Saarbruecken (EDDR) - 03.06.2016 AH-64 Apache

Saarbruecken (EDDR) - 03.06.2016 AH-64 Apache

I heard some rumors that a US Army AH-64D Apache Longbow is on short stop in Saarbrücken, which is my homebase since a few years. So before heading...

Hahn Airport (EDFH) - 23.03.2016 - Kuwait AF KC-130J

Hahn Airport (EDFH) - 23.03.2016 - Kuwait AF KC-130J

I went to Frankfurt-Hahn for a quick trip. Managed to photograph the Kuwait Air Force KC-130J with serial KAF328. Very nice catch. Reason for the...

Ramstein Air Base (ETAR) - 13.10.2015 - NATO Meeting

Ramstein Air Base (ETAR) - 13.10.2015 - NATO Meeting

It seems like there was a NATO summit or something like this, as I saw a lot of very uncommon traffic. My personal highlight was US Army C-12C with...

Spangdahlem Air Base (ETAD) - 28.08.2015 4 x F-22 'TY'

Spangdahlem Air Base (ETAD) - 28.08.2015 4 x F-22 'TY'

Still can't believe what we've got here in Germany. Last friday I went to Spangdahlem, where four (4!) F-22 Raptor arrived about 19:05h local time....

F-16 91-0366 from Spangdahlem crashed in Bavaria August 11 2015

F-16 91-0366 from Spangdahlem crashed in Bavaria August 11 2015

A pilot ejected from his jet before it crashed tuesday, August 11, 2015 in a forested area in Germany's Bavaria region, the U.S. Air Force said. The...

Lakenheath Air Base (EGUL) - 30./31.03.2010 - F15 & Tornado

Lakenheath Air Base (EGUL) - 30./31.03.2010 - F15 & Tornado

In March 2010 I went to RAF Lakenheath for the first time of my life. Royal Air Force Lakenheath or RAF Lakenheath is a Royal Air Force station near...

Ramstein Air Base (ETAR) - 25.07.2015 - OC-135B 61-2670

Ramstein Air Base (ETAR) - 25.07.2015 - OC-135B 61-2670

I heard that one of the two operational Open Skies OC-135B with serial 61-2670 arrived Ramstein July 17, 2015. I spent almost the whole following...

Ramstein Air Base (ETAR) - 15.04.2015 - Sinai UH-60A #2

Ramstein Air Base (ETAR) - 15.04.2015 - Sinai UH-60A #2

After I caught my first MFO UH-60 in November 2014, I got another chance this week. This time it was a bit more difficult. The approach was very...

Noervenich Air Base (ETNN) - 12.03.2015 Eurofighter

Noervenich Air Base (ETNN) - 12.03.2015 Eurofighter

I was on my way home from Duesseldorf, so I decided to make a short stop in Noervenich, which was not a big diversion from me. It was not that much...

Spangdahlem Air Base (ETAD) - 13.02.2015 10 x A-10 'DM'

Spangdahlem Air Base (ETAD) - 13.02.2015 10 x A-10 'DM'

Last friday, February 13, 2015, I was able to photograph 10 A-10 with tailcode DM. The A-10 came from the 355th Fighter Wing, 354th Expeditionary...

Ramstein Air Base (ETAR) - 04.02.2015 Meeting & A400M

Ramstein Air Base (ETAR) - 04.02.2015 Meeting & A400M

I was on a business trip that day and stopped for a short lunch break at the 08 site of Ramstein Air Base. When I was on my way back to the car, I...

Ramstein Air Base (ETAR) - 13.01.2015 - CV-22B Osprey

Ramstein Air Base (ETAR) - 13.01.2015 - CV-22B Osprey

I went to Ramstein Air Base today to check out an exercise with the U.S. Special Operations Command and two Bell Boeing CV-22B Ospreys. The Ospreys...

  • Saarbruecken (EDDR) - 03.06.2016 AH-64 Apache

    Saarbruecken (EDDR) - 03.06.2016 AH-64 Apache

  • Hahn Airport (EDFH) - 23.03.2016 - Kuwait AF KC-130J

    Hahn Airport (EDFH) - 23.03.2016 - Kuwait AF KC-130J

  • Ramstein Air Base (ETAR) - 13.10.2015 - NATO Meeting

    Ramstein Air Base (ETAR) - 13.10.2015 - NATO Meeting

  • Spangdahlem Air Base (ETAD) - 28.08.2015 4 x F-22 'TY'

    Spangdahlem Air Base (ETAD) - 28.08.2015 4 x F-22 'TY'

