Airshows

Airshows can easily attract 10.000s of visitors. Unfortunately the number of relevant events in Europe has been decreasing over the last years, mainly due to budget restrictions of the armed forces.

 

Nevertheless the major events see a lot of aircraft from many different countries on the ground as well as in the air, where the crews show their skills and the abilities of their aircraft.

 

As these aerial displays are usually pretty dynamic, they offer a great chance for some action shots.

 

Have fun to take a look at our galleries and get a feeling of the noisy and powerful athmosphere we experienced...

Exercises

All exercises usually have several things in common:

 

- a lot of aircraft and helicopters

- a lot of flying activity

- a lot of aviation enthusiasts outside the fence

 

For us the main exercises have been Frisian Flag, held at Leeuwarden in the north of Friesland and the NATO Tiger Meet at different locations which change on an annual basis.

Outside the Base

Spending a day (or more) outside the fence at an Air Base can be very enjoyable but also challenging. Parking the car without getting fined, searching the right spot, fighting with the sun...trees and fences are usually at the wrong places...and when you finally managed all these issues, the local security forces might keep you busy. Apart from that, you never know what happens (if something happens) and what will show up. As every day is different, it is a great way to spend your time outside and take pictures of military aircraft taking off and landing.



Choose from the airshow galleries listed below by clicking the photos


 

 

Gilze-Rijen 2014


 

 

Kleine Brogel 2014


 

 

Kleine Brogel 2018


 

 

Luxeuil-St.Sauveur 2021


 

 

RIAT 2011

 


 

 

RIAT 2016

 


 

 

RIAT 2018

 


 

 

RIAT 2019

 


 

 

Sanicole 2015

Sunset Airshow

 


 

 

Sanicole 2017

 


 

 

Sanicole 2021

 


 

 

Wittmund 2013

F-4F Phlyout

 


 

 

Wunstorf 2018


Choose from the exercise galleries listed below by clicking the photos


 

NATO TIGER MEET 2011

Cambrai-Epinoy


 

NATO TIGER MEET 2014

Schleswig-Jagel


 

NATO TIGER MEET 2017

Landivisiau


 

 

Frisian Flag 2013

Leeuwarden


 

 

Frisian Flag 2015

Leeuwarden


 

 

Frisian Flag 2016

Leeuwarden


Choose from the Air Base galleries listed below by clicking the photos


 

 

Fliegerhorst

Büchel


 

 

Fliegerhorst

Nörvenich


 

 

Fliegerhorst

Wittmund


 

 

RAF

Coningsby


 

 

RAF

Lakenheath


 

 

RAF

Mildenhall


 

 

MoD

Boscombe Down


 

 

Vliegbasis

Kleine Brogel


 

 

Vliegbasis

Volkel


 

 

Spangdahlem

Air Base