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KLu Openday  Volkel AB,  29 Aug. 2000 - 4 Sept. 2000

In 1999 the KLu Opendays were planned to take place at Volkel AB. Unfortunately the Opendays were cancelled due to the war in Kosovo. Therefore the Royal Netherlands Air Force organized the KLu Opendays of 2000 at Volkel AB again.

 

For me it was a real special experience as I'm stationed at Volkel AB since 1998, so this is the first event I witnessed from the other side of the fence. Luckily my boss understands my hobby and planned me on LCB (Local Control Bunker) shift all week long. The LCB, is the small bunker close to the runway from where aircraft are checked prior take off and landing. As you can imagine, this is the place you want to be during the arrivals and departures. Unfortunately it is a lot harder to take shots of the flying display from the LCB.

 

In the month prior this event my old Minolta Dinax camera gear was stolen from my car while on holiday. As I needed a new camera I finally switched to Canon when I bought the Canon EOS50E, with a Sigma 70-200 2.8.                (Click here for a full log)

 

 

Arrival & Rehearsals

29-31 August 2000

 

Opendays & Departures

1-4 September 2000

        

 

 

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