In this category we intend to deal with our visits to different airfields in the course of years staying outside the gates and fences , being certain that there would be lots of flying-activities , because Air Shows were organized , squadron-rotations or exercises were taking place et cetera. All these air events were publicly announced in advance.
This category is under construction. A great deal of the pictures that will be shown here will be transferred from the other aircraft-spotting category , now called “by lucky chance“.
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.
On July 5th , 1968 Hans went to Royal Air Force Station Wildenrath , a few miles across the Dutch-German border . He positioned himself near the landing-approach lights and awaited the aircraft and helicopters that were to arrive to attend the two Open Days that were planned there on the next two days.
In September 1988 it was 35 years ago that 306“reconnaissance“squadron of the K.Lu. came into operation.
In July 1987 Hans boarded the ferry-boat from Hook of Holland to Harwich with his car and after arrival in the U.K.he travelled to RAF Fairford.