The purpose of this blog is to provide some information about the published photographs and the trips and events that are covered here.

Brazil and Chile

February 06, 2016

The year 2016 started with a trip to Brazil to celebrate a wedding of a friend in Piracicaba, near São Paulo.

After that we traveled to Chili and visited the region of the lakes and the volcanoes.


Sanicole (18 & 20 Sept.)

September 21, 2015

Despite the fact that the 5th Sanicole Sunset Airshow on Friday suffered a few cancellations because of technical issues, it was a great event. Seeing the Belgian F-16 Demo aircraft leading the n° 1 of a number of European display teams was a rare and magnificent sight.

The 38th Sanicole International Airshow on Sunday offered a lot of variation, from classic to modern aircraft, both civil and military. This cannot be illustrated much better than with Breitling's Constellation leading the Patrouille Suisse.

Royal International Air Tattoo

July 23, 2015

This year we made the trip to Fairford for RIAT 2015 to see the best military aircraft from past, present and future.
I was honored to witness one of the last flights of the mighty Vulcan as well as a beautiful fly-past for the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. We also saw a lot of the aircraft departing on Monday which is traditionally impressive. On the way back to Dover, we visited Rye, a medieval town.

Paris Air Show

June 22, 2015

It has been 10 years since I last was at Le Bourget in France to visit the Paris Air Show.
It was bit of a disappointment since a lot of manufacturers decided not to stay for the public days.
Because of the large crowd it was also difficult to photograph the static aircraft.
But thanks to the French chauvinism we were able to see some spectacular aircraft displays from Airbus.

Bellicourt - Le Quesnoy

May 28, 2015

On the way back from La Ferté we visited a German World War I graveyard.
More than 30.000 soldiers have been buried there...

Next we stopped at a tunnel that is still in use to tow ships through a hill.
The tower is a ship that electrically pulls itself using a chain in the canal.

Finally we stopped in Le Quesnoy, a fortified city.
While the walls are being restored, a lot of the water around is changed into a parc.