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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

Dutch Blaze 2011

Dutch Blaze 2011

After the successful first exercise last year, RNLAF exercise Dutch Blaze was held again from June 20th – July 1st 2011. Although the name remained the same, the exercise had reduced in size and participants and had a different character than last years exercise. A couple of things remained the same…
Axalp Fliegerschiessen 2015

Axalp Fliegerschiessen 2015

Seven years after Touchdown Aviation's first visit to Axalp Fliegerschiessen, it was time to go back to the annual live fire demonstration of the Swiss Air Force. The event heavily depends on weather circumstances; two years ago the author had climbed to the top only to hear the event was cancelled…
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…
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…

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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