On Base, where only people with a pass could go.

It was a priviledge to be allowed on base. I enjoyed it a lot, American military people are really good people. I flew in an ASK-13 glider with instructor. Watched American Football games, the home team was called the Soesterberg Falcons. Photographed the cheerleaders. Enjoyed the ribs at the BBQ stand and one time I made a couple of photos of F-15s flying at night.

Aljo

ACvZ
ACvZ

This is me in the blister the hangar of the ACvZ.

Aljo

ACvZ
ACvZ

This is me in the ASK-13 sailplane.

glider

ACvZ
glider

Gliders of the ACvZ.

glider

ACvZ
glider

Two seat high performance glider.

glider

ACvZ
glider

ASK-23 glider with forgiving performance for new soloists.

glider

ACvZ
glider

Instruments

glider

ACvZ
glider

High performance glider with shelter in the background.

glider

ACvZ
glider

ASK-21 two seat trainer or tester.

briefing

ACvZ
glider

First activity of the day the briefing mainly about the weather.

glider

ACvZ
ACvZ

Ready for take-off, with shelter in the background.

gliders

ACvZ
ACVz

Getting ready for flight.

Soesterberg Air Base

from the air
Soesterberg AB

Soesterberg AB from the air from the West. Runway 09/27 to the right, runway 13/31 to the left.

Cheerleaders

Soesterberg AB
cheerleaders

Soesterberg Falcon cheerleaders.

Cheerleaders

Soesterberg AB
Cheerleaders

Visiting cheerleaders of the Ramstein Rams.

Cheerleaders

Soesterberg AB
Cheerleaders

More Ramstein Rams cheerleaders.

Cheerleaders

Soesterberg AB
Cheerleaders

I asked these girls if they would please put on their pom poms. They did so, and here is the picture.

Football

Soesterberg AB
Football

Soesterberg AB Falcons vs the Ramstein Rams. Most games they would lose, SAB was a small base I guess.

Football

Soesterberg AB
Football

Visiting cheerleaders

Football

Soesterberg AB
Football

The tribune, in the cabin they would produce live commentary for AFN radio.

Football

Soesterberg AB
Football

The American Football field.

Football

Soesterberg
Football

The field.

Football

Soesterberg AB
Football

During game.

Football

Soesterberg AB
Football

During game.

Football

Soesterberg
Football

Home cheerleaders.

Football

Soesterberg AB
Football

Home team.

Football

Soesterberg AB
Football

During game.

Football

Soesterberg
Football

Home team.

BBQ

Soesterberg AB
BBQ

Delicious spare ribs and hamburgers, courtesy of the NCO-club.

At Night

Soesterberg AB
nightflights

Landing at night.

At Night

Soesterberg AB
nightflights

Landing at night, the white line starts as the Eagle extends its landing gear.