[Photo] U.S. F-4E Phantom’s ultra-low final approach buzzes photographer’s heads

Jan 18 2014 - 3 Comments

If you though that the most spectacular landing happens at the Caribbean St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana Airport, you were wrong.

Along with Waddington in the UK (and few other airports…), there’s another famous place where planes flew very low final approaches and this is Gilze-Rijen in the Netherlands.

The following image was taken by “Con-V” of Spotting group Volkel at the Dutch airbase almost 30 years ago, and it shows a U.S. F-4E Phantom about to touch down. If you search for images taken at that airfield, you’ll find some more examples of ultra low final approaches at Gilze-Rijen, but the one in this post is surely among the most stunning ones.

Low, isn’t it?

Image credit: “Con-V” of Spotting group Volkel and H/T to Bart Sweers who made us in contact with the author of the photo.

 

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  • Redbergh

    I’m really sorry to inform you that ’84 has already been 30 years ago :D
    But I totally feel ya … ;)

  • 30 yrs ago…

  • MACH 3 COMPOSITES

    Nice! Love the F-4.