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by DriesE
Mon 24 Jun 2024, 8:08 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: D-Day mass drop at La Fière, Normandy 24
Replies: 1
Views: 457

D-Day mass drop at La Fière, Normandy 24

A mass static line drop involving 4 Daks, 15 C-130H/Js and 5 A400Ms was once again organised at the Iron Mike DZ (La Fière) in Normandy for the commemoration of D-Day. Some impressions of a memorable day: https://photos.smugmug.com/2024/80yr-D-Day-Drop-DZ-La-Fière-2024/i-tQfPxvW/0/P5ZTmXvvt6frpqFSwc...
by DriesE
Tue 18 Jun 2024, 3:36 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Arromanches-les-Bains 2024
Replies: 2
Views: 817

Arromanches-les-Bains 2024

On the occasion of 80th anniversary of D-Day and the battle of Normandy a small airshow was held at Arromanches-les-Bains. The splendid scenery provided some nice photo opportunities. https://photos.smugmug.com/2024/80yr-D-Day-Arromanches-les-Bains-2024/i-gbd8HgQ/0/DM7BXVq2rtGHSbrPVwbQ2h9SvkGrNZ3kPS...
by DriesE
Sat 23 Sep 2023, 10:13 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: BAFD 2023 - Saturday
Replies: 4
Views: 4074

BAFD 2023 - Saturday

Final topic of a very busy weekend ( Spottersday and Melun-Villaroche ): the showday on Saturday. https://photos.smugmug.com/2023/Kleine-Brogel-BAF-Days-2023-Saturday/i-fdK3Tsm/0/59ca8daf/O/DSC_9647.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/2023/Kleine-Brogel-BAF-Days-2023-Saturday/i-j5TqLMc/0/239dca5f/O/DSC_9...
by DriesE
Wed 20 Sep 2023, 4:48 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Melun-Villaroche 2023 (updated)
Replies: 13
Views: 5137

Re: Melun-Villaroche 2023 (updated)

Aerovet wrote:
Wed 20 Sep 2023, 1:18 pm
Can you tell us more on your equipment ? You must have used something like 600 or 800 mm??
I'm using a Nikon D850 + 500mm f4 (the exif data is available in the photos).

And thanks again for the nice feedback!
by DriesE
Tue 19 Sep 2023, 8:24 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: BAFD 2023 - Spottersday @ Kleine Brogel
Replies: 3
Views: 3036

BAFD 2023 - Spottersday @ Kleine Brogel

Before heading to Melun-Villaroche we spent two days at Kleine Brogel :sunny:. Let's start with a radom selection of the spottersday on Friday. https://photos.smugmug.com/2023/Kleine-Brogel-BAF-Days-2023-Spottersday/i-sDzwJ7P/0/3f11c36e/O/DSC_9411_Luminar4-edit.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/2023/Kl...
by DriesE
Sun 17 Sep 2023, 4:29 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Melun-Villaroche 2023 (updated)
Replies: 13
Views: 5137

Re: Melun-Villaroche 2023

Thanks for the comments! Some more pictures... https://photos.smugmug.com/2023/Paris-Villaroche-Air-Legend-2023/i-mTx469t/0/ee061e40/O/DSC_0984.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/2023/Paris-Villaroche-Air-Legend-2023/i-6SvH9Rb/0/05b2b313/O/DSC_0773.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/2023/Paris-Villaroche-Ai...
by DriesE
Thu 14 Sep 2023, 12:04 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Melun-Villaroche 2023 (updated)
Replies: 13
Views: 5137

Melun-Villaroche 2023 (updated)

Last weekend we combined the Belgian Air Force Days (Fri and Sat) with Air legend in France on Sunday. Needless to say it was quite a hectic weekend, but worth every drop of sweat :sunglasses: . Stars of the show in Melun were of course the vintage jets, but also the other warbirds put on a good sho...
by DriesE
Sat 03 Jun 2023, 1:18 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: La Ferté Alais 23 (updated)
Replies: 15
Views: 2502

