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National Military Museum ,Soesterberg (NL)

December 17, 2019 |

Until 2008 Soesterberg Air Base , the Netherlands  was in use by the KLu. and in that year the base was closed for operational flying activities.The American 32nd “Wolfhounds“ squadron already disbanded back in 1994.

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Koksijde Air Base , Belgium ,July 6th , 1991 (Open Day) (NEW !)

November 18, 2019 |

In July 1991 Hans paid a two-day visit to Koksijde at the Belgian coast (one overnight stay included). Primarily he visited nearby Koksijde Air Base both as an aircraft-spotter outside the fences (see elsewhere on the site) and to visit … 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

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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Kleine Brogel (Belgium) Open Day, June 28th, 1986

June 23, 2019 |

It was a very hot summer day when Kleine Brogel AB , Belgium , was open to the public on June 28th , 1986 ; this gallery shows some of the pictures made by Hans and Frank .

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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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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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Soesterberg Air Base , June 6th , 1990 (Aircraft Spotter’s Event)

November 7, 2014 |

Having received an invitation from the Base Commander and the C.O. 32nd Tactical Fighter Group , Hans went to Soesterberg Air Base  , where an aircraft spotters gathering was organized on June 6th, 1990.

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