35th anniversary AWACS Geilenkirchen

35th anniversary AWACS Geilenkirchen

Postby StianFlanker on Tue 21 Mar 2017, 4:43 pm

On 1 and 2 July, there will be a static display at Geilenkirchen AB, Germany.
For those who want to see flying aircraft, there will be a spottersday on the 30th of June.
Current participants are: Hungarian Saab Gripen, Romanian C-27J Spartan and 2x Hellenic F-4E Phantoms.
This is all I know, and please don't be too rude on my English, I'm 13 years old and Dutch :grin:
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Re: 35th anniversary AWACS Geilenkirchen

Postby The Baron on Tue 21 Mar 2017, 5:26 pm

Static display only?
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Re: 35th anniversary AWACS Geilenkirchen

Postby 114PM on Tue 21 Mar 2017, 5:54 pm

Yes, only static.
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Re: 35th anniversary AWACS Geilenkirchen

Postby iainpeden on Tue 21 Mar 2017, 6:40 pm

StianFlanker wrote:On 1 and 2 July, there will be a static display at Geilenkirchen AB, Germany.
For those who want to see flying aircraft, there will be a spottersday on the 30th of June.
Current participants are: Hungarian Saab Gripen, Romanian C-27J Spartan and 2x Hellenic F-4E Phantoms.
This is all I know, and please don't be too rude on my English, I'm 13 years old and Dutch :grin:

Your English is better than my Dutch so don't worry. :smile:
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Re: 35th anniversary AWACS Geilenkirchen

Postby The Baron on Tue 21 Mar 2017, 6:43 pm

114PM wrote:Yes, only static.


Thanks. Is it just me or does that seem a bit odd? I've not been to Geilenkirchen before but was tempted.
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Re: 35th anniversary AWACS Geilenkirchen

Postby StianFlanker on Tue 21 Mar 2017, 7:13 pm

The Baron wrote:
114PM wrote:Yes, only static.


Thanks. Is it just me or does that seem a bit odd? I've not been to Geilenkirchen before but was tempted.


After the Frecce Tricolori crash at Ramstein in 1988, almost no airshow with a flying display happened anywhere in Germany. Probably the same reason why there is only a static display at Geilenkirchen (which is a shame :sad: )
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Re: 35th anniversary AWACS Geilenkirchen

Postby The Baron on Tue 21 Mar 2017, 8:27 pm

StianFlanker wrote:
The Baron wrote:
114PM wrote:Yes, only static.


Thanks. Is it just me or does that seem a bit odd? I've not been to Geilenkirchen before but was tempted.


After the Frecce Tricolori crash at Ramstein in 1988, almost no airshow with a flying display happened anywhere in Germany. Probably the same reason why there is only a static display at Geilenkirchen (which is a shame :sad: )


Ah yes, of course. Having been to an airshow at Bitburg I thought that only applied to the Luftwaffe. Thanks very much.
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Re: 35th anniversary AWACS Geilenkirchen

Postby Skyflash on Tue 21 Mar 2017, 9:19 pm

I did this ten ( :dizzy: ) years ago for the 25th anniversary, and it was absolutely superb. The arrivals day was a bit like a RIAT Thursday with a whole sequence of fantastic movements, culminating in a B-52 touching down!

I probably won't make this, but if others are in a position to then it should definitely be on your watchlist.
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Re: 35th anniversary AWACS Geilenkirchen

Postby capercaillie on Wed 22 Mar 2017, 10:12 am

StianFlanker wrote:
The Baron wrote:
114PM wrote:Yes, only static.


Thanks. Is it just me or does that seem a bit odd? I've not been to Geilenkirchen before but was tempted.


After the Frecce Tricolori crash at Ramstein in 1988, almost no airshow with a flying display happened anywhere in Germany. Probably the same reason why there is only a static display at Geilenkirchen (which is a shame :sad: )


They've been drastically reduced but plenty have occurred. Both German shows I've attended at Hopsten in 2001 and Manching in 2007 had full air displays. ILA Berlin still happens and many other shows have had full displays.

As Skyflash says the previous anniversary show at Geilenkirchen was also static only, more of a meet than an airshow.
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Re: 35th anniversary AWACS Geilenkirchen

Postby LightningMk6 on Wed 22 Mar 2017, 3:58 pm

Spent a week there back in the early nineties, gathering info from the USA AWACS team to help with various problems whilst 8 Squadron E-3D's were being readied for service in the UK. Lovely place to visit and remember having lunch at the Frisbee Club every day, washed down with a pint of Warstiener (wobbly). These were great times to be in the RAF. We were booked on BA and when we went to the booking in desk, were told that the flight had been overbooked and that we were to fly with Luffthansa and were upgraded to business class because of their mess up. One and only RAF trip in business class, luxury.
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Re: 35th anniversary AWACS Geilenkirchen

Postby R4118 on Thu 30 Mar 2017, 9:06 am

Tickets for the event are now on sale.
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Re: 35th anniversary AWACS Geilenkirchen

Postby JensSr on Thu 30 Mar 2017, 12:00 pm

Hey,guys
So i talked to the Base Commander about the spottersday I have 6spots left for people willing to join in at 30june.
Ticket prize will be 35euro.
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As previously announced, this year the NATO E-3 Component will celebrate its 35th anniversary with a cultural festival. During that festival there will also be a static display of aircraft, including a mini Tigermeet fly-in. The cultural festival is limited open to the public. In order to give spotters and aviation enthusiasts the opportunity to take pictures of the fly-in of the participating aircraft, a spottersday will be held on the 30th of June 2017.

