Welcome to the website of Low Approach.

 

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.

 

If you have any questions, suggestions or ideas, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email: info@lowapproach.be


Latest reports:

70th Anniversary Berlin Airlift – US Army Garrison Wiesbaden NEW REPORT

 

2019 marked the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings in Normandy, which resulted in the announcement of a large scale commemoration in and around Caen with the presence of a large amount (50 were announced) of Douglas C-47 Dakotas.  Unfortunately this coincided with my annual trip to the Temps des Hélices Airshow at La Ferté-Alais.   Initially I was a bit gutted about this, but when I discovered that on the Monday after La Ferté the flying armada would...read more


Vyauto Aviacijos Muziejos, Panavezys-Istros, Lithuania 

 

 

 

 

 

In July 2019 I spend a week in Lithuania and Latvia in which I was able to visit a number of aviation museums. The smallest museum I visited was the Vyauto Aviacijos Muziejos located at Istros airfield near Panavezys...read more


Low Approach Spottingtrip 2019 UK: RAF Lakenheath 

 

 

 

Our annual spottingtrip with Low Approach Aviation Photography took us to the UK in 2019 from 19th May until 25th May.  Various bases and museums were planned to visit, first we planned to pay a visit at the Imperial War Museum at Duxford, afterwards we were going to Lakenheath and Mildenhall and normally we also planned to go to Marham airbase...read more


Central museum of armed forces of the Russian federation 

 

On August 29th 2019, Alain, Levie and Tim visited the Central Museum of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in northern Moscow.

The museum displays the history and progress from the Soviet armed forces from the Russian Civil War (1917-1923) till the present day.

In this museum is a large collection of hardware that the Russians used throughout their military history. In this report we focus on the aviation side of the museum...read more


2020 Through the lens of the Low Approach members: Dirk Geuns

 

 

 

2020 what a strange year, just a few opportunities for spotting in this year, hardly any opportunities to practice our beautiful hobby together with other spotters in the way we love to do it. Covid-19 completely changed 2020 like we never imagined it. We were not allowed to leave the house for some time, the air shows were cancelled. Military exercises were either halted or were...read more 


2020 through the lens of the Low Approach members: Lien Lamberts

 

 

 

 

 

The first picture is from a F-16 that is taken while it lands at its homebase Kleine Brogel during a beautiful sunset. The picture is made in November...read more


2020 through the lens of the Low Approach members: Tim Van den Boer 

 

 

 

 

 

Due to the Coronavirus we couldn’t travel a lot, so I visited some places that I normally wouldn’t visit that quickly. One of those places is the GLV-5 in Eindhoven...read more


2020 through the lens of the Low Approach members: Levie Meykens 

 

 

 

 

Levie is the next to show us his selection from 2020. Levie visited some airfields in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany and made his selection of 5 pictures from these countries...read more


2020 through the lens of the Low Approach members: Edwin Huskens 

 

 

 

 

 

Next in line is Edwin Huskens to show us his selection. His first picture is the Rafale M 3 from ETR.03.004, photographed during the landing at Saint Dizier on January 6...read more


2020 Through the lens of the Low Approach members: Andy Patzelt 

 

 

 

 

Our member Andy made his selection from a visit with three other members to Wittmund airbase. The main reason for the visit was to catch some A-Jets from Top Aces, unfortunately they did not move on the days we were there...read more


2020 Through the lens of the Low Approach members: Laurent Heyligen 

 

 

Deciding on a Top 5 for 2020 was not an easy task.  2020 has been a bizar spotting year for most of us, but with a bit of creativity I managed to make the best out of it.  No exciting trips, airshows or base visits, but one museum trip to Germany, a few quick hops to Nörvenich and a few new delivieres to the Royal Netherlands and Luxembourg Air Forces complete the list...read more


Beauvechain Air Base Day - 2019 

 

 

The first aviation event in Belgium was the Beauvechain Air Base (BAB) Day that was organized in the second week of April.  The intention was to offer the public the chance to see up close the equipment of the No 1 Wing both on the ground and in the air.  It was organized on a Wednesday to give students the chance the visit the event and hopefully convince them to choose for a military career in the Belgian Armed Forces...read more


Antonov An-22 "Antei" visit to Ostend Airport 

 

 

On 19-7-2020 I went to Ostend airport for the beautiful Antonov An22. It was the first time I saw this beautiful plane in my life. This Antonov An22A (former Soviet Air Force CCCP-09307) was built in 1974 and is now operated by Antonov Airlines / Design Bureau Antonov from its home base Kiev-Gostomel (UKKM) in the Ukraine...read more


Blue Wings 2020 – Nörvenich AB, Germany 

 

 

 

On August 15th, 2020 an official announcement from the Heyl Ha’Avir (Israeli Air Force - IAF) announced that they would partipate in a joint exercise with the German Luftwaffe from Nörvenich airbase near Cologne between August 17th and August 28th.  During this exercise they would train with the local Eurofighter Typhoons from Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 31 ‘Boelcke’...read more


Kakamigahara Aerospace & Science Museum 

 

The Kakamigahara Aerospace & Science Museum closed for renovation at the end of September 2016 and reopened in 2018. After a first visit in 2013, time for another visit to see the changes they’ve made. But first a little bit of history.

 

Kakamigahara is the location of Japan's second airstrip built in 1917. The surrounding area was, and is, an important...read more


Aer Chór na hÉireann (Irish Air Corps) 

 

A few months ago I was offered the opportunity to join an organized base-visit to Casement Aerodrome at Baldonnel, the home of the Aer Chór na hÉireann, the Irish Air Corps (IAC).  With the material gathered during this visit and a few pictures from my personal archive I will try to give you an overview of the current air assets of this relatively unknown and relatively rarely seen (on mainland Europe at least) air force...read more