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Ralph "Sheik" Aarts last performance

Ralph "Sheik" Aarts last performance

Just before 3PM at this Autumn Afternoon, Captain Ralph "Sheik" Aarts set the throttle to full military power in order to take off for his last flight as demonstration pilot of the RNLAF F-16 Demoteam. For 3 years he has represented the Royal Netherlands Air Force across Europe as well as the USA at…
Soesterberg, a finale in style

Soesterberg, a finale in style

On November 12th Soesterberg airbase ceased its function as military airbase. With the gates closing for good on December 31st this will end a period of 95 years of military aviation. Founded in 1910 the airbase was the oldest airfield in Europe and the second oldest in the world. On July 1st 1913…
Luchtmachtdagen 2004

Luchtmachtdagen 2004

Four years after my first Air Show at Volkel Air Base have past before the Air Base was assigned to organise the Open Days of the Royal Netherlands Air force again. In 2000 the show was held in September due to the war in Kosovo, this year it was in June as common. The weekend of June 18-19th was…
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