It’s my B-day and I’ll fly if I want to!

26 Feb 2021Author: René Vink BLOG
Cessna 172 in hangar
Cessna shadow
Lufthansa Boeing 747 jumbojet from above

I found that it was time to celebrate something. Twenty-two years of aviation passion and photography and living thirty-five years on Earth…
In these lockdown times chances to go out and make new material has proven to be hard for me. But most accessible is “my back garden” aerodrome Twente Airport. With my connections there the thought came to me to take to the skies locally and treat myself for my birthday. Why not?

Snowshoot at My Back Garden

11 Feb 2021Author: René Vink BLOG
Deutsche Lufthansa Boeing 747 Jumbojet in winter snow at Twente Airport
Winter snow airport cleaning service at Twente Airport.
General Aviation Van's and Cessna light aircraft in winter snow at Twente Airport.

'Snowshoot' this morning at "my back garden" aerodrome Twente Airport!
A large amount of snow has fallen over the past few days and now that the sun was out, it made for perfect winter photo conditions!

Thanks to Twente Airport, Vliegclub Twente and Bob Fischer!

First Aircraft Arrival: Dutch F-35

31 Oct 2020Author: René Vink BLOG
First Aircraft Arrival Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning RNLAF Leeuwarden Airbase
First Aircraft Arrival Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning RNLAF Leeuwarden Airbase Fire Department foam
RNLAF 322 Squadron Commander Ian “Gladys” Knight Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning RNLAF Leeuwarden Airbase

“She flies like a razor” said 322 Squadron Commander Ian “Gladys” Knight, who flew in the brand new 5th generation fighter jet for the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF): the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning ll.

“A wonderful experience to have done so, as well as arriving in a special legacy formation” after the ferry flight from the Leonardo plant in Cameri, Italy. “But being sprayed with foam was a bit of a surprise of course… But it saw me use my helmet in a way I’ve never used it before!”