on static during the 1981 open house.
In the aftermath of the Starfighter era the F-104 was used for target tow duties. Hence the removed canon from this once proud interceptor.
A Belgian Air Force Starfighter, preserved in the best possible condition at Beauvechain AFB. Today, however, it was covered with thousands of tiny rain drops, but still, its shine remains!
Now preserved in the Hermeskeil museum.
Storage of the redundant Dutch Starfighters.
This monument is in front of the Airport G. Caproni (Trento-Mattarello) and commemorates Major pilot of the Regia Aeronautica "Carlo Emanuele Buscaglia" died in service in 1944.
In 1981 Volkel was still an all Starfighter base.
target tow flight for the F-16 pilots of Leeuwarden.
Take off by one of the Quick Reaction Alert aircraft. Scrambles like this took place on a very regular basis during the eighties.
My first visit to Volkel: lots of Starfighters!
The last opportunity to photograph the Dutch Starfighters was during the spottersday of 1987. Four years after being wfu the spotters community was invited to visit Ypenburg store before the Starf... (more)
Great to see and hear the Starfighters roar!