Thursday, 27 June 2013

Phantom Pharewell - Wittmund Germany June 2013 German Air Force JG 71 Richthofen F-4F's retiring this weekend



The GAF retires its F-4F this coming weekend in a ceremony at JG 71's base at Wittmundhafen - 37+01 was the first in service and flew a few passes at Volkel last weekend. It will fly for the last time on 29 June.. the tail fin inscription in German reads " ich melde mich ab.."  (lit. 'signing out')








And the final flight at Wittmundhafen captured by PlanesTV
"..JG-71 says Pharewell to its McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantoms with a blistering flying routine at Wittmund. A rare A-4 Skyhawk and the F-4's Typhoon replacement make a guest appearance. DVD coming soon from PlanesTV.."

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Viggen at Volkel - Royal Netherlands Air Force 100th anniversary of military flying at Volkel Air Force Base










Starting a series of posts from Volkel and Le Bourget 2013 courtesy of Jet & Prop's resident photographer Nico Charpentier...As usual click on the image for a full-screen view..

Contrary to what you might have imagined from the youtube videos there was some blue sky for the Volkel air show (June 2013) for the centenary of the Dutch AF. Here the Swedish Air Force Historic Flight's SAAB 37 Viggen. The display was part of the Royal Netherlands Air Force 100th anniversary of military flying at Volkel Air Force Base, 14 June 2013. The skies were a little grey on Friday, a bit of blue on the Saturday...










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