Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II, US Air Force, Bierset

Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II at Bierset airshow in 1985. The days when you could still get hit in the head by the wings of taxiing aircraft.

Dassault Mirage III E, Armée de l’Air, Chateaudun

Dassault Mirage III E from the French Armée de l’Air at the airshow at Chateaudun in 1987.

Bell UH-1D Huey, Heeresfliegertruppe, Rheine Bentlage

German Heeresfliegertruppe (Army Aviation Regiment) Bell UH-1D Huey at the airshow at Rheine Bentlage in 1985.

SAAB J35Ö Mk.II Draken, Österreichische Luftstreitkräfte, Zeltweg

SAAB J35Ö Mk.II Draken from the Österreichische Luftstreitkräfte at the 2000 Zeltweg airshow. This particular aircraft is now preserved at Zeltweg,

Aermacchi MB-339A, Aermacch, Paris Le Bourget

Aermacchi MB-339A at the 1985 Paris Le Bourget airshow.

Hispano HA-200 Saeta, Ejército del Aire, Berlin Schönefeld

Hispano HA-200 Saeta at the Internationale Luft- und Raumfahrtausstellung Berlin (ILA) in 2000 at Berlin Schönefeld airport.

McDonnell Douglas F-4D Phantom II, US Air Force, Wildenrath

Deployment of Illinois ANG F-4D’s at Wildenrath in 1986.

MiG.17AS, Nationale Volksarmee, Peenemunde

Mikoyan Gurevich MiG.17AS from the East German Nationale Volksarmee (NVA) as it was preserved in Peenemunde in 2000.

Embraer Emb.121AA Xingu, Armée de l’Air, Nancy Ochey

Embraer Emb.121AA Xingu from the French Armée de l’Air on its way to the runway at Nancy Ochey during the 1985 airshow.

Britten Norman BN.2B Islander, Surinaamse Luchtmacht, Zorg en Hoop.

In 2000 the Surinam Air Force still had some aircraft operational. Seen here are BN.2B Islander SAF-001 and both CASA.212’s SAF-212 & SAF-214.