Eindhoven open day 1986,
annual "open dag" of the Dutch air force was at Eindhoven
airbase in 1986. Looking back at this air show it was a typical for the
period. With most surrounding NATO members participating in the show and
Making the day special where the German
Viking with one of there last displays with the F-104. A other highlight
was the mass formation of the NF-5.
If you look at the list of participants you
would be amazed how many aircraft type's and units that where at this
air show and that are not around any more
The Air Show, which consisted of a mix of demonstration teams from various countries and displays by fighter aircraft, helicopters and historic aeroplanes. The Royal Netherlands Air Force whas represented with
its two flight demonstration teams, i.e. the F-16 solo display team and
the Fokker F.27 C-5, showed what the type was perhaps best known for to
the public outside of the Netherlands. Apart from being a tough and
reliable transport, the F.27 was a popular air show performer.
For the first time the Spanish AF appeared at e Dutch air show was in
1986. They brought a Mirage F1, Casa 101 and Casa 212.
The day ended with a mass take off from the NF-5's , 314 Squadron and
316 Squadron participated in this flyby in a formations off 21 NF-5's.