Re: La Ferté Alais 23

Thank you all for the nice comments! Some more pictures, since it's difficult to make a proper selection... https://photos.smugmug.com/2023/La-Ferté-Alais-Le-Temps-des-Hélices-2023/i-QVfWHT8/0/43fed4de/O/DSC_7603.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/2023/La-Ferté-Alais-Le-Temps-des-Hélices-2023/i-X9z4ZxV/...
by DriesE
Thu 01 Jun 2023, 7:20 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: La Ferté Alais 23 (updated)
Replies: 15
Views: 2502

La Ferté Alais 23 (updated)

A random selection of pictures from the 50th edition of 'le temps des hélices' at La Ferté Alais :sunglasses: . https://photos.smugmug.com/2023/La-Ferté-Alais-Le-Temps-des-Hélices-2023/i-9Qj56Qf/0/fdf8398b/O/DSC_7065.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/2023/La-Ferté-Alais-Le-Temps-des-Hélices-2023/i-vjp8...
by DriesE
Sun 30 Oct 2022, 11:59 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Meiringen AB
Replies: 4
Views: 2232

Meiringen AB

On the third day of Axalp Fliegerschiessen , we stayed down in the valley and visited Meiringen AB. As usual, there were a lot of heli movements bringing all the 'VIPS' to the shooting range. The base itself is very accessible, with a lot of nice photo opportunities. You can even cross the runway on...
by DriesE
Wed 26 Oct 2022, 7:30 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Axalp 2022 (updated)
Replies: 10
Views: 3888

Re: Axalp 2022

Thank you all for the comments! Do you think you'll go back again ? Probably yes, but to be honest, it won't be a trip I'll make every year. Some more pictures: https://photos.smugmug.com/2022/Axalp-Fliegerschiessen-2022/i-36SmK8C/0/d053d8f8/O/DSC_5757.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/2022/Axalp-Flieg...
by DriesE
Sat 22 Oct 2022, 1:14 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Axalp 2022 (updated)
Replies: 10
Views: 3888

Axalp 2022 (updated)

Axalp Fliegerschiessen: no introduction needed, I think :sunglasses: . It was a first time visit for me and my expectations were high. But luckily I wasn't disappointed... Let's start with the new kid on the block and the star of the show: https://photos.smugmug.com/2022/Axalp-Fliegerschiessen-2022/...
by DriesE
Tue 13 Sep 2022, 7:36 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Sanicole Sunset Airshow 2022
Replies: 14
Views: 3175

Re: Sanicole Sunset Airshow 2022

Thank you all for the comments :grinning: ! Wow, extreme PP but it's really made them pop. I'd be interested to understand what technique you used. The F35 panels almost look embossed. To be honest, I wouldn't call it extreme PP, mostly 'basic' RAW adjustments in Lightroom (contrast, exposure, satur...
by DriesE
Mon 12 Sep 2022, 10:18 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Sanicole Sunset Airshow 2022
Replies: 14
Views: 3175

Sanicole Sunset Airshow 2022

Normally the traditional sunset show is being held on Friday evening, but this time they shifted it to Saturday. Unfortunately it became a very wet edition with a lot of rain and thunderstorms throughout the evening, resulting in a lot of acts being cancelled or limited to some passes. But luckily t...
by DriesE
Sun 28 Aug 2022, 12:05 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: 75 years TrgC Para at Schaffen (BEL)
Replies: 4
Views: 2338

75 years TrgC Para at Schaffen (BEL)

The Belgian Training Center for paratroopers celebrated its 75th anniversary and held an open door at Schaffen for this occasion. The unit is part of the Special Operations Regiment and can be considered as the center of excellence in Belgium for all things related to airborne or airmobile Ops. So t...
by DriesE
Sun 10 Jul 2022, 2:18 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Ursel Avia 2022 - Arrivals
Replies: 1
Views: 551

