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Welcome, and thanks a lot for visiting my website. Let me first introduce myself. My name is Rob Hendriks, I am 40 years old and I am born and raised in Veghel, The Netherlands. I'm a military aviation enthusiast and photographer since 1985. It all started during the early 80's when my dad took me to Volkel AB almost every Wednesday afternoon to see the F-104 Starfighter. Unfortunately I was too young at that moment to write down numbers or to take pictures. This all started the during the early 90's.


During the late 90's aircraft spotting became more than a hobby for me. It actually became part of my job. Since late 1998 I have been working for the Royal Netherlands Air Force with Air Traffic Control at Volkel AB. I think it's every spotters dream to have a job like this. In the beginning of 2005 I was transferred to AOCS Nieuw Milligen to work with Air Traffic Control at Rapcon South. After doing this for about two years I left Nieuw Milligen again as I wanted a job closer to home and I wanted to see the aircraft again. From early 2007 till mid 2016 I have been working as an Air Traffic Controller in the control tower at Eindhoven AB. This base is combined civil and military which makes it even more interesting as we have lots of flying activity over here. Nowadays I work at the Military Air Traffic Control Center, better known as 'Dutch Mil' stationed at Schiphol-Oost.


Most of you will probably know me from another website: Danger Zone. After more than 140.000 visits I decided to shut down the website due to the high costs and lots of maintenance problems. Now I'm back and really proud to present my new website: fly-by.nl. At this website you'll find photo reports of airshows, base visits, spottersdays and tours from around the world. Thanks for visiting and don't forget to come back later...



  • Frisian Flag Leeuwarden AB,  9-20 April 2018

  • ILA 2018 Berlin Air Show,  25-29 April 2018

  • Finnish AF 100 years Airshow  Jyväskylä,  16/17 June 2018

  • Meeting de l'Air Nancy-Ochey,  30 June/1 July 2018

  • Royal International Air Tattoo  RAF Fairford,  14 July 2018

  • Radom-Sadkow Airshow,  25/26 August 2018

  • Belgian Airforce Days Kleine Brogel,  8/9 September 2018

  • Canon EOS 80D with Canon BG-E14 Battery Grip

  • Canon EOS 40D with Canon BG-E2N Battery Grip

  • Canon EF-S 10-18mm F/4.5-5.6 IS STM

  • Canon EF 24-105mm F/4.0L IS USM

  • Canon EF 70-200mm F/4.0L IS USM

  • Canon EF 300mm F/4.0L IS USM

  • Canon EF 1.4x II Extender

  • Canon Speedlite 430EX II




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