SITE STRUCTURE

GALLERY SET UP

To place the huge variety of aircraft types photographed over the years into appropriate and consistent categories proves not always easy.

The main division chosen for is between military and civil, ‘modern’ and historic. ‘Modern’ starting in 1970 already!

The date of construction of a specific aircraft featured defines the gallery chosen. Various examples of a same type built over many years, thus may appear in several sections.

Replicas are positioned in the year of the original aircraft design.

Some special projects, events and visits have been allocated a separate gallery. Under Military, for example, Jordan and Portugal became separate mixes of all types portrayed over many years.

Aircraft operated by government agencies, such as police forces or semi-military units have been given a military header.

Historic airliners have been placed in the 1A-03 Gallery.

The Royal Netherlands Air Force Historic Flight, with whom I have been associated for over 40 years, has its own gallery.

Besides the YAK and Sukhoi aircraft that are/were part of the Thunder Yaks demo team, other aircraft by the same manufacturers, such as YAK 50, are added to gallery “3D) (Thunder) Yaks”.

For over two decades already, visits to the Schaffen-Diest (EBDT) Fly-In in Belgium have produced a wealth of pleasure and fine air-to-air opportunities. More than enough reason to collate the results in a separate galley.

At Hoogeveen (EHHO) in the northeast of the Netherlands is the home of several associations and owners of mainly historic and also some modern aircraft. Recognizing the fantastic restoration work that is taking place there and the hospitality by many resident friends enjoyed over the years, the “Happy at Hoogeveen” gallery is added.

Lausanne-La Blecherette airport (LSGL) in Switzerland is the home base for the unique Association pour le Maintien du Patrimoine Aéronautique (AMPA). There, on several occasions, and also in Belgium and the Netherlands, I was granted the opportunity to fly with and alongside to portray a range of aircraft in their impressive collection. These can be found in the AMPA gallery, that I dedicate to the memory of their pilot Daniel Koblet.

 

Last update: 2024-05-07