Base visit Woensdrecht: fire!

On a hot day in June I joined Onze Luchtmacht on a base visit of Woensdrecht air base. With only the EMVO (training) squadron and their PC-7s stationed, Woensdrecht is perhaps not the most spectacular base when it comes to jet noise, but it sure is an interesting base to visit. We spent some time at the EMVO and were allowed to walk around the PC-7s in the hangar, we also had a look at the immense maintenance hangar with several Apaches, Chinooks and F-16s stripped down and we spent some time at the Fire & Rescue Training Centre. And as we kneeled down in a small and dark hallway, waiting for a live demonstration of the movie "Backdraft" I realised this was going to be a once in a lifetime experience.

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