Check the component anniversary Facebook site frequently to be updated on the Aircraft expected.

We have been able to re-negotiate the entrance fee, and there is some good and bad news in it. The bad news is that the ticket price will be 35 Euro, the good news is that we only have 35 Euro tickets!

Registration is only possible as a group, minimum of 10 persons. As of the 1st of May 00.00 local GK time, we will have the following e-mail address activated, and we will take your requests on a “first come, first serve” basis:




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31-3-2017 UPDATE
We are full for now we are talking to thebase commander to get more places.
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Re: 35th anniversary AWACS Geilenkirchen

Postby DeanW on Sun 30 Apr 2017, 9:19 pm

Really strong static line-up for this. Anyone doing the spottersday? Really keen but needs to be groups of 10 for registration!
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Re: 35th anniversary AWACS Geilenkirchen

Postby Chrisse on Sun 30 Apr 2017, 9:22 pm

DeanW wrote:Really strong static line-up for this. Anyone doing the spottersday? Really keen but needs to be groups of 10 for registration!


If UKAR gets organized, one rep can do the registration, we did it like that 5 years (or was it longer?) ago with airshows.be. Go for it, it was worh it!
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Re: 35th anniversary AWACS Geilenkirchen

Postby DeanW on Mon 01 May 2017, 2:54 pm

If anyone's interested in the spottersday then drop me a PM and hopefully we can get a big enough group for registration.

Edit: group is now full.
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Re: 35th anniversary AWACS Geilenkirchen

Postby Skyflash on Mon 01 May 2017, 3:28 pm

Very strong line-up, as Dean says, with more info on participants available here:

http://www.35jahre-nato-awacs.de/.

Stand-outs are the Greek Phantoms, Polish SU-22 and MiG-29, and Italian Navy Atlantics... :cool:
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Re: 35th anniversary AWACS Geilenkirchen

Postby Brian Waclawek on Tue 16 May 2017, 6:26 am

I'm looking for two places to participate the Spotterday.
If anyone who can provide two tickets or provide me with a contact please PM

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Re: 35th anniversary AWACS Geilenkirchen

Postby st24 on Fri 30 Jun 2017, 10:11 am

Cloudy here in Germany, just had a Super Saeta rock up which was different!!
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Re: 35th anniversary AWACS Geilenkirchen

Postby st24 on Fri 30 Jun 2017, 10:40 am

Special Tranny, thankfully not moist... Alien Hind too.
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Re: 35th anniversary AWACS Geilenkirchen

Postby st24 on Fri 30 Jun 2017, 11:37 am

Greeks are in. Delicious.
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Re: 35th anniversary AWACS Geilenkirchen

Postby capercaillie on Fri 30 Jun 2017, 11:47 am

st24 wrote:Special Tranny, thankfully not moist....


Is it shiny though? :joystick:
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Re: 35th anniversary AWACS Geilenkirchen

Postby st24 on Fri 30 Jun 2017, 11:50 am

capercaillie wrote:
st24 wrote:Special Tranny, thankfully not moist....


Is it shiny though? :joystick:

Quite, but dirty in the right places.... :icecream:
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Re: 35th anniversary AWACS Geilenkirchen

Postby capercaillie on Fri 30 Jun 2017, 12:02 pm

st24 wrote:
capercaillie wrote:
st24 wrote:Special Tranny, thankfully not moist....


Is it shiny though? :joystick:

Quite, but dirty in the right places.... :icecream:


Well keep away from those places :sick: . If the special Italian Tiffies turn up tell them to get the backsides to RIAT as well. :grin:
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Re: 35th anniversary AWACS Geilenkirchen

Postby st24 on Fri 30 Jun 2017, 12:49 pm

capercaillie wrote:
st24 wrote:
capercaillie wrote:
st24 wrote:Special Tranny, thankfully not moist....


Is it shiny though? :joystick:

Quite, but dirty in the right places.... :icecream:


Well keep away from those places :sick: . If the special Italian Tiffies turn up tell them to get the backsides to RIAT as well. :grin:


What you mean, I go for those places first!! Ital Tiffs have checked rudders, nice but not quite the full colour fins....
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