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D-day Eindhoven

6 june 2021

 

The 6 of june, D-Day remembrance, it because a habit for the USAF to visit Eindhoven with C-130's. 
Photoed them in not to great conditions (gray-on-gray) and had to walk back home due to a flat tire on my bike...

Russian transport II

1 june 2021

 

An Il-76 came to pick up medical goods for Suriname.

Not in the mood to catch it landing, I got it the day after. Thx to Bart for the tip!

Best of... Posters

Posters

Part I

 

Every now and then I select a few of my photos to hang on my wall. I try to make my selection as diverse as possible, always using 20x30cm as format.

This is part 1 of that selection. 

 

British day

11 may 2021

 

Four British Apaches would do a fuel stop at my home base. Thanks to Marco I was able to catch their arrival. To my surprise they were even Longbow Apaches!

It was also the last day of the Spitfire flying from Eindhoven. I was hoping I would catch this one too, and so I did.

Blast from the Past

An-225 visits Eindhoven

27 oktober 2005

 

 

Finally after a cancellation, the biggest plane in the world visits Eindhoven. They even opened the old closed restaurant to get a better view on the runway. All pics made from there.

The landing, and the next day very early, the take off. What a beast!

 

One picture made it even to the frontpage of a famous Dutch newssite.

 

Blast from the Past

Frisian Flag

28 september 2005

 

Train and bus to Leeuwarden, to make my first photo's with a digital camera.

 

Canadian visit II

20 april 2021

 

More Canadians!

A C-17 Globemaster (CC-177) would visit my homebase today. Also another Canadian bird had arrived earlier, this time in the 'old' white colors.

I made an arrangement with work to catch the landing during work hours. 

The Belgian F-16 was a nice bonus. 

 

Russian transport

18 april 2021

 

On this Sunday a civil Russian Ilyushin Il-76 transport plane was planned. This one still has the old engines which make the nice howling sound (and smoke).

I also managed to finally get the 'T-057', the tanker I still had not photographed.

A sunny day, perfect weather to go out and detour a bit by bike (which I did).

 

Canadian visit

13 april 2021

 

And then a Canadian Airforce bird came by. I went straight out of work to get this one with the phone camera. The quality was so bad, I decided to catch it with my real camera the next morning before work. Very very early...

 

101 CAB goes home

15, 16 & 17 march 2021

 

That time again, the replacement of the US Army Division in Europe. And as usual, Eindhoven is a fuel / nightstop for the choppers. This time I knew the dates beforehand, so I took a week off of work.

 

The first day, march 15th, the first few flights would arrive late in the afternoon. It became early in the evening, so only one flight was shot because of the light conditions.

A few Dutch helicopters plus the recovery of the Hercules made the wait a bit bearable.

 

March 16th, I arrived just in time to see the A109s from the Belgium airforce leave.
A lot more choppers had arrived. It was a bit of a come and go this day.
Again, the weather was not fantastic, including a very chilly wind.

 

Wednesday 17 march. I got a meet with my parents, finally. No plans to go spotting.

 

Then out of nowhere, Bart texted me "multiple F-16's at Eindhoven!"  Say what?

 

So I raced to the field again! it would be my first fighterjets in more than a year. 

And I hoped to get a Apache Longbow flying as well.

Besides the weather (showers and a very chilly wind again) it was a perfect day for me.