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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

Spotted in Belgium

October 19, 2019 |

Photography in Belgium near military airfields and outside the gates and fences was not allowed for decades. The pictures in this gallery represent a selection , taken by the authors in Belgium as aircraft-spotters from 1967 to 1971 .

 

Moreover some pictures of Belgian Air Force aircraft are included taken at unknown dates and locations  (unless mentioned ) in Belgium or elsewhere within air base enclosures during military base visits or military open days.

 

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Best Hit Weapons Meet 1972, Larissa, Greece

May 22, 2019 | 3

BEST HIT was a NATO competition in which the air forces of Italy, Greece and Turkey took part ( together with a joint “guest-team” assembled from USAFE´s 401 Tactical Fighter Wing ,Torrejon, Spain and  U.S. Navy squadrons VA-15 and VA-87 , while on deployment to the aircraft carrier USS Roosevelt  in the Mediterranean Sea) Read More

Wiesbaden (G) USAFE Armed Forces Day , May 18th , 1969

May 22, 2018 | 1

It was raining and pouring when a group of Dutch aircraft-spotters (Hans was one of them) arrived at Wiesbaden Air Base , Germany on May 18th , 1969. The group was coming from Frankfurt-Rhein. Main AB (see other picture gallery) and intended to be present during an Armed Forces Day at this air transport and communications facility., organized by USAFE.

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Spotting at Eindhoven (NL)

October 27, 2017 |

Eindhoven was the city where the authors both grew up and became “real” aircraft-spotters at the nearby air base. They made many pictures there throughout the years often under difficult circumstances ! This gallery contains a selection of these “blood, sweat and tears”-pics taken at Eindhoven (NL). The Eindhoven based Thunderstreaks are not in this gallery, but all in one seperate album. Note that in the 60/70ties Eindhoven AB also had a Base-Flight with Lockheed T-33’s,Harvards etc. You will find some pictures of these aircraft in this gallery.

A few images taken in more recent years are incorporated as well. Eindhoven now houses the transport fleet of the RNethAF (pics are in gallery named “KLu aircraft”).

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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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Spotting at Leeuwarden (NL)

July 22, 2017 |

For the first time Hans visited Leeuwarden AB (NL) as an aircraft-spotter in August 1967. In later years he came back several times. Needless to say it never was easy to picture aircraft in their landing-pattern and at other locations outside the fences !

Also in the case of announced squadron-rotations it was not certain beforehand if there would be any flying-activities on the day he chose to be present .

 

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Museo dell Aviazione, June 2014

November 8, 2014 |

In June 2014 Frank visited the Museo dell Aviazione in Italy.

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RAF Greenham Common , U.K. , July 23rd, 1983 (International Air Tattoo)

October 4, 2014 |

On July 23rd , 1983 Scramble Tours organized a one day return trip to what is known as the biggest Air Show event in Europe : the International Air Tattoo at RAF Greenham Common , U.K.

Hans joined the travel-group and took to the air in NLM City Hopper’s Fokker F-28 Fellowship PH-CHN for a flight from Amsterdam AP (Schiphol) to Southampton , U.K. and onwards by touring car to destination.

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Auto & Technik Museum , Sinsheim (G) , 1989

August 5, 2014 |

In Sinsheim, Southern Germany , not far from the Speyer Museum (see elsewhere on our website) , the Auto & Technik Museum is located. Hans paid a short visit there on August 24th , 1989.

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