In 2005 an airshow was
held at former United States Airforce Europe base Bitburg in Germany.
Due to the fact that there are no suitable airfields in nearby Luxemburg
to host this kind of event without hindering local traffic Bitburg is
for that matter a good alternative and not too far from Luxemburg itself
with a very good infrastructure to accommodate such an event. I decided
to pay this event a visit because I thought that there would be a lot of
military hardware present at this show but at my arrival I noticed it
wasn't all that big. Luckily for me I arrived reasonably early so there
weren't a lot of people on the flightline to make my life hard to
make a decent shot.
Also a big plus was
the wonderfull weather but it made also my life difficult because the
platform at Bitburg is facing the sun and creating backlight conditions
of the worst kind you can imaging. I had hoped that the nearby airbase
Spangdahlem of US airforce would have sent more hardware for us to look
at but all they brought with them was a Warthog A10 of the 81st Fighter
Squadron. After just a little over an hour I was on my way again and on
the prowl for some more aircraft and decided to pay nearby museum in
Hermeskeil a visit and after that continue my travel towards Ramstein to
catch hopefully some more aircraft.