-day visit to the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ during its first deployment to the Mediterranean. Departing from NAS Sigonella Sicily on the 16th he made the flight to the aircraft-carrier in Grumman Greyhound 148148 (only some Super 8 movie images available ) and landed on the ship , which was – as you can imagine – a unique experience , never to forget (!) .The return flight to Sigonella was made in Boeing-Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight 151934 on the following day.giving an excellent view while flying low over the sea and the island of Sicily Read More
Leeuwarden Base Visit , October 21st , 1987November 2, 2016 | Hans
On October 21st , 1987 Hans took part in an excursion to Air Base Leeuwarden , organized by KNVOL.
Visit to Wunstorf AB, September 1979November 12, 2014 | Frank
On 7 September 1979 Frank was invited to participate in an event to celebrate the start of NATO exercise Autumn Forge.
Soesterberg Air Base , June 6th , 1990 (Aircraft Spotter’s Event)November 7, 2014 | Hans
Having received an invitation from the Base Commander and the C.O. 32nd Tactical Fighter Group , Hans went to Soesterberg Air Base , where an aircraft spotters gathering was organized on June 6th, 1990.
Base Visit Brustem/St.Truiden (B), May 1978January 20, 2014 | Frank
In 1978 both the Advanced- and Transition Flying School of the Belgian Air Force were based at the airbase of Brustem/Sint Truiden; this base is now closed by the way. The AFS was equipped with the Potez-Fouga CM-170 Magister, the TFS with Lockheed T-33As. Both types were replaced by the Alpha Jet in the early eighties and the location for the flying training was moved to France.
French Aircraft Carriers Foch and Clemenceau, Rotterdam (NL) , May/June, 1970October 23, 2013 | Hans & Frank 1
In 1970 the French Navy aircraft carriers Clemenceau and Foch visited the harbour of Rotterdam for a courtesy visit; Frank and Hans went aboard the Clemenceau on June 7th , while Hans (in company) also visited the Foch on May 17th , to take a number of pictures of the aircraft that were parked on the flight-decks.
Base Visit Bentwaters , U.K., August 1970July 22, 2013 | Hans
During a U.K. round-trip to several USAFE bases Hans (and a colleague aircraft-spotter) also visited RAF Bentwaters on August 20th , 1970.