Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Air Show in Volkel (Luchtmachtdagen)

I’ve just uploaded the fotos of the Luchtmacht Dagen 2009 in Volkel, North Brabant last June and here are some of my favourites:

KLM Boeing 737 (its a pity there is no close up of the plane as it is in retro as seen during the 1960s) escorted with fighter jets. Check out the Chinook with a jeep strapped hanging from it. I took these fotos from the road on the way to the air show.

Here is a F-16 ground display, and watchout, my cute little blonde nephew is ready for a big blast!

Synchronized acrobatic air acts. Countries that joined this show with demoteams: France, UK, Morocco, Spain, Turkey, Jordan, Belgium, Austria, Poland, Germany, Greece, Slovakia, USA and NATO too.

More fotos can be found here: Luchtmachtdagen 2009, Volkel – The Netherlands

Dutchman and I went there together with our little nephew. The organizers have transformed the nearby fields into a huge parking lot. It can be a challenge to find your car at the end of the day.

The event was a success! Glad everything went safely as it should be.

A lot of air show fans can still remember the Ramstein air show disaster in Germany years back when a jet fighter crashed into the crowd. In fact last Sunday during an air show again in the south of Germany, a plane doing acrobatics hit a car! Click HERE for the news. Luckily and unbelievably no one died! The pilot and the family inside the car suffered only minor injuries.

Click here for the website of the Royal Dutch Air Force (Koninklijke Luchtmacht)
Click here for Fotos from the Royal Dutch Air Force website

I will revisit this thread to add in some of the videos.


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