Volkel was host to the bi-annual Open Days of the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF or Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu)). Although the quantity was less than former editions, some nice pictures could be made. Star of the show was the JSF of which two Dutch and one Italian variant could be seen.
2013 marked the 100th anniversary of the Royal Netherlands Air Force. This was celebrated at Volkel airbase with a nice variety of participants and some very dynamic displays.
Nicely tucked in between the rolling hills of the German Eiffel lies Spangdahlem Airbase. This years Open House saw a classic lineup of U.S. fighter force with the A-10C as shining center of attention.
RNAS Yeovilton is home to a large fleet of Sea King and Lynx helcopters of the Royal Navy. This years Air Day was highlighted by a very dynamic role demonstration of the Royal Marines supported by Sea King and Lynx helicopters.
Day 2 (Monday 5th of July) saw the departure of most participants of the airshow. In a steady flow aircraft took the air. Meanwhile three Turkish Transalls came in to help gather the Turkish Stars stuff.
Waddington is home to the RAF’s ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition, and Reconnaissance) assets (flying and non-flying) and hosts an airshow each year. GVR Aviation was there and witnessed many highlights like the Vulcan, Turkish Stars and the Italian static F-16’s in their splendid colorschemes.
Again Denmark was visited to attend the Danish International airshow which was held at Skrydstrup AB. As the Kongelige Danske Flyvevaben (or Royal Danish Airforce) celebrated its 60th birthday some planes wore a special colourscheme. Due to backlight conditions the whole day photographing was challenging, but the amount of diversity in old (warbirds) and new (F-16’s, Merlins) material made the trip worth it.
The 2009 edition of the Klu’s Luchtmachtdagen was blessed with dry weather and sunny spells, but clouds prevented quality photography during the last hour of the flying display. Highlight was definately the display of The Vulcan XH558 which has been restored to flying status again after a lot of money and effort.
Every year one of the three Danish Main Operating Bases (Aalborg, Karup or Skrydstrup) organizes an airshow. The 2008 was organized by the Karup Helicopter Wing. Due to the excellent position along the runway and the sunny weather great images could be made.
Duxford is the place to be to experience WW2 legends like the Spitfire, Hurricane and Mustang. On the 27th of July their also was an airshow connected to the close ties between the UK and US. Due to the position of the sun and the fairly high position of the flying displays not all shots were satisfactory. Nevertheless a small collection is presented here.