AVIATION FAIR, 28 MARCH 2015
A chance to stock up on aviation books, memorabilia, dvd's, photographs and many more.
And of course to meet up with fellow minded enthusiasts, some familiar faces and introduction to new ones!
Plenty on offer here, be it dvd's, books, photographs, etc. Everything on aviation
Talked a bit with this sympathetic couple, they were not disappointed in interest of their goods on display.
There was indeed a good crowd here in the museum, families with their kids escaping the miserable weather
and plenty of people sorting the goods on display on these tables. Glad I went too, if not for talking to people.
An astounding amount of aviation kits on offer today.
The magnificent Lockheed Constellation (the 'Dutch Connie') creates a very fine background here.
Plenty of planes and helicopters allow entry here in the Aviodrome.
A very appealing setting for such a fair.
There were presentations here too. Here a helicopter pilot talks about flying helicopters and
his tour of duty in Afghanistan.
Since 2011 this museum is 'under new management'. The big change was much more focus on families with
kids than aviation enthusiasts. Less depending on sponsors (e.g. KLM, who stepped in but when the economy
went down they pulled the plus: Royal Dutch = Royal Pain), more focus on a regular flow of museum visitors.
Now we see various places and opportunities for kids to loose their excess energy; so families stay
longer, spend money probably and at least make it more enjoyable for the young ones.
Getting the feel of steering a plane up & down, left & right.
The first time I noticed this ATC display. Each time I visit the Aviodrome I notice something new.
Fokker F.VIIa H-NADP
Fokker F.2 H-NABC (replica) in a different display compared to my last visit to the Aviodrome.
This setup enables walking around the display, nice.
Quite a climb for people to board here!
Nieuport II chasing a Fokker DR.1 Dreidecker (Triplane)
We cross to the other side of the museum.
Plenty of KLM colours on the Aviodrome grounds. There is a giant KLM 747 here too.
So if KLM disappears, into Air France, we have their heritage preserved!
The workplace. Pity we don't see this unique Douglas DC-2 flying anymore. Hoping for a return to the skies one day!
That camouflaged Noorduyn Norseman is still being worked on, albeit with slow progress.
I was told we may see her fly in 2016!
Thought this was a library, but it is in fact Aviodrome's surplus of books, for sale. I walked away with a
of Jane's All The World's Aircraft, for a mere 20 euro! Very pleased.
1979 was the year I started working for Martinair, a special year for me, now a chapter about to close most like.