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Aircraft types 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 (pictures numbered 38-47 , 59-74 and possibly also 7 and 29)

 

Moreover some pictures of Belgian Air Force aircraft are included – kindly supplied by Gijs and belonging to his collection  – taken at unknown dates and locations  (unless mentioned ) in Belgium or elsewhere within air base enclosures during military base visits or military open days (pictures numbered 2 -8 ; 10-22 ; 24-37)

 

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Wrecks&Relics (2011-today)

October 17, 2019 |

This gallery features pictures of aircraft that have been disposed of or preserved in one way or another; the airframes depicted here (gate-guards, monuments, eye-catchers, etc.) are photographed in the years 2011 onward. Airframes pictured in earlier years are in a separate gallery. Note that some of the aircraft portrayed here are no longer present at the given location.

W&R portrayed in the USA are dealt with in a separate gallery (also in this album “Preserved Aircraft”).

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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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WARBIRDS: Solenzara Airshow (F), May 2015

May 25, 2015 |

On 29 and 30 May 2015 an airshow was organized at Solenzara. Ventiseri/Solenzara is an airbase of the Armee de l’Air (French Air Force), situated on the island of Corsica. The airshow featured a number of interesting warbirds, as depicted here:

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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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Warbirds at Kleine Brogel, September 2014

October 31, 2014 |

The Belgian Air Force organized at big Open Day/Airshow at Kleine Brogel on 13-14 September 20, with a Spottersday on the 12th.

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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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Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola (FL) November 2013

March 29, 2014 |

On the premises of the huge Pensacola Naval Air Station (home of a.o. the demonstration team of the US Navy – the Bue Angels) is the NNAM, a museum that deals with the aviation legacy of both the US Navy, USMarines and Coast Guard.

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Ailes Anciennes Toulouse, September 2013

October 1, 2013 |

The Musee Aeronautique Ailes Anciennes is in the French city of Toulouse and has over 50 aircraft on display. The planes vary in the shape they are: some are fully restored and painted in original colours, while others seem to have been standing in the outside for over 50 years. Frank visited the “Ancient Wings” Museum early september 2013.

 

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Exhibits

September 8, 2013 | 1

This gallery is to portrait preserved aircraft (not airworthy),  that are used in “travelling” exhibitions, or museum aircraft that are presented to the public on the static show of an airshow/open day.

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