Welcome to Touchdown Aviation!

Military Aviation Photography, Reports, Publications and Video since 2004

Military Aviation Photography

This is where our roots lie. Photographing military aircraft when we were teenagers, spending days along the fence at our local air bases or farther away and abroad.

Reports and publications

The photography evolved and we were curious about the story behind the men and woman flying those magnificent machines. We discover and share that story, not only at this website but in various magazines all over the world.

Video

With text and photos you can tell the story. But with video things really come to life. You can hear and see what we saw on our adventures or relive your favorite airshow visit.

Featured Reports

RNLAF F-35A Lightning II deploys to the Netherlands

RNLAF F-35A Lightning II deploys to the Netherlands

Back in January 2015, in a debate with local residents from Volkel Air Base, Minister of Defence Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert announced her commitment to send a F-35 Lightning II to the Netherlands for so called noise perception flights. One year of planning later the flights took place at the end of…
Frisian Flag 2013

Frisian Flag 2013

Frisian Flag 2013 was held from April 15th - 26th at Leeuwarden Air Base and the nearby Dutch, German and Danish airspace over the North Sea. This year’s focus was on international cooperation and integration. Touchdown Aviation got the opportunity to see this multi national cooperation at…
NATO E-3A AWACS Operations

NATO E-3A AWACS Operations

Over 3 years of NATO E-3A operations in Afghanistan, in light of ISAF, came to an end when the last E-3A AWACS landed at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany on September 25, 2014. It was one of many events for the E-3A Component last year. We visited Geilenkirchen to review 2014 and to look forward…
Flying with the 100th ARW refueling Luftwaffe Tornados

Flying with the 100th ARW refueling Luftwaffe Tornados

RAF Mildenhall is home to the 100th Air Refuelling Wing which fly the the Boeing KC-135R & under the command of the 351st Air Refuelling Squadron. On arrival at the operations building of the wing you are greeted with a large sign displaying the initials NKAWTG which means ‘Nobody Kicks Ass Without…

Flying Legends

Welcome to the world of the flying history of aviation. A tribute to those who maintain and fly the magnificent machines from the past.

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