© Markus Jakobsmeier XW933/AQ Harrier T4 3Sqn, Gütersloh (08.08.1983) Die »AQ« flog an dem Tag nicht weniger als drei Missionen – normal für einen Harrier T4 in den achtziger Jahren. Am 18. Februar 1985 kollidierte der T4 mit dem F-104G 26+70 des MFG 2 über Bad Rothenfelde. Aufnahmen der Gütersloher Harrier nach dem Start wie hier sind eher selten und waren aufgrund der Flughöhe auch nicht immer machbar.
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.
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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