A note on sources and credits

As far as possible photographs that are not mine are posted here with permission; thank you to all contributors to 'Jet & Prop', especially photographers Tad Dippel, Neil Cotten and Nico Charpentier, the editor of the magnificent 'Avions' magazine Michel Ledet and Jean-Yves Lorant, author, researcher and archivist at the Service Historique de la Défense, Paris. Images from the IWM and Roger Freeman collections are published here under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Licence. Occasionally some images on this site have been 'reposted' from facebook or ebay. They are used non-commercially in an educational context to depict historical events. If such is deemed necessary they can be removed on simple request. Contact me at falkeeins at aol.com. All rights reserved.

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...