  • F-16 91-0366 from Spangdahlem crashed in Bavaria August 11 2015

    F-16 91-0366 from Spangdahlem crashed in Bavaria August 11 2015

  • Lakenheath Air Base (EGUL) - 30./31.03.2010 - F15 & Tornado

    Lakenheath Air Base (EGUL) - 30./31.03.2010 - F15 & Tornado

  • Ramstein Air Base (ETAR) - 25.07.2015 - OC-135B 61-2670

    Ramstein Air Base (ETAR) - 25.07.2015 - OC-135B 61-2670

  • Ramstein Air Base (ETAR) - 15.04.2015 - Sinai UH-60A #2

    Ramstein Air Base (ETAR) - 15.04.2015 - Sinai UH-60A #2

  • Noervenich Air Base (ETNN) - 12.03.2015 Eurofighter

    Noervenich Air Base (ETNN) - 12.03.2015 Eurofighter

  • Spangdahlem Air Base (ETAD) - 13.02.2015 10 x A-10 'DM'

    Spangdahlem Air Base (ETAD) - 13.02.2015 10 x A-10 'DM'

  • Ramstein Air Base (ETAR) - 04.02.2015 Meeting & A400M

    Ramstein Air Base (ETAR) - 04.02.2015 Meeting & A400M

  • Ramstein Air Base (ETAR) - 13.01.2015 - CV-22B Osprey

    Ramstein Air Base (ETAR) - 13.01.2015 - CV-22B Osprey

EDDR Saarbruecken 2016_06_03 AH-64 Apache LongbowI heard some rumors that a US Army AH-64D Apache Longbow is on short stop in Saarbrücken, which is my homebase since a few years. So before heading to work I decided to have a closer look. I saw this beauty covered on the tarmac. After waiting for some time I saw 2 guys with camo gear, so I decided to stay. The light was not perfect, but very nice visitor für SCN though.

Kuwait AF KC-130JI went to Frankfurt-Hahn for a quick trip. Managed to photograph the Kuwait Air Force KC-130J with serial KAF328. Very nice catch. Reason for the visit was not known. Weather did not play ball, but well... The Lockheed Martin KC-130 is the basic designation for a family of the extended-range tanker version of the C-130 Hercules transport aircraft modified for aerial refueling.

C-12 US Embassy BudapestIt seems like there was a NATO summit or something like this, as I saw a lot of very uncommon traffic. My personal highlight was US Army C-12C with serial 83-0497. It belongs to the US Embassy in Budapest, Hungary. It was almost dark, when the Swiss Air Force Cessna 560 T-784 came in. Also a new one to me. Cool variety!

Pruem Air StationI like photography very much. You can see it, when you check out this website. Besides of photography I also like ham radio. I am an active amateur radio operator (call: DO1JC). Yesterday I was on a nearby mountain for some ham radio activity. From the summit of 'Weisser Stein' in North Rhine-Westfalia I was able to see a strange looking communication tower. I decided to take a closer look.

F-22 Raptor Tyndall arriving in Spangdahlem GermanyStill can't believe what we've got here in Germany. Last friday I went to Spangdahlem, where four (4!) F-22 Raptor arrived about 19:05h local time. The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is a single-seat, twin-engine, all weather stealth tactical fighter aircraft developed for the United States Air Force. The price of only one of those is US$150 million!!

USAF F-16 91-0366 crashes in BavariaA pilot ejected from his jet before it crashed tuesday, August 11, 2015 in a forested area in Germany's Bavaria region, the U.S. Air Force said. The F-16 was a block 50 F-16CM from the U.S. Air Force's 480th Fighter Squadron, the 'Warhawks'. The pilot was safe, the Air Force said. The F-16 was carrying six 'Mk. 76' 25-pound (12 kg) training munitions, but no live ordnance.

RAF Lakenheath F-15E Strike EagleIn March 2010 I went to RAF Lakenheath for the first time of my life. Royal Air Force Lakenheath or RAF Lakenheath is a Royal Air Force station near the town of Lakenheath in Suffolk, England located 4.7 miles (7.6 km) north-east of Mildenhall, Suffolk and 8.3 miles (13.4 km) west of Thetford, Norfolk. Although an RAF station, it hosts United States Air Force units and personnel.

OC-135B Open Skies 61-2670I heard that one of the two operational Open Skies OC-135B with serial 61-2670 arrived Ramstein July 17, 2015. I spent almost the whole following sunday, July 19, 2015 at the fence and waited for the possible departure of this beauty. Unfortunately it did not happen as I wished. Some friends told me, that she departed wednesday to an unknown eastern destination. Today, I had plenty of luck...

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