Category Archives: spottersday

Phantom Phly-out Wittmund AB

The end of June 2013 will be the end for the classic F-4F Phantom II in German service. A spottersday was organized at Wittmund AB in Ost-Frisia to have a up-and-close personal view on these birds for the last time in operational service. Unfortunately, the weather didn’t cooperate.

 

 

 

Eindhoven / Market Garden spottersday

Every year the Market Garden operation which was set to liberate Holland during the 2nd World War in 1944 is remembered with a para-drop from several classic and new military cargoplanes. Eindhoven airbase was the temporary homebase for these planes. Thanks to the Gilze-Rijen Aviation Society GVR Aviation was able to photograph the particapting planes on the Eindhoven tarmac.

 

Gilze-Rijen spottersday 2012

The Gilze-Rijen Aviation Society is a very active spotting group which organizes a spottersday each year. Due to its good relation with the Dutch airforce (KLu) and other airforces it is able to attract a multitude of interesting visitors to this airbase. All photo’s were made under excellent conditions at the eastern end of the runway the 29th of August 2012.

Tiger Meet 2011 Cambrai AB

2011 was the 50th anniversary of the NATO Tiger Meet. Cambrai France was the place to be during two weeks in May and despite the current operations in Lybia which put a strain on some members, there was still quite a lot to see. Big setback was the weather, grey on grey all day with only the oocasional tiger tail to spice up things a bit..

 

NATO Tiger meet 2009

Kleine Brogel was again scene of one of the military aviation highlights of the year. The resident 31 Squadron was host of the NATO Tiger Meet and organized a spottersday on the 18th of September.

Weather was perfect and so were the participants who flew two missions during the day. Also participants of the nearby Sanicole airshow attended.

Farewell Soesterberg AB!

The 12th of November 2008 marked the final farewell of the oldest airbase in The Netherlands and the cradle of Dutch military aviation. As of this day activities at this airbase seized and was officially handed over to civilian authorities. Luckily some flying was still carried out and in style!