Nieuport 28C-1 Replica, N6256. From the Early Birds collection (PH-NIE).
'Who Said Rats
' is the motto of 147th Aero Squadron, as 17th Weapons Squadron it traces its lineage to the
United States Army Air Service's 17th and 147th Aero Squadrons, both of which were active during World War I. The 147th was redesignated the 17th Pursuit Squadron in the post-war Air Service and later consolidated with the 17th Aero Squadron in 1936 to preserve the history of both pursuit units.
The 17th Aero Squadron was activated in August 1917 and earned 13 campaign streamers in France flying the Sopwith Camel. The 147th Aero Squadron was organized in November 1917 and flew the Nieuport 28 and SPAD S.XIII fighters, earning eight streamers.
During World War II, the 17th Pursuit Squadron participated in the defense of the Philippines flying the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk and garnering the first American Ace of World War II.
North American AT-6 Texan, PH-TXN (c/n 78-6821) - '313/K'.
Based at Lelystad Airport with 'Wings Over Holland'.
Noorduijn AT-16ND, PH-KLU
Ex/ USAAF/43-12885, RAF/FT144, KLu/B-59, MLD/12-5, KLu/B-59.
07Nov08: During the climb out they suffered an engine failure. They managed to land the aircraft with its gear up
in a field (which just had been ploughed) just inside the aerodrome fences. [aviation-safety.net]
Check out other Harvard/Texan variants in Holland: kluhv.nl/home-eng/nieuws/de-vliegende-vloot/16-harvard
Fairchild 24 Argus II (C-61 Forwarder / C-68 / GK / J2K), FS537
(c/n R9-418). Collection: Early Birds.
From Scramble.nl (PH- database): Ex PH-FAI, N165EB, HB-EIM, FS537, 43-14459.
From www.airhistory.net: 'Built as C-61A Argus II for the RAF with the Warner Super Scarab radial engine.
Later it was rebuilt using a Fairchild Ranger inline engine, giving it the sleeker appearance of a UC-61K or Argus III.'
Constructed as a C-61A-FA by Fairchild at Hagerstown, MD, USA.
1944 - Taken on Strength/Charge with the United States Army Air Force with s/n 43-14459.
Taken on Strength/Charge with the Royal Air Force with s/n FS537 as a Argus II.
To unknown owner with c/r HB-EIM.
Circa 7 December 2000 - Certificate of airworthiness for N165EB (24R-9, R9-418) issued.
7 December 2000 - To J V. Mesdag, Lelystad with c/r N165EB.
16 March 2006 - Civil registration, N165EB, cancelled.
To unknown owner with c/r PH-FAI (Fairchild 24R9, R9-418).
Hawker Hurricane Mk.1, G-HRLI 'V7497 SD-X'
Interesting line up, visitors from Duxford's Imperial War Museum
Yellow 10, Hispano HA-1112-M1L Buchon
Westland Lysander, G-CCOM 'V9312 LX-E'
Vultee BT-13/BT-15/SNV Valiant, N3138T '42-43210'
(c/n 10425). Operator / Titles: Early Birds.
Arrived with the Early Birds Foundation (Lelystad) in January 2019 and made its first flight here on 22Mar19.
Aerostar Yak-52, PH-DTM. Owner M.H. Schoonderbeek whom I believe was also the organizer of this event.
Ex (PH-DTU), RA-2075K, DOSAAF 101/yellow.
Beech C-43/GB/JB (D17S) Staggerwing, N295BS (c/n 295)
This aircraft carries the markings of the US Air Attache to the UK and the seal of the London US Embassy.
Erco 415CD Ercoupe, PH-NCE
(c/n 4765); owner R.J. Maatman.