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a/c spotting during arrival days & other certain activities

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 . This was especially the case when there were Open Days being organized but also when facilities were offered to spotters outside the base during international exercises.
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Volkel AB (NL), August 31st ,2000 (Arrivals for Open Days) (NEW!)

January 19, 2020 |

August 31st , 2000 was a busy day for all personnel at Volkel AB , the Netherlands because lots of aircraft were arriving in preparation for the Open Days that were organised there.

The many aircraft-spotters present were gathered to … Read More

Naval Air Station Valkenburg , NL , June 6th , 1992(departures Open Day) (NEW!)

January 18, 2020 |

The days before and after a military aviation event such as an Open Day always attract many plane spotters and photographers , because of the participating aircraft arriving and departing on those days.

As an aircraft-spotter Hans visited the Dutch … Read More

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

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

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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RAF Wildenrath (G) , July 5th , 1968 (arrivals for 50 Years R.A.F. Open Days)

January 13, 2018 |

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.

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Spotting at Volkel (NL) , September 15th , 1988 ( 35 years 306 squadron , K.Lu.)

November 10, 2017 |

In September 1988 it was 35 years ago that 306“reconnaissance“squadron of the K.Lu. came into operation.

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Spotting at RAF Fairford , U.K. July 1987 (International Air Tattoo)

September 12, 2017 |

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.

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