Twente (EHTW/ENS) 10-11-2012 [How the base does today]

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Twente (EHTW/ENS) 10-11-2012 [How the base does today]

Post by jeroenvn »

Good evening,

There are probably people on this forum who have seen active airbase Twente.
Especially for those people I have made some pictures, how it is to be in the year 2012.
I was in the neighborhood and thought let me take some pictures of the base

How to get close to the base? Follow the signs :D
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This is a hangar, I guess?
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One of the many shelters
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Overview of runway 29
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The spotters place of runway 24 is still there
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The famous benches for if anything was quieter
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Overview of the base
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Very old landing lights
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I have the base 1 time, when I was 13.
that was the open days of the Air Force
The weather was not really nice, but I did my best.

Gr. Bonzo (www.jeroenvannorden.nl)

P.S. The photos are not on my site
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this is/was the paint hangar
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Nice topic, some pictures i took in the summer of 2011

Hangar 11
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VVU para section
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313Sqn OPS building
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TWR view
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RWY lights (rwy24)
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Nice pictures!
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Post by Stephan Lodewijks »

Jaaa, love it!!! Nostalgic and sad at the same time. I didn't visit Twente all that much during my spotting carreer, but I loved looking through the monthly movements in Scramble Magazine. I recall Harrier GR.3/T.4's of the Gütersloh squadrons being frequent visitors to Twente. I also remember visiting Twente for the first time, being amazed about how close you could get to the runway and taxiway. Walking along the fence where 315 Sqn's F-16's did the last checks before entering runway 24. That was a VERY close view, you could feel the heat of the engines. 313 Sqn was still flying the NF-5 at that time in '86. Some 'CR' Eagles visited for approaches, I couldn't be happier. Great memories with my dad, mom and brother. 8)

I can only imagine what Twente's closure meant to the spotters that live close to the base. It changed your daily life, I guess. Who knows what will happen to Eindhoven's military status in the next years...

Regards,

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Post by mirage 69 »

It really changed my daily life.....
Working in shifts gave me the opportunity to visit almost daily (if I wanted to)
But with nice weather or planned visitors, I could go spotting a couple of hours.
On Twenthe or Hopsten with was within 45 minutes drive..but that is over.

I like to spot helicopters, so Bentlage was often the target the last 7 years...yes it's 7 years ago that 313 left the building!!
It's also 7 years ago that the phantom flyout took place at Hopsten...
Next year the CH-53's will leave Bentlage...again an airfield gone....

Hard times for spotters in the east....but with a little planning and info from yhe internet the hobby will go on!!

Looking forward for next year!!

Grtz Rene
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