Show reports
KLu Opendays 2007

Airshow

Both Friday and Saturday a variety of aircraft participated in the Airshow. Traditionally at noon a combined airbase attack (airpower demo) was on the program. The attack consists of a bombing attack with 15 F-16’s followed by a personal drop with Cougars, Chinooks and Apache’s for protection.

Like said before the Friday airpower demo was cut short when the second F-16 (J-018) suffered a bird strike at take-off, causing the engine to stall and flame out. The aircraft returned for landing after the two drop tanks were jettisoned just outside of the airfield perimeter. Afterwards when we spoke with the pilot call sign “Kliko” it’s was clear there were some tense moments with him considering to bail out. During the landing the cockpit was filled with smoke. After landing the runway was blocked for at least half an hour, so the rest of the air power demo was cancelled.

"Turk Yildizlari"

First for the Netherlands air show was the Turkish demo team, Turkish Starts or Turk Yildizlari. Nice thing about the team is that they fly with the NF-5, originally operation with the RNLAF. So you can say that this was a home coming.








PH-AJU, DC-2

PH-PBY, PBY-5

J-5021, F/A-18

PC-7

PC-7

PC-7

J-020, F-16

J-063, F-16

J-640, F-16

J-653, F-16

D-663, CH-47

Q-08, AH-64

S-459, AS532

D-106, CH-47

T-235, KDC-10

F-16

A-292, SA316

L-07, PC-7

Demo teams included the Royal Jordanian Falcons, The Turkish Stars and Patrouille de France. No Red Arrows this year, because they had to attend the Falkland War memorial. Patrouille de France was forced to land and stop there show on Saturday because of a thunderstorm.


Extra 300

Extra 300

J-055, F-16

J-055, F-16

J-055, F-16

J-055, F-16

C.15-45/12-03, EF-18

C.15-45/12-03, EF-18

C.15-45/12-03, EF-18

MT-35, CM170

MT-35, CM170

FA-131, F-16

FA-131, F-16

Hunter

ZA670, Chinook

ZA670, Chinook

Patrouille de France

Patrouille de France

Patrouille de France

Patrouille de France

Thanks to the RNLAF and Volkel voorlichting.

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