Galleries 2007
Crazy Horse Aviation Photography

Bierset 11-14/05


After a sabbatical year the annual Belgian Heli Meet is back at Bierset airport.


Although weather conditions were not ideal for a large part of the weekend, it proved to be once more a gathering of some interesting types of helicopters. A first in Belgium were the Patrulla Aspa , a Spanish demo team which consists of 6 EC-120 helicopters.


Amongst other much welcomed participants were a Dutch AH-64 D Apache, the Hungerian airforce with a Mil Mi-17 and Mil Mi-24, the Czech Airforce with a Mil Mi-24 and the French with a Super Frelon.


The Americans were represented by a MH-53M from the 21st Special Ops Squadron based at RAF Mildenhall.


50° 38′ 17" N
05° 26′ 43" E

Liège Bierset Airfield

Belgium

Duxford May Airshow 20/05


The first airshow of the year at Duxford in beautifull Cambridge.


The Spring Airshow's main theme was a remembrance of the Falkland war. Helicopters also played a large part in this years Spring Airshow: both modern and vintage helicopters were on display. There was a Huey, Westland Wasp, Scout and the always immaculate display of the RAF Chinook.


The Royal Navy and Army Air Corp display teams "Black Cats" and "Blue Eagles" were also amongst the crowd pleasers.

To top it all of there were several displays from Duxford based vintage aircraft such as The Figher Collection's Wildcat, Hellcat and Bearcat, the Old Flying Machine Company's P-51 Ferocious Frankie and a couple of Spitfires.



IWM Duxford

United Kingdom

52° 05' 21.00" N
0° 07' 27.60" E

La Ferté Alais 26-27/05


It was the first time for me at La Ferté Alais airshow.


If you are a big fan of historical aviation La Ferté Alais is definetely worth a visit, if you hate being stuck at the parking lot for a couple of hours however you might consider to stay home...


Located a couple of miles south of Paris, l'aérodrome de Cerny hosted the Ferté Alais airshow for the 35 time this year.


The show covers almost a whole decade of aviation: from pre-WWI aircraft to modern jets. From the WWI era there were great looking aircraft such as a Fokker Triplane, Morane Saulnier, Tiger Moths, SE5's, ...



48° 28' 59.02" N
2° 20' 52.87" E

Le Ferté Alais, Essonne

France

Oostwold 28/05


This year was the fourth edition of the Oostwold airshow.


Located in the norhern part of Holland this is a rather small airshow with a variaty of civilian and historic aircraft.


Due to bad weather some of the aircraft were unable to make it to the show, but nevertheless there were some eyecathing displays at the show: 2 P-51 Mustangs (UK-based Big Beautiful Doll and the Dutch Damn Yankee), a Yak and an L-39-C Albatros.




Oostwold, Groningen,

The Netherlands

53° 12' 17.40" N
7° 01' 32.40" E

Volkel Open Dagen 15-16/06


As with the majority of this year's airshows, the weather wasn't at its best at the Dutch 2007 Open Days.


As is mostly the case, the annual Dutch airshow is a mix of both modern era jets, helicopters, warbirds and demo teams.


A grasp of some of the aircraft that were part of the displays: Dutch and Belgian F-16 demo, Spanish F/A-18, Belgian Seaking and British Chinook, Breitling Jet Team, Turkish Stars and the Patrouille de France.




51° 39' 15.59" N
5° 41' 16.19" E

Volkel Air Base

Netherlands

Flying Legends 07-08/07


Ah, our favorite airshow of the year!


Being a huge warbird fan, Duxford's Flying Legends is the place to be.


This year was supposed to host 3 new warbirds at Flying Legends.


Supposed, because the newly restored P-38F Lightning "Glacier Girl" was unable to make the transatlantic flight from the US in an effort to re-enact the flight it made during WWII called "Operation Bolero".


The other two newcomers to Duxford did make it: Newly acquired by "The Fighter Collection": TF-51 Mustang "Miss Velma" and a rare Curtiss P-40B. Also a first at Flying Legends: a jet display. The USAF F-15E Strike Eagle Demo Team was present to perform the Heritage Flight and a solo display.




IWM Duxford

United Kingdom

52° 05' 21.00" N
0° 07' 27.60" E

Royal International Air Tattoo 14-15/07


Fairford was back in full force in 2007 with a large variety of displays.


Highlights of RIAT '07 were the F-15E Strike Eagle Demo Team, the USAF Thunderbirds, F-117A Stealth Fighter and 3 Indian Air Force Sukhoi Su-30 Flankers.

Big themes this year were the 60th anniversary of the US Air Force and "Agile, Adaptable & Capable".


Further displays came from the Swiss & Finnish F/A-18 Hornet, Czech Mil Mi-24V, Dutch & Belgian F-16 Fighting Falcon, B-52 &
B-1 Bombers, RAF Chinook, Team Guinnot, F-86 Sabre, P-51 Mustang, BBMF, Frecce Tricolore, Red Arrows and to top it all off an impressive RAF Role Demonstration .





51° 40' 33.59" N
-1° 47' 14.39" W

RAF Fairford

United Kingdom

Kleine Brogel 17/07


On July 17th 2007, the Operational Integration Exercise 2007 (OIE '07) was held at KeeBee.


The event coincided with the celebration of 20 years OCU (Operational Conversion Unit) and a photo call opportunity.


It hosted a vast participance of foreign NATO countries such as Danish, Portuguese, and Italian F-16's, British Eurofighters and a VC-10 tanker, Czech Saabs & L-159s, Greek Phantoms and Corsairs and no less then 6 French Rafales.





Kleine Brogel Air Base

Belgium

51° 10' 5.40" N
5° 28' 8.39" E

Wings 'n Wheels 17/08


A small airfield in Belgium, Ursel annually hosts a Wings 'n Wheels event where you can see some vintage aircraft.






51° 05' 24.20" N
03° 26' 90.18" E

Ursel,

Belgium

Duxford September Airshow 08/09


A Duxford triple for us this year...


Duxford's September airshow saw less fast jet action this year. However, the RAF Red Arrows and a nice dispay of the F-86 Sabre more then made up for it.


As usual, Duxford offers a vast array of vintage and piston engined magic.






IWM Duxford,

United Kingdom

52° 05' 21.00" N
0° 07' 27.60" E

Gathering of Mustangs and Legends 27-30/09


1999 Hosted a coming together of what was then named as a truly unique event in airshow history: 65 mustangs and 12 legends who flew them during the war met in Kissimmee, Florida for a once in a lifetime event. Or so it would seem...
Between September 27th & 30th, at Rickenbacker International Airport, Columbus, Ohio, the legend was honored one last time for the 2007 Gathering of Mustangs and Legends: The Final Roundup.

This event was all about this magnificent piece of engineering, but most of all it was about reuniting them with the men and women who serviced and flew them during those dark days of WWII, to honor and thank them for what they did for the world and to hear them tell their stories. Shooting directly into the sun proved a little challenging, but this was truly the event of the year for us!






51° 05' 24.20" N
03° 26' 90.18" E

Rickenbacker Intl. Airport, Columbus, Ohio

United States

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