Royal Netherlands Air Force Air Show Gilze-Rijen
Boeing Apache AH-64 at KLu Open Day Gilze-Rijen Air Show 2005. Photo by Bob Franklin
Gilze-Rijen is situated in the Netherlands, its history goes back to 1910 and was first used by military aircraft in 1913. During the Second World War the German forces took it over and expanded it for their own use.
Over the years the airfield has been used by the Northrop F-5 and the F-16 Fighting Falcon, and is now used by Apache and Chinook Helicopters.
KLu Open Day Gilze-Rijen Air Show 2005 - 18th June 2005
With crowds of over 200,000 and fabulous wall to wall sunshine it's time again for the Gilze-Rijen Air show.
This air show was one of the year's finest with aircraft taking part from around the world, from some of the older aircraft such as The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight's Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane, a Beaver, Mustang, Fouga Magister and a T-33. Not forgetting of course modern aircraft such as the F-16, the KDC-10 tanker, the Apache and Eurocopter.
Images courtesy of Bob Franklin