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by Ergo01
21 May 2008, 19:39
Forum: Spotting Belgium & Luxembourg
Topic: Florennes (EBFS) - 2008
Replies: 709
Views: 64833

Todays mission

In order of departure:
F18 15-20
L-159 6070, 6050
Rafales 7-HW, 7-HI
F16 7239, 7262
F18 15-03, 15-26
AMX 51-25, 51-11
F4 68-504, 68-532
Mir 2000 4-BV/361, 4-BG/313, 4-CS/305, 4-CK/361
L-159 6058

Locals between 1115 and 1500:
FA109, 121, FB05, FA131, 71
FA61 went away and did not return.
by Ergo01
12 May 2008, 20:49
Forum: Spotting Germany
Topic: Geilenkirchen (ETNG/GKE) - 2008
Replies: 79
Views: 29268

Read your NOTAM

Arjan, Thijs and others,
Be aware of this NOTAM (and notice to spotters)
P2078/08 - AERODROME CLOSED DUE TO WIP ON RWY. 09 MAY 19:00 2008 UNTIL 13 MAY 12:00 2008.
(12:00 may be GMT, but 8 or 9 for arrival in the morning is highly unlikely)
by Ergo01
09 Apr 2008, 09:57
Forum: Aviation Photos - Thematic & non-actual
Topic: some old 80's pics of Soesterberg AB.
Replies: 1173
Views: 530471

RF4E

The date on the slide says MAR85. Those days we would find this a fairly uninteresting visitor.
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by Ergo01
07 Apr 2008, 19:54
Forum: Aviation Photos - Thematic & non-actual
Topic: some old 80's pics of Soesterberg AB.
Replies: 1173
Views: 530471

Huey

US Army also sent UH-1 sometimes. Not worth a posting, except for this one. The slide says JAN78.
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by Ergo01
06 Apr 2008, 19:33
Forum: Aviation Photos - Thematic & non-actual
Topic: some old 80's pics of Soesterberg AB.
Replies: 1173
Views: 530471

Chinook in the 70-ties

Just like the C-130 the CH-47 has a long history, being still in production after so many years. There was a time that US Army performed transport tasks for 32 FS. This one was seen on a winters day in January 1977.
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by Ergo01
05 Apr 2008, 20:30
Forum: Aviation Photos - Thematic & non-actual
Topic: some old 80's pics of Soesterberg AB.
Replies: 1173
Views: 530471

My C-9

Seen them before on this site, but redundancy is not a great offence I hope.
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by Ergo01
04 Apr 2008, 20:05
Forum: Aviation Photos - Thematic & non-actual
Topic: some old 80's pics of Soesterberg AB.
Replies: 1173
Views: 530471

Slow pace

I do one at a time. In the sixties we had C-131s twice a week, Medevac. Later on we had training flights of T-29s. In the 80-ties we had the occasional visit of the Mildenhall Navy hack.
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by Ergo01
02 Apr 2008, 11:48
Forum: Aviation Photos - Thematic & non-actual
Topic: some old 80's pics of Soesterberg AB.
Replies: 1173
Views: 530471

More RAF

As if it was only yesterday. The slide does not carry a date. These are XZ387/DN and XZ391/DP from 31 Sqn RAF Bruggen.
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by Ergo01
01 Apr 2008, 19:47
Forum: Aviation Photos - Thematic & non-actual
Topic: some old 80's pics of Soesterberg AB.
Replies: 1173
Views: 530471

RAF visitors

This Shackleton is an early AWACS mission aircraft. Wish I could listen to the noise of those engines again.
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by Ergo01
01 Apr 2008, 19:11
Forum: Aviation Photos - Thematic & non-actual
Topic: some old 80's pics of Soesterberg AB.
Replies: 1173
Views: 530471

USAF emergencies

Last year I witnessed a precautionary landing by an F15E at Soesterberg. Others in the past were an F-100 that collided with a TV-tower in Smilde. This Alabama F4 had a problem. The aim was to have him catch the heavy barrier, but he got stuck in the light one-for F5 class aircraft. This barrier was...
by Ergo01
31 Mar 2008, 21:36
Forum: Aviation Photos - Thematic & non-actual
Topic: some old 80's pics of Soesterberg AB.
Replies: 1173
Views: 530471

The end is near

March 1981, a JG74 F4. Now, 27 years later, they will be replaced.
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by Ergo01
30 Mar 2008, 20:04
Forum: Aviation Photos - Thematic & non-actual
Topic: some old 80's pics of Soesterberg AB.
Replies: 1173
Views: 530471

Heavy cargo

Who knows the logic of giving a C5 European 1 camouflage? It only works at EHSB. Don't know the date of this image, perhaps late 80-ties. First indication if incoming cargo aircraft was containers assembling at the end of rwy31. This lady, C5 serial 90011, came out of the showers. http://i276.photob...
by Ergo01
28 Mar 2008, 21:46
Forum: Aviation Photos - Thematic & non-actual
Topic: some old 80's pics of Soesterberg AB.
Replies: 1173
Views: 530471

One more for today

The 27 approach at EHSB sometimes creates a visual illusion causing aircraft coming in high. This C5 already passed 25% of the runway length. Luckily reverse thrust could compensate.
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by Ergo01
28 Mar 2008, 20:20
Forum: Aviation Photos - Thematic & non-actual
Topic: some old 80's pics of Soesterberg AB.
Replies: 1173
Views: 530471

Rare config?

This is the only occasion that I've seen an F15A/B/C/D flying with ECM-pod. I am sure someone knows type and make of the ALQ-?? pod onderneath this F15D. Not a perfect photo but it may be rare. This is from October 1986. And oh, I have a slide of CR007 but it must wait. It is rather dull. http://i27...
by Ergo01
27 Mar 2008, 19:40
Forum: Aviation Photos - Thematic & non-actual
Topic: some old 80's pics of Soesterberg AB.
Replies: 1173
Views: 530471

April 1981

32FS already said goodbye to their F4s. The end was nearing for 50FW F4s. They came to Soesterberg to act as drone carriers. This one was pictured after an early dawn mission. Too early for the brake chute retrievers, he carried his all the way to the shelter. http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk4/...