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Low Approach is a small team of enthusiastic photographers with the same passion for aviation. On the homepage you can find news about our projects and the latest reports published on our website. Please have a look at the menu above for all the events we did in the past.

We hope you enjoy our work and bring our website a visit as it will be updated regularly with stunning photo reports.


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Latest reports:

Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 NEW REPORT


During the weekend of the second week of July the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) was once again held at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, England.

Like each year the airshow is built up around a special theme. In 2017 this theme was the 70th anniversary of the United States Air Force (USAF) and they definitely succeeded. The participating USAF aircraft that were present at RIAT was the biggest show up since the sequestration hit the military back in 2013.read more

The International Hot-air Balloon Festival Château-d’Oex 2018 NEW REPORT


The International Hot-air Balloon Festival at Château-d’Oex has, over the course of the last 40 years, become a top event for the whole region and even well beyond. In 1979 the Tourist Office, partnered by Hans Büker , arranged the first International Hot-air Balloon Week, with 12 balloons from 5 countries taking part. The innovative event introduced people in Switzerland and abroad to Château-d’Oex ...read more  

Museo del Aire, Cuatro Vientos 2017 


As a part of our Low Approach spotting trip to Madrid during the month of May 2017 we also visited the Museo del Aire at Cuatro Vientos. This museum is the official collection of historic aircraft once used in the Spanish Air Force.

Military aviation in Spain started in 1909 when Colonel Pedro Vives Vich and Captain Alfredo Kindelan visited several European countries to investigate the potential of various aircraft for a possible military use. As a result a civil National Aviation School, Escuela National de Aviación, was created in 1910. A short time later this civil institution became militarized under the name Aeronáutica Española...read more

Temps des Hélices, La Ferté Alais 2017 


In the first weekend of June the well-known 'Temps des Hélices' show was organized on the airfield of La Ferté Alais just south of Paris in France. Unfortunately the weather forecast was not very good on the Saturday. In the morning it was dry with some very short spells of sunshine, but when the flying activity started also rain made its appearance. In the beginning small showers, but around 1630 hrs the showers transformed in some very heavy rain, forcing the organization to end the flying around 1700 hrs, so several announced participants remained firmly on the ground. As always the show was opened by a duo of local aircraft, but this year there was a small change...read more

35 years NATO E-3A, Geilenkirchen 


After months of rumors, additions and cancellations of possible participating air forces and aircraft the day was finally there. On the 30th of June the NATO Air Base at Geilenkirchen organized a spottersday the day before the Open Door weekend to celebrate their 35th anniversary since the start of the E-3A Sentry operations.

To participate at the spottersday you had to register yourself through a known spotters group. Upon arrival there was a little queue so that the guards could check if the identity matched with the received registered spotters. Once inside the spotters were guided towards the...read more

The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum 


Patuxent River Naval Air Station in the state of Maryland was officially commissioned in April 1943 and under the influence of the Second World War and the Cold War grew rapidly into one of the US Navy major locations due to its close location on the US East Coast. In addition, in the late fifties the station became the center of Naval testing with the creation of the US Navy Test Pilots School in 1958 and the Weapon Systems Test Division in 1960. To this day 'Pax River' is, together with NAWS China Lake on the West Coast, the principal location where new naval...Read More

Meeting Aérien Cazaux 12 June 2005 


In 2005 the Armée de l'Air organized four Meetings Aérien which were held at the airbases from Luxeuil, Tours, Istres and Cazaux. The meeting at Cazaux was visited by Edwin on June 11th and 12th and turned out afterwards to be a very nice event.


Base Aérienne 120 "Commandant Marzac", located southwest of Bordeaux, is an extremely large airbase with very poor spotter facilities. With an exercise area on the northside and a lake on the southside from the runway it's very difficult to take decent pictures from outside the airbase. The spotters day and open door was a unique... Read More

Tactical Weapons Meet Florennes 2017 


Between June 7th and 16th the Tactical Weapons Meet was held at Florennes airbase. This exercise was created as part of the 1st Squadron “Stingers” centenary which is based at Florennes. The squadron was created in 1917 during WWI, from then on also the squadron’s emblem, the thistle was being used. The emblem itself was designed by André De Meulemeester, and later re-designed by Willy Coppens, both WWI aces.


To commemorate this centenary the squadron was given permission to paint one of the 2nd Wing’s F-16’s in their squadron markings... Read More

70 Years Florennes Air Base (Belgium) 2017 






On Friday 22/09/2017 I was invited at Florennes Air Base in Belgium for the celebration of their 70th anniversary. Only for this occasion a local F-16 (FA 135) got a special tail which was already removed after one flight on Monday 25/09/2017. Also present in the little static exposition were a Mirage 5BA, F-84F Thunderstreak and a B-Hunter UAV...Read More

Green Blade / Pegasus 2012 Kleine-Brogel Airbase 


Between September 18th and October 5th, 2012 Belgium was the host nation for a multinational helicopter exercise called “ Green Blade / Pegasus “. Kleine-Brogel Airbase served as a Deployed Operating Base for both exercises Green Blade and Pegasus. Green Blade was the fifth helicopter training exercise in a row organized since 2009 by the Helicopter Exercise Program (HEP) while Pegasus is a Special Forces exercise from different countries.

About fifteen helicopters from three different countries arrived at Kleine Brogel on Monday 17 September to participate. Belgium...Read More