USS Alabama Memorial Park, November 2013June 29, 2014 | Frank
The USS Alabama is a retired battleship that is now docked in a bay near the city of Mobile, Alabama.
Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola (FL) November 2013March 29, 2014 | Frank
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.
Air Force Armament Museum, Florida November 2013February 8, 2014 | Frank
The Air Force Armament Museum in Florida exhibits aviation warfare armament (bombs, rockets, missiles), as well as the platforms that are being used to fire resp. drop them. In this report we of course focus on the latter: on the aircraft that the museum displays.
National Air and Space Museum, Washington D.C., May 2012July 17, 2013 | Frank
The Smithsonian Institution is a group of museums (located mainly in Washington DC) that covers areas such as art, natural history, biology, etc.
New England Air Museum, CT USA, May 2012March 10, 2013 | Frank
In May 2012 Frank was in the New England Air Museum, one of the largest aviation museums in the Connecticut area.
Base Visit Koksijde (Belgium), January 11th,1977November 4, 2012 | Frank
Frank visited Koksijde to report on the BAF 40th Squadron Heli (at that time equipped with 4 HSS-1/S-58 helicopters, three Alouette IIIs and five Sea King Mk.48’s); the Sea Kings had been delivered to Koksijde in November of the previous year. Another part of the field housed the storage center of the Belgian Air Force. Present there in January ’77 were about 20 C-119s, some C-47 Dakotas, Pembrokes and DC-6s. All the Pembrokes were stored in a hangar; they were in a splendid condition and sold somewhat later to various civil customers.
Ypenburg (NL), NATO Helicopter Rescue Meet, May 28th, 1970November 3, 2012 | Hans 2
From 25 to 29 May 1970 the fourth NATO Helicopter Rescue Meet was organized at the former R.Neth.AF base Ypenburg near The Hague. Hans was invited on the 28th of May to make a photo-report and his pictures are shown in this gallery. The competition brought together rescue-delegations from 7 countries and the winner of the Henri Dunant trophy proved to be the Royal Air Force -team , flying Westland Whirlwind-helicopters. (see also our gallery on the 1972 Heli Meet , then taking place at Lee-On-Solent , U.K.!) (special thanks to Mr. N. Larsen)
Beauvechain (Belgium) Airshow, June, 1972October 24, 2012 | Hans & Frank
In 1972 the Belgian Air Force organized its annual airshow at Beauvechain AB on 24 and 25 June. Here’s a nostalgic report by Hans and Frank.
Beauvechain Airshow (Belgium), June 27 – 28, 1970October 24, 2012 | Hans & Frank
In the seventies the Belgian Air Force organized great annual airshows (they still do, by the way). The 1970 show at Beauvechain AB was remarkable because of the very active presence of 5 Starfighters of the Royal Danish Air Force. Next to that the static provided an extensive overview of the Belgian Air Force of those days.