© Thomas Westhoff-Düppmann A-019 und A-004 F-35XD Esk725, Gütersloh (30.11.1984) Die Nasen dieser beider Draken unterscheiden sich durch den Einbau eines Laserentfernungsmessers in der hinteren Maschine. In 20 Jahren kamen die Jagdbomber der Esk 725 meistens zu zweit und sicher in jeder möglichen Nummern-Kombination. Dieses Duo macht hier einen Durchstart.
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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