Some photos form the 80s and 90s updated

Some photos form the 80s and 90s updated

Postby RobS on Tue 03 Apr 2012, 10:42 pm

C-118B from Keflavik on a 'bulbs flight' to Valkenburg in 1980: every year in April or May this Flying Dinosaur flew in Americans from Iceland who liked to see the flower fields in the region. The tulips are still there, the C-118s are gone.
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C-118B at Rotterdam Airport, November 1983.
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Red Arrows making a low pass over the flightline of Valkenburg in May 1985 after their demonstration over a local beach was cancelled due to bad weather. Ten out of thirteen Dutch P-3s in one photo was a very rare sight!
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Winter exercise Reforger (Return of forces to germany) was held each year during the eighties. In January 1985 Amsterdam Schiphol Airport saw loads of C-141s, US and Canadian C-130s and German C-160s.
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During my first visit to Wildenrath in April 1981 this Andover of 51 Squadron came in. Poor photo...
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Su-25 at Pardubice (Czech Republic) in August 1994 during a base visit.
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Quite a surprise to see a Super Mystere B2 from Honduras on the platform at Randolph AFB (Texas), 1987. These jets received some form of maintenance here, I presume.
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OA-37 of the Pennsylvania ANG at the London Airshow in Canada, 1988. There were even four of these in the static show.
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Other continent. Blue Impulse taking off for a training at its home base Matsushima with Mitsubishi T-2s (1994). The team was switching to T-4s at the time, so I saw both types on the same day.
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I hope you enjoyed...
Rob
Last edited by RobS on Sat 07 Apr 2012, 3:05 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: Some photos form the 80s and 90s

Postby Wes_Howes on Wed 04 Apr 2012, 6:54 am

I did enjoy them, thanks for posting them Rob, got any more? :biggrin:
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Re: Some photos form the 80s and 90s

Postby PeteM on Wed 04 Apr 2012, 8:37 am

Nice set of photos, I forgot that 51 Squadron used the Andover. Interesting to see the 2 Dutch Atlantics still on the line at Valkenburg during 1985.
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Re: Some photos form the 80s and 90s

Postby RobS on Fri 06 Apr 2012, 9:44 pm

Thanks for your comments! Some more.

PeteM wrote: Interesting to see the 2 Dutch Atlantics still on the line at Valkenburg during 1985.

They were in storage waiting for the French to buy them and pick them up.

This is what they looked like at that time:
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C-5 at Mildenhall in July 1985. Great to see a white Galaxy! Note that the upper side of the wing is green already.
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Two years earlier, in 1983, I saw this one at Mildenhall. Must have been one of the first to change into a flying wood.
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Nice WC-130H parked close to the fence at the Hall in 1983.
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Binbrook 1983 during an air defence exercise Priory. Two German RF-4Es and eight Belgian Mirages flew from here. The local Lightnings gave a great show...
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...one of which ended up in the barrier.
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Swiss Mirage 3S at Dübendorf in 1984.
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And a Mirage 3RS showing a jato take-off. Or is is rato?
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Finally three from Koln-Bonn Airport, home of the German VIP-fleet (1986). A Jetstar.
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Hansa Jet
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And VFW614
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Rob
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Re: Some photos form the 80s and 90s

Postby DeanW on Fri 06 Apr 2012, 10:08 pm

Plenty of gems in there! The reheat on those T2s - awesome!
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Re: Some photos form the 80s and 90s

Postby Westy on Fri 06 Apr 2012, 10:22 pm

Some great nostalgia there Rob - please post some more :smile:
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Re: Some photos form the 80s and 90s

Postby RobS on Sat 07 Apr 2012, 3:05 pm

Update 2

F-8E Crusader at Greenham Common, IAT 81.
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Bitburg F-15 at Wyton in 1983. More of this nice show by comet4 at http://forums.airshows.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=41606
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XE601 when she still was in uniform, Fairford 1989.
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Portuguese T-38 at Soesterberg in 1990.
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Bad luck with this A-4M. All 8 USMC Skyhawks on the platform of Davis Monthan had their cockpits covered. 1988.
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Argentinian Tracker on the Brazilian carrier São Paulo in 2002. The first photo was taken at the exact moment of launch.
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Re: Some photos form the 80s and 90s updated

Postby Arthur Tee on Sun 08 Apr 2012, 10:58 am

Rob,

Can't pick a favourite - they're all brilliant! :clap:

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Re: Some photos form the 80s and 90s updated

Postby G-LOC on Mon 09 Apr 2012, 9:29 pm

Very nice images !
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Re: Some photos form the 80s and 90s updated

Postby ciaranchef on Wed 11 Apr 2012, 4:38 am

What a post, so many amazing shots...simply brilliant.Ciaran
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