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Oostmalle – Zoersel (Belgium) Warbirds Fly-in, August 20th, 2011

October 23, 2012 |

Zoersel/Oostmalle is a disused NATO airbase in Belgium (near Antwerp). It houses a small but very enthusiastic aero club and this club (called APCK) has a great track record when it comes to organizing warbird airshows. Although there were no fast jets participating this year it was a fantastic event; Frank was among the visitors and his pictorial report starts here.

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WARBIRDS: Kleine Brogel (B) Spotters Day, September 18th, 2009

October 23, 2012 |

In September 2009 Kleine Brogel hosted the annual Tiger Meet; spotters were allowed to observe the flying activities on September 18th. Coincidently in the weekend following the nearby Sanicole/Helchteren Airshow was to take place; a number of warbirds that were to perform at Sanicole were temporarily based at KB , so Hans and Frank took the opportunity to take some pictures of them!

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Florennes AB (Belgium) , Open Day , June 21st, 1975

October 19, 2012 |

In 1975 the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon  , at the time a brand new jet aircraft design from the U.S.A. ,  made a European Tour to interest potential customers

This YF-16A was also part of the exhibition during the (rainy) Open Day at Florennes Air Base , Belgium on June 21st , 1975 , visited by Hans and Frank.

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Airshow Brustem-St.Truiden (Belgium), June 27th, 1965

October 18, 2012 |

The 1965 (June 27th) Airshow at Brustem-St.Truiden AB, Belgium was the very first aviation-event attended by Hans (except for the Open Day at Eindhoven AB in 1963, of which he has no pictures available). The photos in this gallery are of very poor quality , taken as they were with very simple camera-equipment, but nevertheless worth while showing. They give you a sense of long ago…!

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