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by Ergo01
26 Mar 2008, 09:47
Forum: Aviation Photos - Thematic & non-actual
Topic: some old 80's pics of Soesterberg AB.
Replies: 1173
Views: 530460

Central Enterprise

Base closures have started more than 30 years ago. USAF units started returning to CONUS in the sixties. They came back every year in fall to take part in a big exercise REFORGER (REturn of FOrces to GERmany). Later this was moved to spring and renamed Central Enterprise, and other countries took pa...
by Ergo01
25 Mar 2008, 20:10
Forum: Aviation Photos - Thematic & non-actual
Topic: some old 80's pics of Soesterberg AB.
Replies: 1173
Views: 530460

Squadron rotation canadian style

In 1980 or 81, after the TAM80 at Ramstein (where participants carried a letter to facilitate recognition of who got good or bad points) there was an exchange between 32 TFS and 1 CAG at Baden-Solingen. This happened rather unexepectedly. Getting there in the morning we wondered how many. Two appear...
by Ergo01
24 Mar 2008, 10:42
Forum: Aviation Photos - Thematic & non-actual
Topic: some old 80's pics of Soesterberg AB.
Replies: 1173
Views: 530460

Another Starfighter

The dates, the years are getting a little mixed up when you get older. For me everything after 1970 is blurry. Luckily the Soesterberg sixties are covered already quite well on the Internet. This one is from October 1975, says the Kodachrome frame. There was a two-seater as well, and we hope see one...
by Ergo01
23 Mar 2008, 10:51
Forum: Aviation Photos - Thematic & non-actual
Topic: some old 80's pics of Soesterberg AB.
Replies: 1173
Views: 530460

Lechfeld visitors

December 1975 was a good month for visitors. JB32 Starfighters were a rare sight in those days.
There's more to come
Image
by Ergo01
22 Mar 2008, 21:25
Forum: Aviation Photos - Thematic & non-actual
Topic: some old 80's pics of Soesterberg AB.
Replies: 1173
Views: 530460

Generations

Hi Ernesto, Even those old Italians can be improved quite well, as I learned. For a younger generation: this is an Italian F104G (as can be recognized by the sound of the engines). It is carrying an Orpheus photo pod (NL product from a long time back!!). Soesterberg late 70-ties. We both have sons t...
by Ergo01
22 Mar 2008, 20:33
Forum: Aviation Photos - Thematic & non-actual
Topic: some old 80's pics of Soesterberg AB.
Replies: 1173
Views: 530460

Camouflage

During the late 70-ties, early 80-ties there were C-23 Sherpas in service with USAFE. These were used used for mail transport, but to transport engines as well. Not a big success, but -mind you, different- C-23s are of of good use in Asia nowadays. The Sherpas were from two series, each carried the ...
by Ergo01
22 Mar 2008, 19:53
Forum: Aviation Photos - Thematic & non-actual
Topic: some old 80's pics of Soesterberg AB.
Replies: 1173
Views: 530460

Perfect camouflage

ILS system checks nowadays are done by civilian companies. Some time ago (for some readers this was before you were born) checks were done by military a/c. For some reason this Sabreliner was camouflaged, to be protected against the EHSB background. http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk4/hansderee/A...
by Ergo01
22 Mar 2008, 11:41
Forum: Aviation Photos - Thematic & non-actual
Topic: some old 80's pics of Soesterberg AB.
Replies: 1173
Views: 530460

Struggling with the numbers

Conversion from analogue to digital sometimes seems to be an uphill battle. Thanks Henk for the introduction and support, but now I'm on my own. Skywarriors were present at Soesterberg in fall, winter 1975/1976. So it stretches the subject of the thread, but this won't hurt anyone I hope. There's mo...
by Ergo01
29 Feb 2008, 20:09
Forum: Ramstein
Topic: Ramstein (ETAR/RMS) - 2008
Replies: 915
Views: 176299

No flowers this spring

Our first surprise was that the flower shop had disappeared and parking space was blocked with concrete blocks. A bit further there is a space for two, three cars. Luckily there was little spotters'interest on 27 and 28 th february. There was a lot of police movement. Very kind people. Do always hav...
by Ergo01
29 Feb 2008, 19:50
Forum: Spangdahlem
Topic: Spangdahlem (ETAD/SPM) - 2008
Replies: 483
Views: 124149

Numbers

In this thread I have seen people begging for LOGS so here they come. 27 feb 0900-1200 F16: 90-829 ('22FS'), 90-818, 91-340, 91-344 all red 92-918, 91-417 both blue A10: 2 did not return before noon C-17: 00179, 80049 both 62AW 90168, 00172 both AK C5: 70036 Travis 28 feb 1700 C17 91182 437AW 00172 ...
by Ergo01
06 Jan 2008, 14:11
Forum: Spangdahlem
Topic: Spangdahlem (ETAD/SPM) - 2008
Replies: 483
Views: 124149

Falcon pregnancy problems

Funny story. We decided to pass by Spangdahlem Friday on the way back from Ramstein. At 1640 the landing lights were turned on, so we thought the two F-16 would be landing in a few minutes. Nothing of the kind. At 1715 the lights went out again. It was dark and time to go home. There are some issues...
by Ergo01
26 Dec 2007, 19:39
Forum: Aviation Photo Forum
Topic: KBOS 15 Dec 2007
Replies: 5
Views: 2193

English

Hi Jerrie,
QTE
I was 3 month in Boston for improve my English skills
UNQTE
More than five mistakes in your text, which means "onvoldoende"
You must go back for improvement.
Pics are OK.
by Ergo01
05 Dec 2007, 10:01
Forum: Spotting Belgium & Luxembourg
Topic: Florennes (EBFS) - 2007
Replies: 301
Views: 34230

F16D AV

Just to avoid confusion.
Last wednesday (28 nov) F16D AV 90-796 visited the TLP. It landed before the launch and departed a few hours later, and did not come back.
by Ergo01
25 Nov 2007, 21:16
Forum: Aviation Photos - Thematic & non-actual
Topic: "spotters archive soesterberg"
Replies: 518
Views: 254578

Drunks

It is no wonder that many EHSB pictures from this era are out of focus.
This gives a slighly bad impression on the hobby as illustrated in other threads where plane spotters express their political views.
by Ergo01
25 Nov 2007, 19:06
Forum: Spotting Belgium & Luxembourg
Topic: Florennes (EBFS) - 2007
Replies: 301
Views: 34230

reading and posting

Alex (roodhuid) and others who might have been present on friday,
We are curious to see your LOG.
Did you see the missing Tornado GR4 serial?