100 years of Dutch airforce (KLu)

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  1. Marcel

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    #1 Marcel, Jun 16, 2013
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    The Dutch airforce is a century old and was celebrated at the Volkel airbase.
    I was with my two sons, so was not really there for the pictures, had to divide my attention between aircraft and my 4 year old son. I could not get real close to the runway with the boys as it was way to crowded (220,000 people visited the place). Still, I hope you enjoy my little selection of pictures I took.

    We got bad weather in the morning with heavy rain, but later in the morning it improved, the sun started to shine and I even got sun-burned.

    First: The Red Arrows, an Mi-24, a Dragon Rapide, Anson and Our Duke of Brabant (B-25) escoted by Prince Bernhard's Spitfire.
     

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    Next set: Dutch display team, F-16 and Apache helicopter, tankers, F-16's Apaches and Chinook.
     

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    Belgian F-16,
    Finish F-18,
    Frecce tricolore, the famous Italian aerobatics formation,
    Saab Grippen,
    Patrouile Swiss
    French Mirage 2000N's
    Dutch DC-10 tanker.

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    Great shots Marcel!
     
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    woah awesome pics!
     
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    Beaut pics Marcel, and great to see a 'Drag Rap' and 'Annie' back in the skies.
     
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    Looks like a great show to go along with great pics! I'm glad you guys still have that F-16 painted with the orange lion. That's up there with one of the best schemes of all time in my books.
     
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    I agree with Catch on that paint scheme! very cool airshow. 220,000 people!!! Thats a good size!!
     
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    I agree, I love the 2 x F-16's with the really cool painted bottoms.
     
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    I did not see the lion in the F-16 until I read Cory's post. I thought it was digital camo. :oops: Great stuff Marcel.

    Geo
     
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    Awesome pics Marcel! I'm a fan of the B-25 in that colour scheme. Oddly enough I'm reading a book about an Aussie groundcrew member of 18 squadron at the moment, coolness :)
     
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    Echo that!

    Congratulations to the Dutch Air Force on their centenary!

    Btw, New Zealand received it's first military aircraft 100 years ago this year too: A Bleriot XI-2 named 'Britannia'. Received as a gift from Britain to encourage military aviation in NZ, It failed to win authorities over and was offered back to the RFC when WW I broke out.
    Only 10 years later did we finally establish the 'New Zealand Permanent Air Force' (NZPAF) - renamed RNZAF in 1937.
     
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    Yup, with all the jet-violence, the Rapide was the star of the show in my book. I don't fancy that crossing-around-with-your-hair-on-fire, my heart lies with the props.

    Way too much. Took me 2,5 hours only to get of the parking lot.But well, anything for the kids ;)


    Which second do you mean? The Belgian one?

    btw, the tail paintings were great, too:
     

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    Marcel, for someone who was "no there for pictures" you did a damn fine job! To me, you have some serious camera skills brother! One question: Who brought the HIND?
     
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    Not Hungarian in any case Jim. Could be Slovak?
     
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    great shots Marcel
     
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    :oops: thanks.
    Well, normally I would have gotten up to the flight-line, to get the real killer shots. And on a day like these I usually make around 800 pics. Now I only got a 150 or so, mainly keeping an eye on Kiran, 4 years old, playing at my feet. I was also rather far away, all the way at the back, where it was less crowded. I'm glad my lens is rather good. And my flare-shots quite often missed the mark, because of distraction.

    The Mi-24 was from the Czech republic.
     
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    Cheers Marcel -thought so afterwards!
     
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    Gefeliciteerd KLu! Nice pictures Marcel, thanks for sharing them!
     
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    Very nice Marcel; from your pics it looks like it was a good show. :)
     
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