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Arrivals & Rehearsals17 June 2009

The first participants of this years Luchtmachtdagen already arrived Wednesday evening. The Turkish Stars and of course their support. The second arrival day some more participants were planned as well as some rehearsals.


As I had a day off I went to Volkel AB halfway the morning. I decided not to stay along the fence, so I entered the base and found me a nice spot halfway the runway. The first aircraft to arrive were the two Spanish Hornets from Zaragoza AB. This was followed by a tremendous show of the Dutch F-16. It was the first time for me to see the new color scheme of this bird. Some like it, some don't, but I simply love it!


The rehearsal of the Dutch F-16 was followed by a very nice air power display. They even used the explosions during the rehearsal of the display. After more than 30 minutes of aircraft  and helicopter violence I had to wait more than an hour for the arrival of the real star of the show. Around 14.30h the mighty Avro Vulcan finally landed in the Netherlands again.



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