Show reports

KLu Opendays 2006

By Gostar den Daas, Frits Jongerman, Koen Hartkamp, Hans Heemskerk, Rene Wilthof | June 2006
Special quests: The Blue Angels!

Aircraft enthusiasts from all over Europe visited Leeuwarden AB in the Netherlands, in the weekend of 16-17 June, for the first appearance in over twelve years of the US Navy demo team The Blue Angels. On Friday there was a small incident with a blown tire during take-off of Angel number 5, which delayed the show a bid, Saturday everything wend fine including the weather.

Like every year, was present during both days of the Royal Netherlands Air Force Open days. Check out our 4 page special with the highlights including the spectacular JATO start of Blue Angels Fat Albert.

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The static show includes some special visitors. For the first time in the Netherlands, the Polish Air Arms were present with a former German MiG-29. Other first appearance includes a Czech JAS-39 Grippen and a now operational German Eurofighter. The Royal Navy crossed the canal with a brand new HM1 Merlin, also a first for a Dutch airshow.

77, MiG-29

9243, JAS-39

30+11, EF2000

71-4021, NF-5

E-599, F-16

FF-3, F-27

015, C295

XX476/561, Jetstream

161959/2, F/A-18

ZA166/16, Sea King

ZH848, HM1

RS05, Sea King

72+94, UH-1


Q-14, AH-64

PH-DDZ, C-47

Read on in our next part including the airshow, The Blue Angels and some special arrival & departure days photo's.

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