© Axel Saal A-007, A-001 plus eine unid. F-35XD Esk 725, Gütersloh (November 1982) Für eine Woche flogen vier dänische Draken im Rahmen eines NATO-Staffelaustausches aus dem HAS-Bereich der 3Sqn heraus. Hier rollen alle vier Maschinen (die eine ist außerhalb des Bildes) zum Start, die anderen beiden teilnehmenden F-35 waren die A-009 und A-017. Bemerkenswert waren nach Ende des Einsatzes die von jeder Draken durchgeführten drei bis vier Overshoots!
The Airfield Gütersloh
Due to its close proximity to the inner-German border RAF Gütersloh (ICAO code EDUO, since 1994 ETUO) was one of the most active and most approached airbase of over 70 military airfields and heliports in Germany. A huge amount of visiting aircraft, several Gütersloh based aircraft types and the proximity to exercise and low-level flying areas, but also to potential enemy areas in the state of defence secured this position until the end of the Cold War. In the year 1986 for example, over 58.000 aircraft movements were counted, this is equivalent of 160 a day, including the weekends. Since the end of 2013 the airfield is generally closed for all air traffic.
Spotting Group Gütersloh (SG ETUO)
The Spotting Group Gütersloh is an association of aviation enthusiasts who documented the activities at the Airfield Gütersloh since the 60s in general but also the mainly military movements. For further information, visit the section Spotting Group.
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