2019 Sanicole Airshow was awesome

Sanicole Airshow

Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium was the place where the 2019 Sanicole Airshow did take place this year. I did tell something about it in the previous post of September 30 this year and in my Events.

Ok, another whole month with aviation stuff in November.
Sanicole Airshow only this time.

2019 Sanicole Airshow
Breitling
Awesomeness

What a beautiful day it was.
Sun high in the sky, good ambience, my girlfriend beside me, we had our food and drinks and an amazing show.

This time the B-17 Sally B was there as well.
Due to technical problems, she was not able to visit the Wings of Freedom air show which we’d visit on August 24 this year.

Also a guest I only did see on the television.
An amazing USAF, CV-22 Osprey……

2019 Sanicole Airshow
CV-22 Osprey

This day, for me, was total awesomeness for sure.

What’s next?

I still have real plans made yet.
All the pictures of this 2019 Sanicole Airshow still need be finalized.

The Sanicole Airshow, for next year, is on the list though!

In the previous post I mentioned, I was thinking about doing some experiments with self-made tools to get some creative photo’s.
I also mentioned my FX-35mm F2 R WR lens for B&W but in the meantime, I have my Fuji XT30 back, which I used for B&W before.

And digitalizing my analogue pictures is still ready to start. Only the weather is still too good for this.

I don’t know yet what I will do. Just hang in there, wait and see 😉

Anything else?

I still need to upload some new photo’s to the albums and portfolio. I hope to do this in the next couple of weeks.

You can also follow me on social media as I have already and will post pictures on a daily base.

In case something new comes up I’ll let you know with an update post.

Have a nice day!!

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Wings of Freedom, 75 years later

Wings of Freedom

I’d visit, together with my girlfriend, the amazing airshow “Wings of Freedom” in Ede, with which 75 years of freedom was celebrated.

Wings of Freedom
Wings of Freedom
The history of our Freedom today

June 6, 1944, Operation Overlord, the code name of the Western allies started to finally liberate Western Europe. After the start of this operation, several temporary airports were built at various locations.
This proved to be very effective and was a major contribution to the liberation of the occupied countries.

I posted, June 6 of this year, about my visit to Airforce base Gilze Rijen, home of the 301 Redskin squadron with their AH-64D Apache helicopters.
Part of the Dutch Royal Airforce and one of the symbols of our freedom, as we know it nowadays.

Freedom, a right, most of us take for granted, not realizing how it was obtained 75 years ago during the horrible World War-II and after that.

The Event “Wings of Freedom”

I did not know what to expect from this event, of course, and it turned out to be a major surprise.

The organisation did build a real airstrip including a traffic control tower!!
For the spectators, a large field was available including all kind of stalls where refreshments and food were available. A lot of people came to see this event.
Accordingly, I heard them calling +30.000 spectators were on the field.

Wings of Freedom
Wings of Freedom

We arrived 09.30 hours, together with my girlfriend, and walked around for a while before the real show started. For my sweetheart, it was the first time she’d visit such an event.

At 12.15pm the event started with the necessary formalities.
Accordingly, the real air show started.

I’ve seen planes, which flew in the WW-II period, I never saw before!
Like the Lysander V9312

Wings of Freedom
Wings of Freedom – Lysander V9312

Of course, there was a lot more to see and I will post more planes, on my social media, who were active in that crazy period, 75 years ago.
The period we must never forget and remember them who said.

“When you go home, tell them of us and say, for your tomorrow, we gave our today.”

Wings of Freedom definitely did remember them.

Wings of Freedom
Wings of Freedom – Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX – KLuHV
What’s next?

I have one nice event coming up for this month. There are, for now, no more events planned

  • The Sanicole Airshow. I obtained the tickets already for me and my girlfriend Sylvia. So, I look forward to this amazing day as there will be some very nice fighter planes to see.
Anything else?

While I did not tell you about the Air Force Days Dutch Airforce yet. So I’ll try to post something about that event as soon as possible.
So keep an eye out for any updates.

However, you can also follow me on social media as I have already or will post pictures on a daily base.

Have a nice day!!

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