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Warbirds at the Volkel Airshow, June 2013

June 23, 2013 |

The Royal Netherlands Air Force celebrated 100 years of military aviation in the Netherlands & 60 years of K.Lu. with two Open Days, 14&15 June; this event was featuring a lot of warbirds and a fair number of them are depicted in this report.

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Spotting at Volkel (NL)

June 19, 2013 |

During the Sixties Volkel (NL) was an airbase where photography was not easy; nevertheless the authors (Hans and Frank) managed to take some pictures during that period . Later on facilities to do so grew easier. This gallery contains a selection of the images we took at Volkel – mainly standing near the landing-lights waiting for the aircraft to come in.

Some pictures , made by Frank on Thursday , June 12th , 2013, are added to this gallery

This was the day prior to the Open Days of the KLu; Frank and Hans went to Volkel in an attempt to catch some of the arrivals for the airshow. The Open Day of 13 June is reported in a separate gallery.

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Warbirds at the Florennes 1975 airshow

February 10, 2013 |

At the Florennes Airshow (Belgium) on 21 June 1975, a couple of warbirds showed up as well: the Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane of the Battle-of-Britain Memorial Flight. There was also a Boeing B-17 present carrying a French civil registration. This aircraft became a “real” warbird in later years , painted in USAAF-colours. Hans and Frank were among the spectators.

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Brustem-St.Truiden Airshow (B), June 1971

December 20, 2012 |

The 1971  Belgian International Vliegmeeting took place at Brustem-St.Truiden AB on 19 and 20 June ; the weather could have been better on the 19th (many rainshowers!). H&F got special permission to take some pictures in the flight-line area; have a special look at the photos of the two members (Steve Nuyts & Palmer de Vlieger) of one of the most spectacular demoteams ever: The Slivers !

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Warbirds Fly-in Oostmalle-Zoersel (Belgium), August 17th, 2012

November 3, 2012 |

Here’s an impression of the 2012 Warbirds Fly-In/Photoflying Days at Zoersel/Malle Airfield in Belgium. The photos were taken on August 17.

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Warbirds at Cherrypoint (U.S.A.) Airshow, May 2012

November 3, 2012 |

The May 2012 MCAS Cherrypoint Air Show featured -next to many modern aircraft- a lot of warbirds: airworthy civilian aircraft that are painted to represent military planes from the past. A few highlights: the West Texas Wing of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) presented the world’s only flying example of the SB2C Helldiver. Also from the CAF was the P-51C Mustang of the Tuskegee Red Tail Squadron: the all African American 332d Fighter Group.

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Warbirds at Koksijde (Belgium) Airshow, July 7th, 2011

November 3, 2012 |

Belgium celebrated the 65th anniversary of its air force with an impressive airshow at Koksijde Air Base on 6 and 7 July 2011. The show also featured lot of warbirds that are presented in this gallery. Frank visited the show on Thursday 7 July.

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Warbirds at Beauvechain (Belgium) Airshow, September 1999

November 3, 2012 |

Some pictures of Warbirds that were present during the Open Day at Beauvechain in 1999 (all photos Copyright Frank Klaassen).

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Oostmalle-Zoersel (Belgium), Warbirds Airshow, June 23rd, 1996

November 3, 2012 |

This airfield in Belgium certainly is an eldorado for Warbirds-fans and 1996 was a year in which a great air show was organized there , not in the least because some former air force jets took part ! Especially interesting to watch were examples of the F-86 Sabre and the MIG 15 , once real opponents during the Korean War. Hans and Frank enjoyed their performance very much.

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Oostmalle-Zoersel (Belgium) Warbirds Airshow, September 4th, 1993

November 3, 2012 |

Hans and Frank went to Belgium in September 1993 to attend the traditional Warbirds Air Show that took place at Oostmalle Airfield.

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