Some old 80's pics of Volkel AB

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Some old 80's pics of Volkel AB

Post by Flyboy »

Given the succes of the old pictures of Soesterberg, I opened this thread for Volkel pictures.

Not that I was a frequent spotter allong the fence at Volkel AB, but I came across these pictures. I remember biking from Utrecht to a place near the airbase wher I stayed with relatives in order to go to the airbase.

I had a Pentax MG with a fixed 135mm F2.5 and a cheap converter. This shows on some of the pics, but gives a nice authentic old look. The date is 10 august 1983

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a four-ship of 312 sqn: the took of in pairs.

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Here you see the quality of the lenses (converter) these times.

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And two Mirage III's that were visiting that day.

That's it from me....
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Post by Leeuwarden »

If I can see correctley the second picture are two 104's with recce pod but without external tanks? That's rare!
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Post by Thermal »

I remember biking from Utrecht to a place near the airbase
:shock: :shock: :shock:


Anyway....looking at all the eye candy in the SSB thread I would say: "bring on the good stuff! Looking forward to it"
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Post by Redskin »

nice pictures
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Post by r.e.hendriks »

Ahh....I already liked the Soesterberg topic, but since I've been living near Volkel all my life, I can't wait to see some old shots.
I'm sure I missed a lot in my younger years. Below you'll find some really old pictures I took in my early years as spotter. During the CF-104 rotation I was only 8 years old :lol:
Unfortunately the quality is very bad, so srry for that. Hope you like them.

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In the eighties the Test Groep KLu used this F-16 as a testbed.

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Two of the CF-104's present at the squadron rotation in 1985.

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CT-133 visiting during the rotation with CF-104's.

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Mohawk of the US Army performing a fly by in 1987.

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Two Jaguars taking off during an exercise in 1989.

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These Zweibruchen Phantoms were also present that time.

Well, maybe in the near future I will scan some more/better pictures of this period.

Look forward to see all the pictures is this topic.

Best regards, Rob.
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Post by SuperHornet »

Always Nice to see old pictures!! 8)
Great topic!!
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Post by DJMikey »

Lovely topic about my 'homebase'!!! Suddenly the quality of the scanned pics isn't the most important thing anymore .. :lol:

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Notice the USAF-roundel still present at this Spanish AF F18.

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remember this:
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Post by Teejee »

nice to see the F14's and F18's at volkel
i was also there that day
when was this in 1989 ? i remember i went there on a saturdaymorning

my brother flew against the tomcats that week, he in a F16

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Post by P.Terlouw »

Being a Soesterberg spotter I did not visit Volkel much but I remember going there with a double rotation with RAF Phantoms and Spanish Mirage F1's. Unfortunately the weather was not that great that day....

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Post by r.e.hendriks »

Teejee wrote:nice to see the F14's and F18's at volkel
i was also there that day
when was this in 1989 ? i remember i went there on a saturdaymorning

my brother flew against the tomcats that week, he in a F16

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That was november 1992.......probably the best Volkit ever!!

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Post by Key »

Ah, I remember my first 'Spottersdag' very well. The weather was once again not-so-perfect, but even that had its advantages for the photos. Date is 22oct81.

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Some more tomorrow...

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Post by R.Snijders »

That was my first spottersday as well! They showed us some real low level flying that day. (it's real..)
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Post by Key »

Woohaa! Awesome shot!
I remember the pilot stopped by our group to ask for photos like this one, his action even surprised himself a bit... 8)

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Post by warthog64 »

one of the nicest F-104 shots ever seen..... :shock:

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