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Suomen Ilmailumuseo, Tikkakoski, Finland NEW REPORT
The second museum that I visited on my trip to Finland in June 2018 was the Suomen Ilmailumuseo, or the Finnish Air Force Museum, that is located in Tikkakoski next to the airbase. In 2018 the Finnish Air Force, or Ilmavoimat, celebrated its 100th Anniversary and a visit to the museum gives you an excellent overview of its history.
The French Morane-Saulnier Type L was build...read more
60 Years Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 71 “Richthofen"
This year the Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 71 “Richthofen" celebrated its 60th anniversary . A family day was planned with some visitors. A rumour of a special paint was also buzzing around. Not a big event, but interesting enough to pay this base another visit. Last visit was in 2017 for excercise “Brilliant Arrow”...read more
Basevisit NAS Fallon 2016
Naval Air Station Fallon has its origins in 1942, when the Civil Aviation Administration and the Army Air Corps began building four airfields in the Nevada desert. As part of the Western Defense Program, to defend for an expected Japanese attack on the West Coast. The Korean conflict restored life to the small Air Station in the desert. Once again, the Navy found reason to train...read more
Hill Aerospace Museum in Ogden,Utah
On a business trip to Utah, I had the opportunity to visit the Hill Air Force Museum, But because I had to get my plane back to Europe I only had two hours to visit the museum. The museum is a tribute to Major Pete Hill who was Killed in 1935 while testing a bomber prototype at Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio...read more
This year the sixth European Air Refuelling Training (EART) was organized from 31 March until 12 April hosted by The Netherlands and led by EATC. Low Approach attended the media day of this exercise and received a look behind the whole organisation of this two week long training exercise...read more
FRISIAN FLAG 2019
Between April 1st and 12th the Koninklijke Luchtmacht (Royal Netherlands Air Force) organized a new edition of the 'Frisian Flag' exercise. Air assets from six NATO and Partnership for Peace nations gathered at Leeuwarden airbase to participate in this exercise in order to train close collaboration in possible future conflicts. Throughout the year pilots train and develop their skills on a local level, but an exercise like Frisian Flag...read more
During the third week of July the biennial aviasalon MAKS was held once again at Zhukovsky airport. 2 members attended the event for 3 days. One day they went inside to capture the static exhibition and during the other 2 days they stayed outside the airfield to capture the flying display as this is the best position for photographing the aircraft that perform flying displays, because on base you suffer from backlight the whole day...read more
100th Anniversary Finnish Air Force - Jyväskylä-Tikkakoski, Finland
On June 16th and 17th the Ilmavoimat held its 100th Anniversary Air Show at the base of JyvÃ¤skylÃ¤-Tikkakoski in Central Finland, about 300 kilometers North of Helsinki. In fact this airport has a double function, JyvÃ¤skylÃ¤ Airport has a terminal from which a small number of daily domestic flights arrive and depart towards Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. The military Tikkakoski airbase is the home of the Finnish Air Force Training Wing...read more
RIO 2.3 Ecuvillens
The first Rencontres Internationale Oldtimers was organized at Ecuvillens near Fribourg in Switzerland in 1990 by the local Aérotique Foundation. This organisation was formed at Ecuvillens in the 1980’s to restore and fly historic aircraft. They bought a Pilatus P.2-06 (U-136/HB-RAR) from the Swiss Air Force. Later they found a Stampe SV4A in Belgium (OO-EFD), restored it and registered it as HB-UPS. After 20 editions of the event there was a pause for 3 years...read more