Ursel Avia 2022 - Arrivals

A selection of pictures from the arrivals and rehearsals for Ursel Avia, which is being held at EBUL this weekend. https://photos.smugmug.com/2022/Ursel-Avia-Spottersday-2022/i-bh8Lpbs/0/954a1197/O/DSC_1721.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/2022/Ursel-Avia-Spottersday-2022/i-xdFPQRN/0/b97c6e5c/O/DSC_56...
by DriesE
Sat 11 Jun 2022, 2:16 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: La Ferté Alais 22, Sunday (updated)
Replies: 15
Views: 2716

Re: La Ferté Alais 22, Sunday

Thanks for the nice comments! It must be so refreshing to go to an airshow not dominated by soddin’ multiple Spitfires..! I don't really mind multiple Spitfires. There are worse things in life :yum: . Some more pictures: https://photos.smugmug.com/2022/La-Ferté-Alais-Le-Temps-des-Hélices-2022/i-5X6D...
by DriesE
Thu 09 Jun 2022, 7:26 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: La Ferté Alais 22, Sunday (updated)
Replies: 15
Views: 2716

La Ferté Alais 22, Sunday (updated)

Some pictures from the show on Sunday. Despite some heavy rainshowers, it turned out to be a nice show and worth the trip to France :smiley:. https://photos.smugmug.com/2022/La-Ferté-Alais-Le-Temps-des-Hélices-2022/i-MdG4KFM/0/871b3498/O/DSC_1356.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/2022/La-Ferté-Alais-Le...
by DriesE
Sat 18 Dec 2021, 3:40 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Belgian Air Force C-130H Farewell
Replies: 1
Views: 1257

Belgian Air Force C-130H Farewell

Friday 17 December marked the official end of C-130H operations by the Belgian Air Force after (almost) 50 years of service. They are now being replaced by the A400M. It was planned to perform a formation flight across Belgium together with some Hercs from partner nations, but unfortunately the weat...
by DriesE
Sat 10 Oct 2020, 1:20 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Arrival first BE/LUX A400M
Replies: 3
Views: 2006

Arrival first BE/LUX A400M

On Friday 09 Oct 20, the first of 8 A400Ms arrived at the 15th Air Transport Wing, Melsbroek AB in Belgium. The aircraft will be operated by a bi-national BE/LUX unit and was welcomed with the traditional water salute. Finally a nice occasion to take some pictures again :smiley: : https://photos.smu...
by DriesE
Mon 20 Apr 2020, 3:09 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Aviation- On This Day
Replies: 1864
Views: 153203

Re: Aviation- On This Day

5 years ago, on this day, I had the opportunity to fly with a French tanker for EART 15 and I enjoyed every part of it . https://photos.smugmug.com/OperationsandExercises/EART-15-Air2Air-C135/i-23Mnj74/1/3a1b825e/O/DSC_1692.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/OperationsandExercises/EART-15-Air2Air-C135/i...
by DriesE
Fri 10 Apr 2020, 4:23 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Aviation- On This Day
Replies: 1864
Views: 153203

Re: Aviation- On This Day

Another one from Beauvechain AB last year:
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by DriesE
Mon 30 Dec 2019, 4:41 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: My ‘Classic’ 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 2524

Re: My ‘Classic’ 2019

RogerN wrote:Very nice pic's

Thanks, Roger
by DriesE
Thu 26 Dec 2019, 11:27 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: My ‘Classic’ 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 2524

My ‘Classic’ 2019

2019 comes to an end and now is the ideal moment to look back at a fantastic aviation year. The absolute highlight was the commemoration of 75yrs D-Day and this theme, or the liberation of Europe in general, came back during most of the airshows and events. Let’s start with Normandy in June and the ...
by DriesE
Sat 09 Nov 2019, 8:44 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: At least one Axalp post ;)
Replies: 4
Views: 2420

Re: At least one Axalp post ;)

Very nice set :clap: .