Nordholz - 30-08-2022 - The hunt for scooters

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Nordholz - 30-08-2022 - The hunt for scooters

Post by Krazy »

With the Top Aces operating from Nordholz and RWY 08 in use, I gave it a shot, hoping to catch as many A-4s as possible. Especially the TA-4 was still on the wishlist. Spoiler: it still is.. That one flew the day after. Can't have it all.

The Top Aces use a hangar on the (civil) airport side, and everything that will fly is being towed out on the platform. Easy to reach, and no problems taking a few pictures:
ImageTop Aces flightline
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The local MFG5 'flightschool' also operates from this platform, and it departed for one of many of its circuits when I was taking a look.
ImageD-HTMG EC-135 MFG5

The helicopters of MFG5 don't use the runway much, most go direct towards their platform. Most go right over your head on the parking lot near RWY08, and are hard to take pictures of. I got a few exceptions.
Image83+09 Lynx MFG5

Image89+65 Sea King Mk.88 MFG5

The Bundespolizei came and took a look, doing an approach using RWY08, followed by one on RWY26.
ImageD-HMNV AS332 Bundespolizei

Nordholz also has two types of aircraft. The Do-228 and the P-3C, both belonging to MFG3. The 60+06 flew a local training mission
Image60+06 P-3C MFG3

And on to the stars of the show for me. In the morning 3 A-4s and an Alpha Jet flew. In the afternoon, the A-4 532 joined the party
ImageC-FGZE/495 A-4 Top Aces

ImageC-FGZD/367 A-4 Top Aces

ImageC-FGZH/534 A-4 Top Aces

ImageC-FGZO/532 A-4 Top Aces

Last but not least, one of the Alpha Jets from Top Aces:
ImageC-GFTO/038 Alpha Jet Top Aces

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Bram
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Re: Nordholz - 30-08-2022 - The hunt for scooters

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Nice ones Bram, well done 👍

Cheers, Jan
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Re: Nordholz - 30-08-2022 - The hunt for scooters

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Nice pictures Bram! Thanks for sharing.
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seahawk12 wrote: 04 Sep 2022, 20:37 Nice pictures Bram! Thanks for sharing.
janneman36 wrote: 04 Sep 2022, 19:02 Nice ones Bram, well done 👍

Cheers, Jan
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Re: Nordholz - 30-08-2022 - The hunt for scooters

Post by SBGrad »

A-4s were front line aircraft fighting from Yankee Station over 50 years ago! It's always cool seeing WAY older military aircraft. When I saw some ex-Kiwi Scooters flying for Draken a couple years ago at Red Flag I felt like I was seeing live dinosaurs. Good job catching these.
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